Stacks on Left Side of Dock

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eshroom, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. eshroom macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2006
    As per a comment left by a user on this web-page

    it is possible to place the recent applications stack on the left side of the dock using the following commands in terminal:

    defaults write persistent-apps -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'

    killall Dock

    My question is, does anyone know, perhaps by modifying the above command, how to do this with folders of your choice. I would find this useful for things like office items. The function was availale in beta versions of Leopard, so it seems a bit odd they haven't included it in the final.
  2. torma616 macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009
    I might have an idea

    So i realize that this thread is about a year old, and sorry for the bump.......but I had thought of something.

    The code you posted was:

    defaults write persistent-apps -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'
    on another site, the code i found was:

    defaults write persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'
    Note that the difference is in the "persistent-apps" vs. "persistent-others" part of the code.

    So hypothetically, if we could figure out the correct string for the "tile-type =" we could probably make the computer think anything is an application and in effect, put it on the left of the dock divider.

    Now, I'm no programmer/developer, and as such have NO clue as to the workings of the Mac system other than the most basic of things, I don't know how to use this information.

    But it's a start?
  3. jaf2 macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010

    Did you find a solution to put stacks on the left part of dock, with the applications? It would be great for suites, like office, iwork, ilife... and launch them quickly!

    Hope someone will read my (first!!) post :)
  4. JonBorichef macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2010
    Roseville, CA

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