View Stacks in the More Useful List View [OS X Tips]

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Stacks List View

Last week, we showed you how to create a stack to show all your recent items. Today, we’re going to show you a way to change the default look of all your stacks, to a list view. This might be easier on your eyes, might appeal to your inner aesthetician, or it just might be a neat way to change the way your OS X Lion Mac behaves.

This tip is a simple one, and if you’ve been following along with all our Terminal tips, you should have no trouble at all. Simply launch Terminal from the Utilities folder (unless you’ve moved it elsewhere, in which case launch it from there), and type or paste in the following code:

defaults write com.apple.dock use-new-list-stack -bool YES

Next, don’t forget to restart the Dock by typing or pasting the following into the Terminal:

killall Dock

Control-click on the stack you want to use list view with, and choose List from the “View Content As” section that pops up. Click again on that stack and you’ll have a nice list of the stuff in that stack, complete with scrollbars if needed. What’s great is that this allows you to choose which stacks are in list view, and which in grid view. Customization win!

[Source: AppStorm Mac]

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