No "stacking" of smart folders?

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  1. seans9 macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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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.
     
  3. seans9 thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    True. Maybe it'll be in an update?
     
  5. motulist macrumors 601

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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?
     
  6. seans9 thread starter macrumors member

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    See attached image.
     

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  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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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.
     
  8. motulist macrumors 601

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    Aww. I was hoping (but not expecting) that it would pop up a hierarchical list view of the contents so we could have a work around to the terrible stack-only situation.
     
  9. seans9 thread starter macrumors member

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    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.
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    That's exactly what I did. Still refuses to drop into the dock.

    Edit: Apparently you have to drag it almost to the bottom of the screen for it to do it.
     
  11. Peace macrumors P6

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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 :
     

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  12. seans9 thread starter macrumors member

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    I wasn't able to do it directly from finder. I had to go to the actual desktop and drag it in.
     
  13. seans9 thread starter macrumors member

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    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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