Enabling Desktop Stacks in MacOS Mojave

How To Enabled Desktop Stacks in MacOS Mojave

One of the new features, and personally one of my favorite, in MacOS Mojave is Stacks.  Stacks allows you to quickly organize like files into stacks on your desktop, decluttering it and organizing it at the same time.  If you are one who keeps a lot of files on their desktop, this feature could be a huge time saver for you as it will let you go to one place on your desktop to find all your Pages docs or all those screenshots without having to hunt-and-peck across your desktop.

Interestingly, by default, Apple has disabled this feature.  This is mostly because they wanted to avoid the “freakout factor” if you installed MacOS Mojave and all the sudden you think your documents from your desktop have disappeared.  But, if you want to use the feature or at least give it a try, it is very easy to enable.

All you need to do is right-click anywhere there is an empty space on your desktop.  On the menu, you will see the option Use Stacks.  Click that and it will be enabled.

Enabling Desktop Stacks in MacOS Mojave

Enabling Desktop Stacks in MacOS Mojave

When you enable it, all of your files and folders will automatically be moved into stacks on your desktop and suddenly, you will see your wallpaper! You’ll notice that you now have stacks of like files on your desktop, taking up a lot less visual space.

Stacks on the Desktop in MacOS Mojave

Stacks on the Desktop in MacOS Mojave

All you need to do is click on one of those stacks and it will expand, showing you all of the files that are in that stack.

Stacks Open on The Desktop

Stacks Open on The Desktop

If you haven’t given Stacks a try, give it a go and see if it is helpful for you.  Personally, I’ve found it a huge time saver as I work on the multiple screenshots that I do for posts here on the site.  It allows me to quickly find those screenshots without having to hunt around my desktop to find them.

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