Stacks still "flying"in 10.5.1

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Germacintosh, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Germacintosh macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    How come they didn't fix this, this must have been so obvious while testing, even months ago!

    It looks so unprofessional and awkward. :mad:

    Is there any workaround? I want stacks to work with my magnifying dock.
  2. cornerdealy macrumors regular

    May 30, 2006
  3. Germacintosh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    the free space between the open stack and the dock itself. Once the magnification turns off the stack is flying above the dock. See here:

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  4. Peabody macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Broken? Yup.

    Critical for the .1 update? Nah.

    I bet it gets addressed in the .2 update. UI anomalies that don't break functionality are probably a lower priority than say the Finder eating data, etc...

    Bummer. I was fine with the behavior until you pointed that flaw out!


  5. Germacintosh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    You're right. Its just so obvious I can't imagine all those testers haven't seen it!

    Well, at least we can now enjoy these cool new transparent icons :)
  6. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007
    Why do you use magnification? are you a 7 year old?
  7. Bern macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2004
    I think it's meant to be that way so that you can keep that Stacks window open to navigate through (get a good look of) it's contents if there's a lot of stuff in it. That way you don't need to keep your finger pressed down on your mouse. I don't really see it as a bug.
  8. maxmax macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2007
    something like this seems like it would have been so obvious during testing, so maybe it has to do with the new dock scaling, etc...

    for example -- minimized webpages and quicktime movies aren't "live" anymore. on tiger when i clicked dashboard it would freeze the dock with magnification still on the dashboard icon like my mouse was there. leopard doesn't do it anymore.
  9. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    You are still not hearing what most people are saying here.

    It's not the big deal you think it is because it doesn't affect functionality.

    I also noticed this effect immediately upon installing Leopard but until you posted here, it never occurred to me that this was a "problem." I'm sure the coders at Apple saw it too, they just didn't stop Leopards release for it as you might have wanted them to.

    Luckily there is a workaround for this problem. When it happens, you have to click a few milimetres over from where the icon used to be, to where it is now. :)
  10. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    I for one would be rather annoyed if the expanded stack moved down when the magnification turns off... To access items in the stack, one have to move the cursor away from the dock, into the expanded stack thus causing a magnified dock to return to its normal state.

    It would be pretty bad to have to move the cursor first up then down to access the lowest stack items (for a dock placed at the bottom of the screen). Of course one solution to that problem would be to keep the dock magnified when accessing an expanded stack... If the dock is de-magnified by moving the cursor in another direction, this isn't an issue.

    Anyway, I very much prefer a flying stack to a stack preventing me from accessing items in it :)
  11. feyn-man macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    I don't think that is a bug of system. In fact, I think you will never solve it if you use magnification. Because the icon must be there to wait you click when dock magnification disappear.
  12. Germacintosh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    I don't think the stack should move down but the dock should just stay magnified as long as I do something withing the stack. Doesn't that make any sense?
  13. Germacintosh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    What did you post that for? I like it magnified, you don't. So what?
  14. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    This seriously bothers you? I didn't even notice it until you pointed it out, and even now I still don't see why it upsets you so much. So it doesn't go up and down with the dock when it magnifies and un-magnifies. Don't really see that as a problem...

    Whatever dude. Magnification is the coolest ever...
  15. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    What is the point of this? There are many reasons to use magnifications besides this 7 year old idea of yours.
  16. Germacintosh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    Karlsruhe, Germany
    It kinda does :p but it's ok, i'll wait till they implement an option to switch stack-flying on or off!

    Let's go on talking about more serious issues... Good night you all!
  17. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    I think it would bother you more if it moved down when your mouse left the doc area and your target icon is not were it was visually .5 a second previously.
  18. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    Its called visual feedback. So it's easier to tell if the program you think your hovering over is actually..being hovered over.

  19. itickings macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2007
    That's kind of what I meant with this part of my post you replied to...

    This would solve the "flying", but I'm not sure it would be 100% logical either. Seriously, I really don't see a problem with the current implementation.
  20. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N

    How about when you have your dock hidden and sized to minimum height - or have it full, which also sets it to a minimum?
  21. stewacide macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2002
    Agreed agreed agreed!

    Pulling up a context menu from a dock item has the proper effect (it keeps the magnification in place until you dismiss the menu): stacks should work exactly the same way (not run away from you when you go to click on them!!!)
  22. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I use magnification but only a little bit - nothing extreme.

    The stack is flying, but isn't too noticable, and definitely doesn't annoy me. Looks fine.
  23. lofight macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2007
    i do think they saw this, but maybe they will fix this later or maybe it's meant to be like that
  24. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    An awesome place
    I think the flaw would be if you click on the stack and you see the icon you want, then move to click on that icon, and the icon reacting to you moving away from the Dock moves on you. Seems there would potentially be "misclicks" if this non issue is solved.
  25. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    I keep my dock size very low and my mag turned on so that I can see better when I roll over it.

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