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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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How can I click on Launchpad and make it to behave like secondary click performed?

I dislike the big eye-candy icons that I see after clicking the Launchpad icon on the dock. However I like the menu that I see after a secondary click on Launchpad. How can I make the click/tap on the ...
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macOS launchpad icons became blurry

macOS launchpad icons became blurry as compared to those in the dock. See System Preferences for example. Resolution has become really low. I don't why. What could be the reason for the same?
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How to make the Feedback Assistant app visible in the Launchpad?

I can open the Feedback assistant app from the path /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/Feedback Assistant.app but it is not visible in the Launchpad in Mojave 10.14.6 . How do I make it ...
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Is there a programmatic way to save and re-create launchpad groups in Mojave?

I have to switch machines from time to time. I keep a dotfiles that's pretty elaborate, as part of this routine. I'd also like to make my launchpad folders be portable. I'm fine with solution that ...
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Show an installed app's icon in Launchpad

I recently installed an app called NetLogo. I installed it via Homebrew Cask by running: brew cask install netlogo The app installation created a folder in /Applications directory. It comes with 5 ....
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How to Disable Blur in El Capitan Launchpad?

Is there a way to disable launchpad blur?
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Why is Launchpad laggy when using a scaled resolution?

I bought a 32" 4k display and when I use the 4k resolution on it, everything is too small. This is why I use something in between 2k and 4k, but that resolution is not native apparently, and Launchpad ...
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How to remove default open application

I have downloaded file darwin_amd64 and occasionally chosen Text Edit as its default application. Now I cannot install it cause it always opens as text file.
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Eclipse and macOS Launchpad - icons of multiple versions not showing (macOS Mojave)

I have multiple Eclipse IDE installed on Mojave (Eclipse is not in Apple Store). They serve different purposes, and are of different version like Photon, Oxygen and so on. This is needed for the ...
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F4 will not show Dashboard

I just got a brand new Apple space grey wireless keyboard. Everything is great except that F4 stopped working to launch Dashboard. Instead, F4 launches Launchpad, something I don't use at all. I have ...
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Folders disappearing from Launchpad

I have a problem with Launchpad in macOS Mojave 10.14. It was already present in previous versions of macOS. Sometimes I start my Mac and I find the Launchpad completely messy. All of the folders ...
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Cannot pause downloading mojave from launchpad

Today I started to download macOS Mojave from app store and it appeared in launchpad as usual. When I tried to pause the download by clicking on the downloading icon, it won't pause. I can only delete ...
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How to remove an icon from Launchpad without removing it from Applications?

I have an older app with icon in Launchpad and now the updated app has a new icon also in the Launchpad. I want to remove the old icon from Launchpad, so I don't click it by mistake. But I still want ...
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How do I fix Launchpad not saving icon order settings?

I'm on High Sierra 10.13.6, and Launchpad is not saving my icon order when I log out. Only happens on my account, it works fine for other users in the same machine. Some webpages say I should delete ...
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My Launchpad doesn't create a db file and keeps resetting its layout

Whenever I move around icons in Launchpad, then log out and back in, the layout resets to factory defaults. And for some reason, Launchpad doesn't create it's db file. Why?
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How to correctly hide app icon from Launchpad via Terminal?

I have Launchpad with database just reset and I want to remove from it the iBooks icon. Getting database path using... echo $(find /private/var/folders -user $(id -u) -name com.apple.dock.launchpad ...
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Default apps constantly being reset [duplicate]

My computer running El Capitan (10.11.6) keeps resetting the apps used to open particular file extensions. For instance, it randomly sets PDFs to open with Acrobat Reader instead of Preview no matter ...
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Chromium in Launchpad but not in Applications

I recently installed uTorrent on High Sierra but wasn't thinking and installed the Yahoo thing. The uTorrent installer says "Opera", but I ended up with a Chromium icon in my Launchpad. The problem is ...
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Is there a way to reveal an item in the Finder from Launchpad?

Sometimes I will see something that does not really belong in Launchpad—a readme, for instance—and I'd like to see it to move it. Sure, I can close Launchpad, open the Applications folder, and hunt ...
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How to uninstall not App Store apps using Launchpad?

Is it possible to make any changes to macOS through the Terminal or in another way, so that Launchpad allows simple uninstalling application files, downloaded not via the App Store?
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Endnote app icon persists in Macbook launchpad after deleting all files

Please help with the above. I uninstalled the files but the icon won't go away! I tried the terminal, went into Applications and I can see both "EndNote Cite While You Write" and "EndNote X8" (without ...
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Why I cannot use the expose and launchpad from the touch bar?

Here is an image of the touch bar layout I normally connect my MBP to two external monitors. When I try to use the expose and launchpad (The third and forth icons from the left) from the touch bar, ...
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Fake Chromium showing on launchpad and won't uninstall

My colleague has noticed there is a Chromium icon on their launchpad screen but it's not possible to remove it. We've tried dragging it to the Trash but nothing happens. There is no app listing in /...
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How to reset Launchpad order in macOS High Sierra?

