Display as Folder vs. Stack: What's the difference?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by i4k20c, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. i4k20c macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2005
    This is something that bugs me alot about Leopard. This question always comes up in my head and i google it but get no answer. What is the difference between a "stack" vs. "folder" in the dock?

    They both seem to do the EXACT same thing to me, which makes me feel that I am not seeing it or taking advantage of it. :)
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    The only difference is what icon is displayed in the dock. As a folder, the icon used for display on the dock is the default folder icon for that particular folder. As a stack, the icon used for the display on the dock is the icon of the first item within that folder.

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