Sorting order of folders in dock

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by paulsalter, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. paulsalter macrumors 68000

    paulsalter

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    Anyone know a hidden way to sort these folders (i might be missing a built in option but cannot see it)

    Application folders, this now starts at the bottom instead of the top, so have to scroll upwards to get to top, any way to get this to default at the top so it displays apps starting A first, then scroll down to folders (sorted by kind and in list view)

    Downloads folder, I have this sorted by date added, in list view
    new items get auto added to top of the list, so similar to above can this be changed somehow to display from the top instead of the bottom, i need to scroll to the top to see new items
     
  2. jkuzmick macrumors newbie

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    Agree. I'm finding this annoying as well. Anyone have a solution?
     
  3. polarpop macrumors newbie

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    same here, very annoying... Not impressed with these little annoyances in lion....
     
  4. vargus macrumors newbie

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    Not a solution, but at least a shortcut:

    When you click the folder in the dock and the list appears, and then press the right arrow, the list will scroll to the top. It will do this only the first time you press the key, after that the arrow keys function for navigation within the list. Perversely, the left arrow key does not scroll to the bottom.
     
  5. paulsalter thread starter macrumors 68000

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    nice little find

    makes things a little quicker
     
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean "starts from the bottom"? My folders in my dock all start at the top.
     
  7. paulsalter thread starter macrumors 68000

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    are in in list view ?
     
  8. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    No, I'm in grid view for all except my downloads folder, which is in fan view.
     
  9. paulsalter thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thats the difference

    works corectly in them views, in list view it starts at the bottom
     
  10. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, okay. I see now what you meant. Weird that it starts at the bottom of the list.
     
  11. paulsalter thread starter macrumors 68000

    paulsalter

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    it's all deliberate to force people to use launchpad

    cant sort apps folder as you used to be able to in finder
    apps folder in dock displays wrong way round

    it's a conspiracy :D
     

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