Is Your Dock Overloaded?

by Sarah Milcetic on January 22nd, 2010 in Mac TipsNo Comments

Stack Icons

If you find your dock too full, one way to control the mess a little is with stacks. I made a few folder icons for iLife ’09, iWork ’09 and CS4 that work great for stack folders. You can download here. To install, you will need to create a folder and drag it to your dock.

Detailed installation instructions:

  1. Create a folder in your Applications folder and drag in either aliases to the apps you want to include or in some cases you can move the apps themselves.
  2. While the new folder is selected, hit ⌘+I (or secondary click and choose Get Info). A window will appear with the folder icon at the top.
  3. Drag the downloaded icon onto this folder icon.
  4. Drag the folder with the new icon on to your dock to the right of the dotted line, making sure to let other icons move out of the way so you don’t move it inside another folder.
  5. If you see the app icons instead of the folder icon, secondary click on the stack and choose Display as Folder.

If this sounds confusing, I made a quick how to install screen-cast (my first use of screenflick, so it has a watermark. If I find more uses for it I’ll get the license and get rid of that…)

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