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Here's a nifty one: a Recent Applications stack
Authored by: mithras on Nov 05, '07 08:56:38AM
Can't claim credit for this -- found it somewhere on Ars Technica, I think -- but it's a lovely hint and a good use for Stacks. Open Terminal, and type the following (all on one line):
defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'
Then type
killall dock
to add a Stack that automatically reflects the 10 most recent applications (or whatever you've set in Appearance preferences).

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Here's a nifty one: a Recent Applications stack
Authored by: Mac Berry on Nov 05, '07 09:43:30AM
Doesn't work here - killall dock gives No matching processes belonging to you were found. Maybe it's just me not knowing how to use terminal? Mark

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Here's a nifty one: a Recent Applications stack
Authored by: mark hunte on Nov 05, '07 09:56:49AM
It is case sensitive. Use
killall Dock
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Here's a nifty one: a Recent Applications stack
Authored by: Mac Berry on Nov 05, '07 10:02:09AM

It's always the simple things (i.e., me!).

Thanks



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Here's a nifty one: a Recent Applications stack
Authored by: mark hunte on Nov 05, '07 09:59:14AM

That neat, wonder how Ars found that little tidbit

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Here's a nifty one: a Recent Applications stack
Authored by: MacKane on Nov 05, '07 10:52:15AM

Actually Right-Clicking on that Stack that gets created via the Terminal is a lot more useful than one could suspect.
Try it!

Gives you several options of view to Recent Items OR Your Favorites Folder !



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Here's a nifty one: a Recent Applications stack
Authored by: MacKane on Nov 05, '07 10:54:11AM

Have to correct myself on that one:
The Favorites it shows is actually the Finder Sidebar Items....



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Here's a nifty one: a Recent Applications stack
Authored by: MartiNZ on Nov 05, '07 02:29:53PM

This discovery shows real promise for what else might be hidden away in stacks. The recent items one appears to have no view options though - wouldn't mind having it as a fan as the grid appears so large, but it doesn't respond to a 'showas' argument in the .plist. Any other way this might be adjustable?

Cheers.



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Here's a nifty one: a Recent Applications stack
Authored by: LOGL10 on Nov 14, '07 12:58:41PM

Very nice and useful. "defaults" more one time generate other dock "Recent" stack to set to each needed "Recent" things.



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