A quick note on deleted Stacks in the Dock

Every now and then, a quick mis-click around the Dock can result in an item being deleted. For Applications this can be quickly remedied by moving the item back to the Dock; however, many people have asked about how to get a Stack working in the Dock a

Written by Topher Kessler

Every now and then, a quick mis-click around the Dock can result in an item being deleted. For Applications this can be quickly remedied by moving the item back to the Dock; however, many people have asked about how to get a Stack working in the Dock again, since they appear to be a more complicated feature.

Apple discussion poster "Hoshen" writes:
"I removed Stacks accidentally, how do I get it back? How do I get more Stacks than one?"

There is nothing special about Stacks, since they are just folders that are placed on the Dock; and when added to the Dock they can be displayed either as a folder or as a stack of items in the folder. If you have re-added a folder to the Dock and it is not displaying as it used to, right-click it in the Dock and you will see all the options for that folder, which include folders versus Stacks, and for Stacks all the view types and sorting options. Therefore, to get your Stacks to appear as you would like them, first drag them to and organize them on the Dock, and then set their behavior and appearance.

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