How to use Stacks in macOS Mojave, Stacks is one of the new features introduced by macOS Mojave and is used to tidy up the desktop.
Stacks is one of the new features in macOS Mojave that helps organize messy desktops automatically by stacking files in various groups on the side of the screen, although macOS already groups a folder in the Dock as a a stack of files, stacks now take this to another level grouping desktops together with many options.
Our intention is for you to learn how to use stacks in macOS Mojave, learn how to use stacks to order items into related sets, grouping and sorting options to customize the look of the desktop.
How to Use Stacks in macOS Mojave to Organize Your Desktop
With batteries, you can:
-Organize the most complicated desks by organizing files into relevant piles
– Group tons of images, documents, spreadsheets, PDFs and more by type
– Sort a stack based on crucial file attributes, including date and tags
– Drag a file out of a stack and drop it into a document, or vice versa
-Easily cleans all files in a stack
The best thing about Stacks: they are automatically ranked.
How to Use Stacks in macOS Mojave to Organize Desktop Files
To organize files on the desktop in Stacks mode, follow these steps:
1) Click on your Mac desktop to select it.
2) Click on the menu View > Use Stacks Finder View and then choose Use Batteries option.
your files will be organized like this:
3) Click on the grouped stack of stacks to see the contents
4) To return to the previous desktop organization, deselect Use Stacks in the View menu
How to use Stacks in macOS Mojave by sorting files into stacks
To adjust grouping and sorting options for stacks and the files they contain, select the stack and press Control (^) or right-click on the desktop and choose Group Stacks By, Sort Stacks By option from the context menu, then select an appropriate option from the submenu:
Batteries are classified by:
No more: do not group any items inside stacks
Name: groups of files sorted in the stack by name (alphabetical order)
Type: Order in stacks by file type.
Last opening date: groups files into stacks by the date you last opened them.
Date Added: Groups of files in stacks sorted by date added
Modification date: Groups of files in stacks sorted by last modification date.
Creation date: Groups of files within stacks ordered by their creation date.
Cut: You can sort a stack by file size.
Key words: You can sort in a stack by labels
How to Use Stacks in macOS Mojave by Grouping Stacks
Although it sounds strange stacks can also be grouped with the same options files are grouped within each stack, to order the stacks on the desktop select the right mouse button and order each stack according to your tastes by date of creation, name, type, colors, etc.
How to Use Stacks in macOS Mojave Other Stacks Actions
Desktop stacks also support other actions:
Display the contents of a stack: click on a pile to enlarge it and see what’s inside
Explore a stack: drag mouse/touchpad over a stack to see something inside
Drag and drop: click on a stack to unfold it, then drag and drop a file into another application.
Quick file import: swipe across a stack to select a file, then drag it into another app.
Automatic saving in the correct stack: once you enable stacks, command stacks and group stacks, any file you place on the desktop will go into the correct stack, e.g. if you take a screenshot the image will be saved in the stack you created for images.
At Apple they have understood that the vast majority of users save files on the desktop and that is why they present this solution to organize and group the desktop called Stacks.
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