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Thread: Snow Leopard: It's All in the Details

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    Default Snow Leopard: It's All in the Details

    image via Finer Things in Mac

    I use my Mac for work, and don't often have as much time as I'd like to click around and explore. As a result, I've found a few Snow Leopard refinements purely by chance, but have learned about most of them by word-of-mouth. The Finer Things in Mac blog has become a cool resource for finding out about some of the lesser-known new features, and I've already made changes to my workflow and settings based on some of the things I learned about there.

    The Stacks list in the above screenshot is a custom view that resembles List View in a standard Finder window. It can be enabled, as I learned on Finer Things, by entering the command line

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.dock use-new-list-stack -bool YES
    followed by:
    Code:
    killall Dock
    If the Stack is set to “View content as: List,” you’ll see a list view like the picture when you click the Dock icon.

    Some of the submissions are merely observations, such as the fact that Software Update is more informative of when an upgrade is complete, or better-worded button text on Empty Trash. Other posts are more practical and helpful, such as the one that shows that you can drag all of the apps from one Space to another. That's something you'd have to have explained to you: it's not something that easy to do accidentally.

    Like Minimal Mac, another site that shares tips and tricks for simplifying and smoothing out how you do your work on a Macintosh, this blog is a community of people who are looking at how to do the things they do in a better and easier way. Apple did a pretty good job of improving the user experience in the latest operating system upgrade. Sites like these make it easier to learn how to put those improvements into practice.

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    not bad
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    damn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck

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    you could also just rightclick on the stack and select the view you'd like

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    Quote Originally Posted by vthree View Post
    you could also just rightclick on the stack and select the view you'd like
    List option is not present there And this post is all about enabling that "hidden" feature...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
    List option is not present there And this post is all about enabling that "hidden" feature...
    It's there for me.

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    yes...list option is available with right click but not in the same preview fashion as grid mode.

    this hidden feature releases that same preview style in list mode....

    try it..enable list with right click

    then look at the photo of this feature and notice the differences between the two
    killall Terminal[]

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    list is there for me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iphowned View Post
    It's there for me.
    There for me as well
    If I helped you, hit the button or be Banned!

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    Oh cool.

    Now how do you undo it?

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    You've got a file called kittenmittens, I love always sunny in philly!!!

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    To undo it, open terminal and enter:

    defaults write com.apple.dock use-new-list-stack -bool NO

    -and then-

    killall Dock

    I like this hidden feature. It really works well with the Mighty Mouse.
    Last edited by NCMacMan; 09-26-2009 at 04:40 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    People, you might have the list option but it's NOT the same as in the screenie!!!!
    Why hide features like these????
    Last edited by MetallicaFan1991; 09-26-2009 at 05:13 PM.

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    I prefer grid instead but it is a nice feature.

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    cool and not the same as right click

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    Quote Originally Posted by iphowned View Post
    It's there for me.
    and me, that option is there by default

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    THANKS! i was actually using hte stacks and was wondering why they didn't do it like this in the first place!

    A LOT better than the normal "right-click>List"

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    It is indeed a little different, and much better.
    If I helped you, hit the button or be Banned!

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    Its pretty good..
    Thanx

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