No "stacking" of smart folders?

seans9

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I created a smart folder, put it in the dock, and it wont stack or give me the "view as" option. Why wouldn't the stacking feature be implemented for smart folders?
 

QuarterSwede

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Most likely because smart folders aren't really folders at all. The system runs a search using whatever criteria you gave it every time you open the "folder." This is how it's always up to date with the most current data you have.
 

seans9

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Yeah, that's what I figured. I still don't see why it wasn't implemented. If I open the smart folder it comes up just as fast as a normal one would.
 

motulist

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What happens when you click and hold down on a docked icon of a smart folder?

What happens when you right click it?
 

seans9

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I can't figure out how he got a smart folder into the dock in the first place. It won't drag and drop for me.
When you are making your smart folder you have the option to save it. Put it on your desktop, then drag it to the dock.
 

seans9

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A Smart Folder isn't a folder.That's why you can't view any contents.It has none.

The Dock isn't designed to be used as a query tool.That's what Spotlight does.

Note the Get Info info :
Yes, I understand this, but the whole point of stacks and smart folders are to increase productivity. This would be an awesome feature.
 
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