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?

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  • Right click + remove ?
    – Ruskes
    Jun 11, 2013 at 16:30
  • you can't right click on launchpad ...
    – user48589
    Jun 11, 2013 at 16:37
  • sorry, Open Launchpad and Hold Option key.....ect
    – Ruskes
    Jun 11, 2013 at 16:44
  • You can't delete Apple apps from Launchpad by holding the option key and pressing the "x"
    – Charlie
    Jun 11, 2013 at 17:33

2 Answers 2


Launchpad Manager

Launchpad Manager will allow you to delete any app from your Launchpad. Just open it, select Launchpad (or any other app) and ⌘ cmd+⌫ backspace.

Launchpad Manager Image


To delete Apple aps from Launchpad without installing another questionable program from www you can do it your self from Terminal.

sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db "DELETE from apps WHERE title='APPNAME';" && killall Dock

...replacing “APPNAME” with the name of the application you want to remove from Launchpad :)

  • How about adding one?
    – Royi
    Oct 3, 2020 at 12:59

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