Launchpad is a feature introduced in Mac OS X Lion based on the iOS springboard. A collection of application icons and folders is accessed either by clicking an icon in the dock or by pressing a specific key on newer Macs/Apple Keyboards. Applications can be launched with a click.

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Alternative way to add Apps to LaunchPad

I noticed that its possible to add custom apps to the launchpad by dragging apps to the launchpad on the dock. However I removed it from dock, but still want to add an application without dragging it ...
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Does deleting Mac App Store apps in Launchpad delete related files in the Library folders too?

When I delete Mac App Store apps in Launchpad, does it delete related files in the Library folders too? I mean files like preferences, application support files etc.
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Launchpad changes Lion vs Mountain Lion

When using input devices without gesture capabilities, with Lion I would use either the cursor keys to move between panes, and sometimes even map extra buttons on the mouse to Left and Right buttons ...
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My Launchpad organization was reset with Mountain Lion. How can I recover it?

I had neatly sorted the applications in Launchpad when I was running Lion. But after upgrading to Mountain Lion, none of my custom folders are there any more, and it seems Launchpad is back to the ...
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Did Mountain Lion fix Launchpad's re-arranging curse?

Anyone that has used Launchpad aggressively knows that (at least on Lion) it would re-arrange the icons upon reboot. There was no way to save or lock the order and location of the icons. Is this ...
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cannot delete application on Lion

I cannot delete remove applications on Lion. When I delete some application in launchpad it disappear and reappear. Situations are quite the same as in this clip( ...
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2 instances of Xcode installed?

I originally installed Xcode via Apple's developer website (not through the App Store). Later on, I installed Xcode via the App Store. Now in Launchpad, I have two icons for each of these apps: ...
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Why does deleting a Mac OS X app leaves its shortcut in the Launchpad?

Whenever I delete an app from the Applications folder, its shortcut stays in the Launchpad. In order to delete it, I have to click on it (a question mark appears), and then drag to the trash can. Is ...
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How can I get the Parallels Desktop Application Icons in Launchpad?

I have the opposite problem of this one; I have Parallels Desktop 6 installed and while I do have the Applications folder in the dock, I don't have links to any of these applications in Launchpad. ...
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Cannot rearrange Launchpad Icons

I just installed Lion over Snow Leopard. I was trying to rearrange the icons in Launchpad into folders/groups. It worked for a while, but sometime in the middle of rearranging I could no longer take ...
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Why does Launchpad not remember my icon settings?

I'm trying to use the Launchpad feature in Mac OS X, but my icons keep on getting rearranged. I'll manually move icons around to my liking, but then after a restart, many of them are automatically ...
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Removing uninstall icons

OS X newbie here. Many applications come with their own uninstall icons - like CS5.5, which adds three of them. Those are installed side-by-side with the application icons themselves. To me, they ...
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Prevent Duplicate items in Launchpad from mounted partition

I have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard. I partitioned the HD, installed Lion on the new partition and used Migration Assistant to copy settings and Applications. I now have duplicates for most ...
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Low-resolution icons displayed in Dock and Launchpad

Since about a week I have some icons in the Dock and in the Launchpad (e.g.: AppStore, Mission Control) with low-res icons. However if I start the app (in this case App Store), the correct ...
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Is there a more-accurate indicator of an app download's progress than what appears in Launchpad?

While downloading an application from the Mac App Store, you are presented with a progress indicator in Launchpad, like so: For a large install (like Xcode, as shown) this doesn't provide a ...
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How do I stop Launchpad from changing app/folder order? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to keep your app icons sorted by name in LaunchPad? How do I stop Launchpad from changing the app/folder order that I set? I have quite a few ...
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How Do I Remove Duplicate Apps From Launchpad?

I have three copies of Skype. How do I remove them from Launchpad?
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How do I move an application from Launchpad into Applications folder?

I purchased Pixelmator 2 from the Mac App store. The app appeared in Launchpad, but not in my applications folder. The problem is that I don't use Launchpad. I can't find where Pixelmator is actually ...
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Why does the three-fingers gesture not work in Lion Launchpad

When Launchpad is displayed, the vertical three-fingers gesture does not switch to Mission Control as I would have expected. Is there a way to change this?
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Is there a way to change the gesture that invokes Launchpad?

i use launchpad quite a lot, but find the 'finger & thumb' pinch rather awkward. i never use mission control, and would love to use the 3 finger vertical swipe for launchpad instead of mission ...
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Can I bind a Launchpad shortcut on my [PC] mouse?

I have created a shortcut for Launchpad using the keyboard, but cannot figure out how to make one for the 4th button on my mouse. This would eliminate the need for even using the dock...for the most ...
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Can you create shortcut in Lions Launchpad?

As it says in title. I want to add one for Eclipse, to have all in one place.
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Is there a way to navigate or filter Launchpad using type-selection?

Launchpad quickly becomes a mess once you have many apps installed. Especially seeing the fact that stuff like 'Microsoft Silverlight' (which you most likely will never run manually, but runs as a ...
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Configure Launchpad OSX Lion [closed]

How to configure launchpad on OSX Lion? Like Hide some application Group application into folder Sort application alphabetical
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Are the LaunchPad icons bigger/magnified in Mac OS 10.7.2?

