As many of you know, Apple has broken the "old" folder behavior in the Dock - it is no longer possible to navigate hierarchically organized folders without releasing the mouse. Furthermore, the Stacks that folders such as Applications get "transformed" into look ugly, and are hard to identify. There is really no reason my Applications folder should look almost like the Address Book application. The fix should be easy - but we need to start submitting bug reports about this problem! In order to help, go here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html ...submit a bug report, and let Apple know we need Stacks fixed! Example bug report text follows. The more bug reports about this are submitted, the higher the chance this behavior will eventually get fixed! _____________________________________________________ There are two major problems with the current way Leopard treats stacks/folders in the Dock: 1. There is no way to assign a permanent, easily recognizable icon to a certain stack/folder. For instance, an Applications folder dragged to the dock displays the Address Book application icon prominently, and Automator icon is visible behind it. However, it is a really, really, really poor representation of Applications folder. Furthermore, this view will change if I were to add other applications to the folder which will alphabetically precede the Address Book. In all previous OS X versions, a folder dragged to the dock has largely retained its appearance in Finder, making it easy to identify at a glance. This behavior NEEDS to be reinstated in 10.5 . This is a MAJOR usability issue. 2. It is no longer possible to browse hierarchically organized folders placed in the Dock without opening them in Finder. In previous OS X versions, I could right-click on a hierarchically organized folder in the Dock, and navigate an arbitrary number of file system levels without releasing the mouse button. It is no longer possible in 10.5. There is no reason the older behavior should have been removed.