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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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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Sluggish loading of Launchpad

I often experience a very sluggish Launchpad: After launch, all icons are unsharp, then a sharp version of each icon gets loaded one by one. During this time Launchpad interaction is not possible. It ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where are my all installed programs?

I am new to Mac OS X and till the time I was using Windows 7/8. I tried to download and install programs in Mac OS X, but I do not see them in Launchpad. Where are all my programs are going. ...
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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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Delete an app completely (special case) and question regarding empty trash

I downloaded a game and deleted it by just Holding it for few second and click x on the launchpad, because I can still see it occupies 20 GB in my hard disk which is truly annoying. Does it mean it ...
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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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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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How do i disable launchpad animation on mac?

I want to disable the animation when I open Launchpad on a Mac. Is there any way? I somehow lag out when using Launchpad, is there any fix to it?
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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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Numbers has stopped showing up in Launchpad

Numbers has stopped showing up in Launchpad. How can I add it back?
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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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No X button on App Store downloaded apps icons in Launchpad “jiggle mode”

I can't seem to uninstall Mac App Store purchased applications. I know that holding down the Option key or clicking and holding on the app icon to make the icons start jiggling so you can uninstall ...
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Hide the dock in Mission Control and Launchpad?

I am really fed up with the Mac OS Dock showing in Mission Control and especially Launchpad. Is there any way at all (even if I have to program it myself) to hide it in Mission Control and Launchpad ...
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Launchpad Icon in my Launchpad

I have accidently "dragged" launchpad onto the launchpad icon in my dock, thus it added the launchpad icon into my launchpad, how can I remove it from my launchpad? Help appreciated!
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How do I restore Dashboard widget list? (Launchpad-style adding)

When using a tutorial to clear Launchpad of its mess I had in /Applications, I accidentally cleared Dashboard's list of widgets when I click the (+) button to add downloaded widgets at the same time, ...
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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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How do I get Launchpad's incremental search to work again?

Launchpad's incremental search has stopped working for me. I've tried killing the Dock (Launchpad and window management is all part of the Dock) but Launchpad is still unresponsive to the keyboard. I ...
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Mac App Store Problem

Memory Clean update & Pocket new purchase both stuck in installing bar, though in MAS purchase page appears " installed". Both appear in launchpad as if in progress but with full bar.
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Can i map other folder to Launchpad

I am using OSX 10.8. Is it possible to map an extra Application folder to launchpad so that launchpad will pick .app from that folder too ? I have osx install disk names OSX and i install apps in ...
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Remove launchpad

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 to delete unused icon from launchpad? [duplicate]

This is my first Mac and I've had it for less then a day. I downloaded an iPod to Mac a transfer program and after using it I wanted to get rid of it. For some reason the icon stays in the launchpad ...
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How can Mountain Lion be prevented from reorganizing app layout in Launch Pad?

I organize my 100+ apps in a very particular order, only to find out that a few days later they are completely out of order. Imagine your iPad or iPhone doing that - would be very annoying. Is this ...
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Duplicate launchpad icons where can I find the apps ?

I have this strange behavior on Mac OS X Mountain Lion when I installed OpenSceneGraph. Please How to fix it ? I have duplicate icons on the launchpad. I 've tried the following solution : How Do I ...
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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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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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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 ?
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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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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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How can I create a keyboard shortcut for LaunchPad on OS X Lion (10.7)?

I know how to open Launchpad via a gesture, creating a hot corner and obviously clicking on it in the dock .... what I am looking for is creating a keyboard shortcut to open Launchpad. I tried going ...
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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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Is there any way to rename app name in lauchpad?

I have 3 eclipses installed on my mac eclipse jee, eclipse for android and eclipse for php. all three eclipses are cooming in launchpad with the name eclipse. Is there any way i can rename app name ...
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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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How do you delete apps from Lion's Launchpad?

When pressing alt/option in Lion's Launchpad, only some icons get the delete X overlay to remove them. How do you delete the others? I've read that control-option-command should do this, but it ...
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Mountain Lion displaying graphical artefacts on screen

I have a default automatic login account, User A. The Dock renders all it is responsible for (Dock, Launchpad, Mission Control) correctly for User A, but when I Fast User Switch to User B or C or the ...
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Lost Launchpad configuration

If I move an app in Launchpad and then I "killall Dock" from the terminal, the Launchpad sometimes gets its previous configuration so my changes are lost. How can I restart the Dock without losing the ...
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How to use LaunchPad and Mission Control on Mountain Lion with an external keyboard

I am using an external (generic) keyboard. I just switched from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. On Snow Leopard, I could pull up Expose by pressing F2 on my external keyboard, but now I can't. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...