The Dock in Leopard has
a sleek new look and a
new feature called Stacks.
With Stacks you can
quickly access important
and frequently used files
right from the Dock.
Stacks are simple to create. Just drag any folder to the
right side of the Dock and it becomes a stack. Click a
stack and it will spring from the Dock in either a fan or
grid. To open a file in a stack, just click the file once.
Mac OS X Leopard includes two pre-made stacks
called Documents and Downloads. You opened this
file from the Documents stack. The Documents stack
is a great place to keep things like presentations,
spreadsheets, and word processing files. You can
drag and drop files to the stack or save them to the
stack when you save a document in an application.
Stacks automatically display their contents in a fan or
grid based on the number of items in the Stack. If you
prefer one style over the other, you can set the stack
to always open in that style. Stacks intelligently show
the most relevant items first or you can set the sort
order to make sure the items you care about most
always appear at the top of the stack. To customize a
stack, position the pointer over the stack icon and then
hold down the mouse button until a menu appears.
To delete a file from a
stack, just open the stack
and drag the item you
wish to remove to the
Trash. In fact, when
youre done reading this
document, feel free to
throw it out.
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