Leopard: The Return of the Usable Dock

Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away... and sometimes Apple giveth back again. In this case, Apple took away some Dock functionality when it replaced pop-up menus with Stacks. Mac OS X 10.5.2 brings Tiger-style functionality back to the Dock, and itis super easy to enable.

Take your Dock folder view from this...

Hereis how:

  • Click and hold on the Dock folder icon that you want to change from Leopardis Stacks-style Grid or Fan to Tigeris List-style view.

  • List brings back Tiger-style pop-up menus.
  • Choose List from the pop-up menu.

...to this.

I prefer using the List view for the folders in my Dock because accessing sub-folders and files is much easier since each parent item includes a fly-out menu to show everything it contains. Thatis a real time saver for me.

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