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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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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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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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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How to hide an app from launchpad

Is there any way to hide an app from 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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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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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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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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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 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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Which apps are shown in launchpad? (how to flag them?) - Mavericks

Since Mavericks I think, launchpad decides on it's own which apps should be shown in. For example, the uninstaller apps of the adobe apps are hidden by default in Mavericks. In Mountain Lion they were ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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?!
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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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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.