Just upgraded to 10.7.2 and found out that the Launchpad icons had become much bigger / magnified. Is this a normal thing or is there something wrong with my installation?
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Is there a way to keep your app icons sorted by name in LaunchPad?

It seems that LaunchPad is not remembering the position of my app icons. I manually sorted them by name, but every now and then it will shuffle them. I have not yet identified the pattern that ...
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“Install Xcode.app” won't uninstall from my Mac

I downloaded the new Xcode 4.2 update yesterday and installed it. The installer shows up in Launchpad as an app, see screenshot below. When I hold the mouse button and click the 'X' to delete, ...
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Make Launchpad icons smaller again

The 10.7.2 upgrade made the launchpad icons bigger which I'm finding incredibly annoying as before I could see all my icons at once, but now because of there being less space between icons my eyes ...
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Can I make the Launchpad key (F4) on my new Macbook Pro toggle Mission Control instead?

I will never use Launchpad, however I really like Mission Control. I'd love to disable the Launchpad feature and make my F4 key toggle Mission Control instead. F3 does that already, however I'd like ...
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How can I change the icon size in Lauchpad?

The icon in Launchpad look huge on my iMac and I usually like my icons fairly small. Is there a setting to resize the icon app size in Lauchpad?
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Mission Control has no spaces, background image doesn't change and Launchpad background is dark

I just ran a system update on Lion and after the reboot I got issues with Mission Control. Namely, When I trigger Mission Control, it only shows windows on current space and doesn't provide a way ...
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Why can't I open Dropbox via Launchpad?

The Dropbox app is shown in Launchpad. When I click on it's icon to launch it nothing happens and I return to my browser. Is this normal?
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Skype is showing up in Launchpad twice — why? How do I fix it?

Skype is showing up in Launchpad twice. It's been acting like this for a while but if I remember correctly I think it first started when I let Skype auto-update itself a while back. Any ideas why ...
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What affects the order of applications in Lauchpad?

When opening Launchpad I've noticed that every page has different amount of applications laid out. Also, they doesn't seem to be ordered by any criteria (name, usage frequency or size). What are the ...
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Unmodified F4 no longer summons LaunchPad

When I press F4, it no longer summons LaunchPad. F3 still invokes Mission Control, and the other function keys, without modifiers, have their respective meanings (volume, play, etc), but I can only ...
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Save and Restore Launchpad Layout?

I've spent a lot of time arranging the apps the way I want them on my Mac and would like for them to stay that way. Is there anyway to save the current layout of Launchpad for a later restore if it ...
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Folders in Applications not in sync with Launchpad

I created a folder in /Applications to move all Games into a folder called Games. Launchpad is not in sync with the folders that I created. Looking at the folder Utilities, I was under the ...
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Inaccurate click to open an app from Launchpad: closes Launchpad

I'm surprised how much I use Launchpad after upgrading to Lion both to launch and switch to applications, to the extent that I rarely find myself showing the Dock anymore. I do have one problem, ...
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The launchpad button does not appear in the dock?

Just bought a new Macbook Pro with lion, but the launchpad button is not in the dock and I can't find it anywhere on the computer. I thought it may be gone because when I started the computer I used a ...
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Using Launchpad with folders

Prior to Lion I used overflow as a program launcher. I'm trying to replace that with Launchpad (one less app to deal with) and it seems to be working...almost. Is there any way I can add an icon in ...
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How can I remove the Parallels icons from Launchpad in Lion?

I have Parallels Desktop 6 installed and after an upgrade to Lion I got a whole bunch of Windows app icons on Launchpad: They look ugly and don't have a remove button. They also don't exist in my ...
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Why my application icons wiggle when I press ALT key in Launchpad?

I tried Launchpad first time today and went through the common modifier keys & their combinations to see if some hidden options appear. When I pressed ⌥ ALT all the apps started wiggling. What ...
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How to select multiple app icons in Launchpad to move them?

Is it possible to select more than one app icon at a time in Launchpad and then drag them to a folder?
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How do I get Launchpad to see apps on an external disk?

I have a large Firewire disk permanently plugged into my Mac mini. Whenever possible, this external disk is where I install any new apps. How do I get these apps to show up in Launchpad?
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Can I choose the name of a folder in Launchpad?

When I drag two items into a folder, the system seems to choose the folder name for me. Am I missing any way to choose a name or am I presently stuck with what the system chooses for me? I know I ...
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Help me un-clutter the first page of apps on Launchpad

I have grown very fond of a sparse first page of apps on iOS and want to hack, reverse-engineer, and/or fake out Launchpad to get a clean first page of apps. Here is a picture from iOS that is ...
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Where is the Launchpad database stored and is there a way to edit it directly?

When exploring the new Launchpad feature, at first, it would seem as is it draws it's content primarily from the Programs folder. It seems to be the case, however, that the Launchpad database is ...
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Double entries in Launchpad (Mac OSX 10.7, Lion)

I have many double entries in Launchpad. (Address Book, DVD Player, Image Capture). Any idea why and how to fix it?
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How do I pause a download in the Launchpad in OS X Lion?

I started downloading XCode on my 10 mbit/s but it is 4 GB and I want to pause it for a while.
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Is there a way to transfer a Launchpad layout to another machine?

If I spend time grouping apps in neat folders in Launchpad on one machine, is there a way to copy that mapping to another system without having to manually organize everything all over again ?