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Hey all. Now this may be the most dumbest question in the world but I want your answers.

I want to create an alias to my websites folder. I drag my websites folder to the dock and done. Now the default of osx is "Display as stack" and "view content as automatic". That's cool with me but that's not what I want. I want to do things faster. I want it so that when i click my websites folder (on dock), it opens up the sites folder as a finder window directly. (rather than clicking the "open in finder" all the time)

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(Previously i created an alias of websites folder and placed it on the dock, that worked,until i deleted the alias of the websites folder at the original location, now the one on the dock doesn't work. that's logical but I don't want the sites alias to be in my Home, I just want a direct link to the websites folder)

It sounds easy and it is easy i just can't understand why OsX is tries so hard at basic functions.

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I bet there's a way to do that with Automator or using Terminal. I was just reading about using Terminal to create an iCal keyboard shortcut that bypasses the usual find the app, open it, tell it you want to create an Event... You just hit the keys, and you're there.
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What is your objection to the alias method? Are you worried about your home directory getting too messy? You could just make an Alias folder, and put anything you want aliased in there. If it is just this one folder - then what difference does it make that you have an alias in your home directory?

Or try dragging the folder to the favorites section of the sidebar - quick access from any finder window.

Or drag the aliases to your desktop so you have access from either the dock or the desktop.

Or try a program like Quicksilver or Alfred
Quicksilver is more than a launcher
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Note: Moved thread to appropriate forum. The Lounge is a forum to "get away" from technical issues.

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I bet there's a way to do that with Automator or using Terminal. I was just reading about using Terminal to create an iCal keyboard shortcut that bypasses the usual find the app, open it, tell it you want to create an Event... You just hit the keys, and you're there.
Hmmm thanks I will google some moar !!

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What is your objection to the alias method? Are you worried about your home directory getting too messy?
Yes, avoid a messy workspace.

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You could just make an Alias folder, and put anything you want aliased in there. If it is just this one folder - then what difference does it make that you have an alias in your home directory?
Because I'm planning to organize folders so I don't want millions of alias lying around. I wanna be neat

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Or try dragging the folder to the favorites section of the sidebar - quick access from any finder window.
Never thought of that one, will try thanks

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Or drag the aliases to your desktop so you have access from either the dock or the desktop.
Hmm I want no alias lying around like said, just a direct link

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Or try a program like Quicksilver or Alfred
Quicksilver is more than a launcher
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