Question for those who use the stack overlay icons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by writeous, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. writeous macrumors regular

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    For those who use the stack icons, does it cause your dock the crash upon start up? Everytime I restart my MBP, when I have the icons placed in the dock, everything loads up but the dock, and it usually takes about 5 to 10 seconds to appear. I can tell when the dock crashes by looking at console, and also the desktop background changes when it happens. I reinstalled Leopard just to see if it was a problem with something else, but as soon as I put the icon back, it crashes again. :(
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    nope!

    but i honestly dont rebook my mac enough to notice either way...
     
  3. writeous thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    I dont think overlays could really cause the problem, because it is nothing more and a file (or folder) with an icon, that you told to stay on top.
     
  5. GNice macrumors 6502

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    No problems at all...
     
  6. nemex macrumors regular

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    No problems here... I've been using those for weeks without any issue :apple:
     
  7. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure this is covered somewhere already, but how do you get the icon to stay on the top? I've tried sorting by name and having a folder called _ which works fine for a while, then seems to stop working. I've tried 1111 too, same happens. It seems that if I have a folder with the icon called 1, then download a file called 2, 2 goes on top even though it's sorted by name!

    Any clues as to what's going wrong?
     
  8. alst macrumors newbie

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    I stumbled across the answer to this by accident.
    You don't sort by file modification date in the menu bar but rather by right clicking on the stack itself where a menu to sort will appear. Choose "sort by modification date".

    From then on, the translucent overlay will always be on top.
     
  9. FlameBoy macrumors newbie

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    you need to form an Terminal command, so its modification date changes to 1 january, 2020. is shall post it here:

    cd ~/Downloads

    touch -mt 202001010101.01 " Downloads "

    CHange downloads into the stack you want. Have fun.
     
  10. cbrain macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    I use the "Draws" and so far I haven't had any problems...
     
  11. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps it is a damaged icon file that is causing the issue. Try using different icons for the overlays.
     

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