Stacks for select programs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Arkangil, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Arkangil macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2009
    I know I can make a stack of recent applications on my doc. Is there a way I can make a stack of a selection of applications. For example, all my games? Or all my web development applications?

    Basically, any kind of custom stack where I can choose what apps appear in it?

  2. beaner454 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    Just make a folder called Games or Web Development. Then make aliases of the apps you want to put in the respected stacks and drag them into the newly created folders.

    Then just pop those folders into your dock. And there you go customized app stacks.
  3. Arkangil thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2009
    So I am totally new to Mac. Just bought it in June. I don't quite know how the file/folder structures work yet.

    In Windows, I would make a folder on my desktop, or whatever, and put shortcuts in it.

    Should I make my "games" folder in the "applications" folder, or somewhere else on the Mac? I am trying my best to get out of the Windows mentality and truly embrace the way Mac does things. I don't want to revert!!

  4. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I created holder folders in a sub-folder of my Documents folder. Here's what I have:

    Documents\OS X Stacks\Favorites\
    Documents\OS X Stacks\Web Development\
    Documents\OS X Stacks\Video Editing\

    Right-click on an app and choose "Make alias". Drag that into the appropriate folder. Drag the folders to the right side of the dock.

    Attached Files:

  5. Arkangil thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2009
    That's great!

    One last question. When I move the stack of game alias' to the dock, it shows the image of one of the games. Can I change that in any way?

    Edit: Nevermind, I figured out the difference between a stack and a folder!

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