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 reset itself to default layout. Then to stop it resetting again on every reboot, I did
com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool false
It's always worked in the past but now I've discovered that no applications in /Applications/Utilities appear in Launchpad anymore. Terminal, Activity Monitor, AppleScript Editor and all the rest are missing:
The ones you see here actually reside in just /Applications. But Utilities are supposed to populate here amongst them.
The problem is persisting across users and also when I create new users. I find that very odd in and of itself because I did not use
sudo or otherwise elevate the commands I used to set the
Basically, I don't want to have to drag the apps in /Applications/Utilities to the Launchpad icon and then manually organise them back into Launchpad's "Other" folder every time I create a new user.
Any ideas how I might be able to get Launchpad to behave normally again? Thanks! I'm using OS X 10.9.5.