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

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    10.6.3

    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

    Mal

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    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.

    jW
     
  3. cAPS lOCK thread starter macrumors member

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

    MrCheeto

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    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

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    That worked! Thanks!
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Good answer!
     
  7. chriscrob macrumors newbie

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    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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