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09-26-2009, 02:19 PM #1
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
defaults write com.apple.dock use-new-list-stack -bool YES
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.
The Following User Says Thank You to Paul Daniel Ash For This Useful Post:
09-26-2009, 02:23 PM #2
Last edited by badass1469; 09-26-2009 at 02:25 PM. Reason: dunnodamn drug dealers, and there jailbroken iPhones... ____ Hit the thanks if you think i suck
09-26-2009, 02:39 PM #3
you could also just rightclick on the stack and select the view you'd like
09-26-2009, 02:50 PM #4
09-26-2009, 03:03 PM #5
09-26-2009, 03:19 PM #6
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 twokillall Terminal
09-26-2009, 03:19 PM #7
09-26-2009, 03:20 PM #8
list is there for me as well.
09-26-2009, 03:22 PM #9
oh yes, this is great!!!
it's not the same!!
09-26-2009, 03:38 PM #10
09-26-2009, 03:42 PM #11
Now how do you undo it?
09-26-2009, 03:58 PM #12
You've got a file called kittenmittens, I love always sunny in philly!!!
09-26-2009, 04:40 PM #13
To undo it, open terminal and enter:
defaults write com.apple.dock use-new-list-stack -bool NO
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
09-26-2009, 05:11 PM #14
09-26-2009, 09:02 PM #15
I prefer grid instead but it is a nice feature.
09-26-2009, 09:54 PM #16
cool and not the same as right click
09-26-2009, 10:33 PM #17
09-26-2009, 11:13 PM #18
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"
09-26-2009, 11:24 PM #19
09-28-2009, 01:04 AM #20
Its pretty good..