How to make your Dock Stacks stand out in Leopard (OS X 10.5)

Until Apple fixes the dock entirely (by just allowing a few preferences hopefully), one method (there are a lot) is to add a “drawer” icon to each of your Stacks. The main icon itself will remain the same, but is seated in a drawer.

dock stacks with drawer icons

  1. Download one or both of the Dock Drawer Stack sets (say that 3 times fast)
  2. Open the zip file, extract the folder to somewhere (your downloads folder?)
  3. Open that folder, and then the DRAWERS_icon_#x folder. You’ll see a big list of folders.
  4. dock stacks with drawer icons
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  5. Find the (in this case Music) folder you want to apply to one of your Dock Stacks. Drag it to the appropriate Stack icon and let go.
  6. dock stacks with drawer icons

  7. And now your Music stack has a cool drawer indicating that it is in fact a music stack.
  8. dock stacks with drawer icons

via Optica Otima

3 thoughts on “How to make your Dock Stacks stand out in Leopard (OS X 10.5)”

  1. Joao, I think it’s actually a space between the first letter of the folder in the name of the folder. like ” Photos” for example…” foobar”

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