Control Leopard’s Stack style (Fan/Grid)
Stacks is an innovative addition to Apple’s recently released OS X 10.5 (Leopard). It’s default behavior can be confusing, as it seems some “Stacks” will display in a grid fashion and some will appear in the fan style. After poking around for a bit on various forums (macosxhints.com), I had zero luck in finding away to control the Stack style. Then I stumbled upon a file called “About Stacks.pdf” in my documents folder. The contents are self explanatory and it turns out the solution is simple:
Step 1 : Hold your mouse over a stack and click on it until a menu appears.
Step 2 : Once that menu appears select “View As” and choose either Fan or Grid.
That’s it, from now on the stack will open with your preferred style.