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Like, it would appear, the majority of people...
Authored by: cnet128 on Nov 02, '07 02:01:03AM
...Stacks annoy the heck out of me. Not because they're bad, per se, but because they remove the original Tiger functionality. I can think of a couple of small changes that would make Stacks many times better without removing any current functionality:

Firstly, add a "popup menu" option to the list of ways to open a Stack - that way, individual Stacks could be set up to work like Docked folders in Tiger. My Applications folder is the big one here, since it's become distinctly less useful now that it opens up as a grid that shows less than half the contents of the actual Applications folder.

And secondly, allow items in a Stack to be right-clicked! If I could perform simple operations such as trashing files, instead of being limited to opening them, then I would be so much happier.

For example, the one Stack I really appreciate having around is my Downloads Stack. I have it set to Fan view (even Grid view is rarely if ever enough to show the ENTIRE contents of my Downloads folder) so that it acts as a quick access to items that I've recently downloaded (normally I'd have to search through my Downloads folder manually to find the file). But if, for instance, I download a zip archive, I can go to my Stack and click it to de-archive, fine. I can then open the resulting file right there from the Stack. But being a neat-freak, I still have to go to the Finder to delete the zip file. If I could right-click, I could trash the thing right then and there without even using the Finder.

(Note: Before I started writing this post, I was going to mention showing files in the Finder as an potential advantage of right-clicking items in Stacks. But then it occurred to me that there might actually be a shortcut to do that already. Sure enough, Command-clicking shows the files in the Finder instead of opening them. So deleting that zip file is easier than I thought it was. But it would still be nice to be able to do it straight from the Stack.)

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Authored by: cawaker on Nov 02, '07 08:17:20PM

actually you can drag files out of the stacks right into the trash, i do it constantly with the downloads folder, i think its great.

Its an awesome way for me to keep my d/l folder clean and organized.

so you can drag files right out of stack to any destination like a new folder or the trash.



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Authored by: cnet128 on Nov 05, '07 12:53:27PM
Hm, now that is quite a useful little solution I hadn't considered. I'll certainly be making use of that.

Still, giving people options is always a good thing. Those great big icons are just begging to be right-clicked. (Bonus points if right-clicking folders allowed you to view their contents hierarchically... but something tells me that would be asking for a miracle.)

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