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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Apps disappearing from launchpad?

Looking at this image: You will see a blank space at the bottom. That's actually a disappearing app. Next to it you can see a folder that is missing the icon. Next to that you will notice a folder ...
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How to hide an app from the Launchpad?

Is there any way to hide an app from the Launchpad in Yosemite? I don't want to delete it or something like that I just want to hide apps that I don't use frequently, and I have a lot of them, putting ...
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How to remove chrome app icons from launchpad?

I uninstalled Google chrome buy deleting it from the Applications folder and I also deleted the associated profile data from ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome But I have failed to remove ...
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How to create a .app folder from an executable .jar?

Just this. I have an executable jar that I'd like to create a .app folder for. Mainly just because I'd like it to be pinnable to the dock. Is there any easy way to do this? Edit: Really what I'm ...
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How to remove shortcuts from Launchpad installed by Windows through Parallels 10?

I installed Java in Windows 8.1 through Parallels Desktop 10 and got ugly Java shortcuts in my Launchpad. I tried to launch "Java configuration tool" right click then remove from Launchpad, but it's ...
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How to remove an icon from launchpad that does not appear in the Finder?

I have moved an installer into the launchpad (uTorrent-Installer). The problem is that I would like to remove it now but as it is an installer it doesn't appear in "Applications" in the Finder. I ...
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How to remove an empty group in Launchpad

I installed Google IME and uninstalled it. Then, as shown in the image below, an empty group is left in Launchpad. (I think it should have been removed automatically when the group became empty.) How ...
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How can I add an Automator application to the Dock?

I followed the directions in How to put a custom launcher in the Dock (Mavericks) but my case has a different twist. I have an Automator application which runs a shell script that (1) changes the ...
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How to delete Google apps from my launchpad?

After I have downloaded Google Chrome because my Safari wasn't finding servers, multiple google apps appeared on my launchpad that I can't delete. I uploaded a picture so you understand what I'm ...
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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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Change folder name on launchpad?

I'm rearranging my launchpad and I can't seem to figure out how to change the name of one of my folders with the yosemite update.
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Where did these creepy google/gmail icons come from?

I just noticed them, I suspect/hope Chrome somehow placed them there, they are not removable by normal methods, they only open Chrome when clicked and nothing else Google is getting pretty creepy, ...
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How do I remove icon from the launchpad if I already moved app to trash

So, I had an app, and removed it (moved to trash) Now, I can see its icon in launchpad (when I click it says "You can't open the application "Name" because it is in the trash.). With only button OK. ...
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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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How to remove icon from Launchpad forcefully

I updated GIMP from MacUpdates since then I got two Gimp icons in Launchpad. I also deleted the Gimp.app from finder but now i get this question mark on the gimp icon in Launchpad. How to completely ...
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Launchpad Search Field not working - cannot type

The launchpad search field suddenly no longer accepts text input for me. Any idea how to get this to accept text again? Searching for an app was so very useful.
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What does the blue point before app name in lauchpad mean?

As the arrows point, the little blue points before Evernote and MS OneNote.
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Signed app is not opening after installing from Package

I have created an OS X application and signed it with my Developer ID. I archived the application and then just exported it as Application and here it is working fine. But, when I exported it as ...
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Change the background effect in Launchpad on Yosemite

In Mavericks I learned that the keyboard combination control+option+command+B would allow the user to cycle through the various background effects (blur, no blur, black and white, etc.). However, this ...
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Why is my Launchpad missing app icons?

Sometimes my Launchpad just look like this without any app icons. What causes this problem and how can I solve it? I am using 2011 11″ MacBook Air with OS X 10.9.1
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New users can't see Apple applications from Utilities folder in Launchpad

I felt like giving my mess of Launchpad icons a fresh start. So I did defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true && killall Dock On checking Launchpad, it had appeared to have ...
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OS X Yosemite XCode update stuck on 'Waiting'

I recently downloaded Yosemite, and I'm trying to update my XCode. I hit 'Update' in the App Store, and but it's been stuck at 'Waiting' for the past 30 minutes. What can I do to fix this?
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Launchpad Issue

So I was cleaning up my launchpad since Adobe installs a lot of minor applications and I wanted to have them all in one folder. Then I moved all of those Adobe applications to a new folder but the old ...
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How to put Eclipse for JEE and Eclipse for CPP in Launchpad on Mac at the same time?

