How to make an alias in the dock and treat it as a stack

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cAPS lOCK, May 13, 2010.

  1. cAPS lOCK macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2009

    When I make an alias on my desktop of a folder and then drag it to my dock it'll stick there but it will open like a folder. When i click it it will open Finder and then that alias. I want it to open like Stacks do, preferably in list mode with the flyout menus.

    Why can't I do this? I had it in Leopard but can't get it to work in SL. I checked all my settings and can't find anywhere to create a stack from an alias. Or from anything for that matter.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Why aren't you just dragging the original folder to the Dock? That will always create a stack.

    An alias /= a folder, so it's not going to work that way.

  3. cAPS lOCK thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2009
    It's a folder off of a shared server so it needs to be an alias.
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    Mal: Option+= will get you ≠ :D

    OP: Drag the original Folder to the Dock and it CREATES an alias on the Dock! Everything on the dock is an alias :p
  5. cAPS lOCK thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2009
    That worked! Thanks!
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Good answer!
  7. chriscrob macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2011
    I'm assuming that the alias thing is actually impossible? I'm using a text dock icons and I want a different icon for the dock link to documents.

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