Stacks Idea

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sammy2066, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    I just got a brilliant idea for stacks. For stacks like Utilities that don't completely fit in the Fan mode. Why not implement a scrolling feature in the Fan mode that lets you browse the entire stack by either the scroll wheel or the keyboard?

    What you guys think?
  2. tony4d macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    I think scrolling fan stacks is a great idea. It might not be used by everyone, but would be a welcome option.

    As an implementation, there could be arrows at the bottom and top of the fan, that if clicked and held, would scroll the stacks. Those with a scroll wheel could just scroll. :)
  3. ohforfckssake! macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2008
    Sounds like a good idea actually. In fact, sounds obvious now that you mention it (usually the mark of a good idea). Wonder why it wasn't implemented by Apple?
  4. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 9, 2007
    when i first saw stacks i assumed thats what the fan stack did

    apple needs to invent the super stack because each type has a flaw

    Fan - doesnt show enough items and cannot open folders in the stack itself
    Grid - cannot open folders in the stack itself
    List - Cannot drag items out of the stack as if it was a regular item. (thanks to OS X I've gotten extremely used to using drag and dropping for everything in OS X so this bugs me)

    Apple still has alot of work to do in stacks.
  5. tony4d macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Several more excellent points. Hopefully Apple adds some smart features for stacks in snow leopard.
  6. sammy2066 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    Yeah, I've had this idea since the first day I started using Leopard. It just seems so obvious to have something like that ...
  7. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    I take it this your first day on leopard?

    :p ;)
  8. ihabime macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    My memory is a bit fuzzy, but i believe this feature was in the early leopard betas, there was an arrow at the bottom in fan mode that when clicked on would slide everything up revealing more items. You could also browse subfolders within the stack without opening a finder window.

    Both features disappeared later in the beta cycle for unknown reasons, a shame really, they were quite useful.
  9. FuuFuu macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2008
    i also have a sony vaio laptop and i wanted to make it as OS X esque as possible without anything illegal lol. i downloaded object dock plus, which is almost as same as the dock on apple. the stacks on it is different, it doesn't have fan but it has everything else. it has something like a fan except its horizontal and it has an arrow on each side so you can move it around. its pretty cool
  10. goinskiing macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    Meridian, ID
    Great Idea

    I was just thinking of this the other day, but hadn't vocalized it. It would be a welcome addition for me anyway. My Applications stack has gotten so big that it made a menu-like pull-up that had a scroller. I'll try to get a screenshot when I get a couple more programs (I got rid of a few since).
  11. sammy2066 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    Nope, I've been using Leopard since the day it came out. I also had this idea from that very day. It was only a few days ago that I decided to make this post. ;)
  12. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Man, a joke just got wasted :eek:
  13. supergrandma macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2005
    Hopefully Apple adds them in 10.5.5
  14. BlakTornado Guest


    Apr 24, 2007
    Washington, OH
    Will more likely be in Snow Leopard - it would be a big thing to implement.

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