I am trying to put the two different Eclipses into the Launchpad at the same time. But it turns out that Launchpad only show one of them no matter what I did. What I have done: Download the two ...
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How to remove launchpad icon of broken application

I installed gimp from macports and uninstalled it (port uninstall gimp) when I found its not well maintained as gimp released its native mac build. But the gimp icon in launchpad didn't go away. How ...
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Launchpad won't close in Mavericks on mid-2009 MBP

I tried to launch an app in Launchpad, and then couldn't leave. Here is a somewhat anonymized picture of the result. Launchpad faded somewhat, but not entirely, and remained active. I could ...
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LaunchPad totally disorganised after reboot OS X Yosemite

Running Yosemite 10.0 with a clean erase and install, when I reboot, all my launchpad apps are totally disorganised, folders and un-official apps disappears... After reorganizing the layout twice, I ...
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How can Launchpad be configured to keep layout after reboot? [duplicate]

I updated to Yosemite. I organized my launchpad but when I turned my laptop on after shutting it down, my apps weren't grouped together like I did before. What do I need to do to keep the layout I ...
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How to remap F4 to Dashboard or Notifications on a MacBook Pro in Yosemite?

I had this working fine in Tiger thru Mavericks, but it broke in Yosemite. Pressing F4 now launches Launchpad, and only fnF4 triggers Dashboard. Launchpad is useless compared to Spotlight or even ...
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Launchpad occasionally stalls for few minutes

This is happening occasionally and I can't nail the source. What happens is that sometimes after my Mac wakes up from a sleep, I can not launch any apps using Launchpad. I can click the launchpad ...
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Two versions of the same app in Launchpad

How can I have two versions of the same app listed in Launchpad? For example, I have both Processing 1.5 and Processing 2.0 installed. Only one shows up at once - is it possible to have both?
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Is it possible to change the colour of the launchpad folders? How?

I'm running Yosemite and the launchpad folders (groupings of apps?) are shown in gray. Is it possible to configure that colour? The idea is that in Mavericks, that colour was an elegant black. On ...
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Removed icon folder from Launchpad keeps coming back

After installning Yosemite the launchpad all icons on the Launchpad were shuffled around and when I organized them and reboot the system they were back in disorder. So I found a solution online to ...
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How to add a libreoffice launcher for writer?

I have libreoffice 4.3.4.1 on OS X 10.10, it only has one libreoffice launcher in spotlight/launchpad. Is it possible to add launchers for subprograms like writer, calc, impress, draw... ?
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Using keyboard to launch app from folder in Launchpad (Yosemite)

I have a mid-2013 13" MacBook Air and I like to use the keyboard whenever possible as opposed to clicking. In Mavericks I could open Launchpad (Fn-F4 in my case), navigate to a folder using the arrow ...
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Use Launchpad while downloading from AppStore

I am just getting set up with my first mac. The current annoyance is that I am downloading xcode from AppStore (2.5 GB!!), and every app in the Launchpad is hidden - there is just the downloading ...
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Is it possible to reassign the “Pinch with thumb and three fingers” gesture to activate Dashboard instead of Launchpad?

I don't really have a use for Launchpad, but the gesture to me makes sense for Dashboard. I experimented a little with BetterTouchTool, but it doesn't have the gesture available, and I'm not sure it ...
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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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What's up with “paused” applications in Launchpad?

When I activate Launch on both my Mavericks and Mountain Lion systems, a few of the application icons are (seemingly permanently) greyed out and marked "Paused" with an empty progress bar. It isn't ...
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What could be the reason of a Very erratic Dock/menu bar/Trackpad behaviour?

I'm using the latest Yosemite My menu bar has been switching from my external monitor to my macbook randomly, like once or twice a day, the settings retain the correct value, but toggling the menu ...
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Can't figure out how to correctly install .app

I downloaded a dmg which apparently OS X mounted as a drive or something. Then I googled around to find out I should ctrl+clicked -> open the program and get past the warning messages. I closed the ...
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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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Will App Store programs download when I'm on a different user than the one that started?

I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.5, and I'd like to know this. I started the download for OS X Yosemite yesterday on User A, accidentally - I was going to start it on User B (me). Now, I didn't notice this ...
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How can I remove a non-MAS app from Launchpad without uninstalling?

I have a non App Store app installed so the 'X' does not appear when I hold down the icon. I don't want to uninstall the app, just remove it only from Launchpad. It's OS X Mavericks
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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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Yosemite: replace desktop with Launchpad

Is there any way to replace the desktop with launchpad? I would like to do this thing at this point Kind of gives me the feeling of coming full circle, but ultimately my desktop is just an ...
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How can I remove the launchpad?

I don't use the launchpad, especially as it has a lot of useless apps in there that you can't delete either. For things like the dock and the dashboard I found guides online on how to remove them, but ...
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Remove launchpad [duplicate]

I'm using alfred so no need in launchpad. Is it safe to delete launchpad, any applications that depends from it? How i can remove launchpad? Maybe AppCleaner application can help? Thanks.
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How might I make a shortcut for switching my macbook into airplay screensharing mode with my apple tv?

Now that Apple TV shares synchronized audio&video from my Macbook without any limitations or constraints (seamlessly), it seems pretty common sense that there might be a (Launcher or topbar) ...
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Console Log: “Launchpad Manager: Mountain Lion detected, amending space-time continuum”

I'm still trying to resolve my problem from this post and so am poking around in the Console Logs and discovered this: Is the penultimate entry in the screengrab one I should be getting?!