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?


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    Why would you remove LaunchPad ? – Matthieu Riegler Apr 7 '13 at 12:04
  • dont like to have unused staff. – Kirill Salykin Apr 8 '13 at 14:17
  • Bc Spotlight keeps trying to make me open it instead of Launchbar – beardc Aug 20 '13 at 1:09
  • @patrix how come that my question (asked in 2013) is a duplicate of question asked in 2014? – Kirill Salykin Mar 22 '15 at 14:42
  • Uhh, has been a while but from looking at both the newer question already had collected some good answers before the duplication was detected, so we probably wanted to keep the more active question open. But I agree that the notice is kind of misleading in this case. – nohillside Mar 22 '15 at 14:58

An answer to a more recent question (about Mavericks) shows the operating system guarding against modification or deletion of Launchpad. Finder presents an alert.

Removal of Launchpad.app from OS X 10.9.5 does not remove Launchpad functionality. The following screenshots demonstrate Launchpad without Launchpad.app loading then presenting apps:

Screenshot of Launchpad loading applications without Launchpad.app

Screenshot of applications in Launchpad without Launchpad.app

At least one core service includes references to /Applications/Launchpad.app so I should recommend not attempting to remove Launchpad.app or related software.

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