saved searches in stacks possible?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by snickelfritz, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. snickelfritz macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
    I'd like to create a saved search (smart folder) and place in the dock as a stack.
    So far, all it does is open the smart folder; no stack.
  2. G4R2 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2006
    You can do something similar with an Automator action. Essentially, you set Automator to use Spotlight to find items for you. Then you use Automator to create aliases of those items in a particular folder that is in turn placed on the dock.

    The downside to this is that the icons are shortcuts and don't preview the actual files.
  3. badolina macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2004
    Automator for saved searches in stacks

    This sounds like a great idea. However, I am not familiar enough with Automator, and it does not seem self-explanatory enough.

    Can you give some guidelines as to how to do that?
    Also, how do I refresh the folder with short-cuts, that is, how do I rerun automator constantly?


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