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digyourownhole
January 2nd, 2009, 04:05 PM
hi all,
I am a mac-user. Before switching to mac 4 years ago I used linux. On my work laptop I was able to install linux (finally, no more windows). The only thing, so far, I really miss is the 'stack'/'folder' function in the Leopard dock.

In leopard you have the ability to drag your Applications folder into the dock. Clicking this folder in the dock makes the folder unfold showing icons to all your applications.

I want this exact same thing in gnome. How can i go about this? I do not like the applications menu because it forces categorization of applications on me.

edog76
January 4th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Cairo-dock may be able to do this. I don't use docks, so can't say for sure, but google seems to think so as do the forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=685052

graysky
January 4th, 2009, 12:10 PM
I think it can also... too bad it doesn't work natively on amd64 kernels.

jesuspresley
January 4th, 2009, 12:27 PM
In leopard you have the ability to drag your Applications folder into the dock. Clicking this folder in the dock makes the folder unfold showing icons to all your applications.

I use AWN - Avant Window Navigator (https://launchpad.net/awn). It's not as slick&quick as the Mac OS dock - but at least you can easily configure it. I think it's somehow linked to the Cairo project.

If you find a solution for dragging a whole folder in it or even hotlinking your application folder to it, drop your experience here.

fabounet
January 4th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Cairo works fine on 64bits too, but the problem is that there are a lot of 64bits packages available, and none is perfect.
for instance, you can try the one made by Loomsen on this site.