Questions tagged [launchpad]

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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Inconsistent app update sizes in App Store and Launchpad

I saw there was an update for Xcode in the App Store that said the update size was 7.8GB. However, when I was updating the app, Launchpad said the update size was 3.59GB. What is the actual update ...
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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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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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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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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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OS X unable to update outdated app icon in Launchpad

I have an app which is installed in OS X. It needs a certain software patch currently to make it run successfully in the latest OS, and we are sending the patch as a standalone separate app, which ...
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OpenOffice multiple launcher in launchpad/dock

I recently installed the OpenOffice 4 on my Mac and I use it also on Linux (CentOS 6.5 / Gnome2). On Linux, after the installation, I got a specific shortcut (launcher) for every Office application (...
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Change folder name on launchpad?

I'm rearranging my launchpad and I can't seem to figure out how to change the name of one of my folders with the yosemite update.
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Numbers has stopped showing up in Launchpad

Numbers has stopped showing up in Launchpad. How can I add it back?
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How to use LaunchPad and Mission Control on Mountain Lion with an external keyboard

I am using an external (generic) keyboard. I just switched from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. On Snow Leopard, I could pull up Expose by pressing F2 on my external keyboard, but now I can't. Is ...
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cannot delete application on Lion

I cannot delete remove applications on Lion. When I delete some application in launchpad it disappear and reappear. Situations are quite the same as in this clip( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbh-...
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Removing uninstall icons

OS X newbie here. Many applications come with their own uninstall icons - like CS5.5, which adds three of them. Those are installed side-by-side with the application icons themselves. To me, they ...
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Is there a way to change the gesture that invokes Launchpad?

i use launchpad quite a lot, but find the 'finger & thumb' pinch rather awkward. i never use mission control, and would love to use the 3 finger vertical swipe for launchpad instead of mission ...
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macOS Big Sur can't remove ghost icon from deleted application

I've deleted TextMate and its alias from Launchpad and Library - still have a "ghost" icon showing in all windows (see screenshot). When I enter Launchpad that ghost icon (in last screen) ...
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If I duplicate an app in /Applications, how can I differentiate it to where both apps show in Launchpad?

I have run cp -R /Applications/example1.app /Applications/example2.app yet only example1.app shows in Launchpad. I can see it in Finder as two different apps but not in Launchpad. Do I need to edit ...
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F11 key doesn't work for “Show launchpad”, no idea why

I am trying to set F11 as a key for opening Launchpad (I have a Mac with Magic Keyboard, and I never use F11 and F12 (I use F1-F10 for Unix utilities) - so I want to map one for Launchpad and another ...
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Can't find a way to place an app in Launchpad

I've dragged the app into both Applications folders. I've tried to drag it onto the Launchpad icon in the Dock. But that didn't do anything. The only thing that worked was making an alias and then ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Issue with my launchpad on MBP Retina 13"

I've got one annoying problem with my launchpad icon. Today i was downloading xcode and i stopped it over the time, because it was already installed in the finder. Can I reset the launchpad over my ...
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Will App Store programs download when I'm on a different user than the one that started?

I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.5, and I'd like to know this. I started the download for OS X Yosemite yesterday on User A, accidentally - I was going to start it on User B (me). Now, I didn't notice this ...
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Duplicate launchpad icons where can I find the apps ?

I have this strange behavior on Mac OS X Mountain Lion when I installed OpenSceneGraph. Please How to fix it ? I have duplicate icons on the launchpad. I 've tried the following solution : How Do I ...
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Mountain Lion displaying graphical artefacts on screen

I have a default automatic login account, User A. The Dock renders all it is responsible for (Dock, Launchpad, Mission Control) correctly for User A, but when I Fast User Switch to User B or C or the ...
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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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How to delete unused icon from launchpad? [duplicate]

This is my first Mac and I've had it for less then a day. I downloaded an iPod to Mac a transfer program and after using it I wanted to get rid of it. For some reason the icon stays in the launchpad ...

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