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 can I force remove the gimp's leftover launchpad icon? I tried moving it to trash and failed. I also tried to wiggle the launchpad icons to click on the 'x' mark but I didn't find 'x' mark on it. OSX 10.9.2 MacBook Air.

  • sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db "DELETE from apps WHERE title='APP_NAME';" && killall Dock
    – Ruskes
    May 27, 2014 at 6:53
  • @Buscar sqlite3: Error: too many options: "DELETE from apps WHERE title='GIMP';"
    – Necktwi
    May 27, 2014 at 7:07
  • @Buscar $ sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/desktoppicture.db SQLite version 2014-04-03 16:53:12 Enter ".help" for usage hints. sqlite> DELETE from apps WHERE title='GIMP'; Error: no such table: apps'
    – Necktwi
    May 27, 2014 at 7:11
  • be careful, you could delete all apps, then you would have to start over (repopulating them)
    – Ruskes
    May 27, 2014 at 7:23
  • @Buscar ok I don't experiment;ur suggestion didn't work.
    – Necktwi
    May 27, 2014 at 7:24

1 Answer 1


Launchpad Manager

Launchpad Manager will allow you to delete any app from your Launchpad. Just open it, select GIMP and ⌘⌫.

Launchpad Manager Image

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