Using Desktop Stacks

In this lesson for What’s New in macOS Mojave, we look at how we can stack our files together in groups on the desktop.

Grouping Files Together in Stacks
To group your files together in Stacks on the Desktop, you go to View in the menu bar and select Use Stacks. When you do this, your files will be grouped together by stacks on the Desktop. When you group your files together into Stacks, the Finder does not stack your folders. This only works with files.

Selecting how Stacks are Grouped Together
To select how your files are stacked together, you go to View in the menu bar and select Group Stacks by. Then select how you want to them to be stacked. You can select by kind, date, tags, as well as other options.

Opening and Closing a Stack
To open a Stack, you click on it one time. When you do this, all the files in that stack will show. Click on stack again to close it. Stacks do not close automatically. You can also open more than one stack at a time.

See this Lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

Lesson tags: Mac Tutorials
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