I'm not sure how to reset my Launchpad so my apps are in alphabetical order on macOS High Sierra. I've tried running defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool TRUE; killAll Dock; which ...
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pkgbuild productbuild requires admin privilege during pkg installation

I am trying to build a Mac application using xcode for use in OS version 10.8 and above. I've created the product archive(.pkg file) using pkgbuild and productbuild commands. My main goal is to ...
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Can I customize the launchpad grid?

my launchpad feels congested. each screen displays 35 icons made up of 5 rows and 7 columns. i would like to have more space and wanted to try a 4x6 grid instead. I tried looking in system ...
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Removing Advanced MacCleaner Icon from Lauchpad [duplicate]

Had problem with "Advanced Mac Cleaner". After some effort, and plenty of time, I think I have found and removed all files concerning this malware. My only apparent remaining problem is that the ...
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How can I add a web link to Launchpad?

I would like to have my web apps show in Launchpad. Is there a way to do this? I search for something like this but only found one solution, and this is a program not available in the App Store. I ...
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How to add a shortcut to open a new finder window to the Launchpad or dock

What I want: A one-click action in the dock or launchpad that opens the downloads folder in a new finder window. Note: the Downloads "fan" thing that is in the left side area of the dock is not what ...
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Pages icon is shown twice on Launchpad - One icon works, the second one loads

I just have installed Pages on my macOS Sierra Macbook Pro. For some reason, this is what I see on the Launchpad: The regular icon works, but the one who has the loading bar doesn't work. I'm able to ...
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Cannot open or update iPhoto

I bought a used Macbook Pro running macOS Sierra. It came after the previous owners reset it and installed the iLife pack (iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand). I couldn't use those apps since it came with ...
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Why won't Launchpad create a .db file? Restarts reset Launchpad

Launchpad will not create a .db file in ~/Library/Application Support/Dock to save the state of Launchpad. It always resets to default upon restart. I have tried many terminal commands, the most ...
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How to remove blank icon from launchpad after uninstall app?

I have uninstalled an app from Finder->Applications. But in launchpad, icon of the app still exists. How to remove it? I've tried to restart Mac, no luck. Screenshot:
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My Dock and Launchpad appear to have died

So around last month my dock decided to make my notification badges blue and very large. I have no clue why. I’ve tried resetting the preferences, restoring them from time machine, restoring Dock.app ...
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Launchpad keeps rearrarining icons

Every time I reboot my Mac running macOS Sierra I lose my Launchpad layout. I’ve tried different apps, tried removing some preferences. All of the apps are reset to their default position. Anyone ...
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Having keystroke issues with macOS Sierra on two different Macs

I'm having a series of problem with my macOS Sierra 10.12.1 every once in a while after a random period of normal operation. The series of problems include: My 3rd-party Chinese input methods (Sogou &...
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Launchpad folders showing icons within as blank squares with dashed lines

There's a peculiar thing happening in my launchpad. On opening it up anytime in general, all the folders show no icons in them but blank squares drawn using dashed lines, the icons don't come back ...
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Launchpad fails to show app icons contained in folders

Randomly, my Launchpad is failing to show app icons contained in folders. Is there a way to fix it?
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How to remove duplicate icons from Launchpad?

I have two identical Xcode icons in the Launchpad. I guess the second icon appeared after installing Xcode beta. So here my steps for reproducing this issue: Install Xcode 7. Install Xcode 8. ...
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How to open more than one app at a time in launchpad?

Is there a way to open more than one app at a time in launchpad before it fades away? I've tried holding down command, option, control, & shift in different configurations while clicking an app, ...
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Alias of app not showing up in launchpad

I downloaded this application (code composer studio from TI) and installed it and two applications showed up inside a folder called "TI (other)", one application called eclipse and another called "...
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How can I create an alias for Finder in OS X El Capitan?

I want to add a Finder shortcut to my Launchpad, but I am unable to do it. Is there any way to create an alias for Finder in OS X El Capitan?
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Mac Launchpad icon jumps up

I am running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.5 on a Macbook Air. Recently, on two occasions, I saw the Launchpad icon in the Dock jumping up and down a few times and then it stopped. On that moment I ...
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Delete an app from the Launchpad

I was looking on my Mac's Launchpad today and saw a few apps that I'd like to clean out. I can't find some of them in the Applications directory, and the standard method of clicking and holding down,...
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Where does launchpad store folder information? (database, etc?)

So i've been searching around and trying to figure this out but can't seem to. I know that the launchpad SQLite db is stored at ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/some-uuid.db (ref), but as best I ...
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How to turn off Launchpad transparent

My MacBook, with Retina Display, has problems with smooth animations. How can I turn off the transparency (and blur) in Launchpad on OS X El Capitan? Also I'd like to turn off animation when I open ...
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application trouble

I recently downloaded frost wire to my macbook air laptop. The application shows up on the desktop but I don't want it there. My question is how so I put the application in launchpad?
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Delete apps from Launchpad or from Finder?

Is there an advantage to delete apps from Launchpad (Hold one app like in iOS) vs from finder? And why some apps cannot be deleted from Launchpad?
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Folder cannot be deleted from the Launchpad and is not displayed in Finder

I have installed a wrong version of Anaconda from python 2.7 on OS X 10.11.1 and to remove it, I deleted its files from the Finder. Now Launchpad is confused and the Anaconda folder is still there, ...
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URL for Omnifocus Context

I would like to use a URL in Launch Pad Pro to open the "Home" context in OmniFocus whenever I get home. I know to get to a perspective you use: omnifocus:///perspective/PerspectiveName But I've ...