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Open Finder, select Go/Go to Folder... (⇧⌘G), paste in: ~/Applications/Chrome Apps.localized Delete the apps from there. (Note that ~ means your user folder, not the regular Applications folder which is at /Applications without ~.) Finally, empty the trash to remove from launchpad. If you use Chrome Canary: it will have its own additional folder in ~/...


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Yeah, a lot of people have been facing this issue. First, cancel your update. (In the AppStore update window hold Option to show the Cancel button.) Now, you can do two things: Download and install the Xcode DMG from here (if you have an Apple Developer Account) Or try clearing your cache, and restart the download from the app store. You can use third-...


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Turns out, I just had to reset the 'dock' process. I opened Terminal and typed killall Dock and pressed enter. The screen flashed for a second, and everything came back with my stuck icon gone. Thanks for the suggestions! They're probably simpler than the way I did it.


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Hit the tab key a few times. Worked for me. You need to hit Tab once the launchpad screen comes up. The tab will then put focus on the search bar, and then pressing it again will remove it. Pressing it ~20times seems to cause some sort of reset. Once you visibly notice the cursor, things should be good. Other things to try: terminal > defaults write com....


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By default, Launchpad shows you all the apps installed on your Mac. To remove a Mac App Store app that appears in Launchpad Follow these steps while you are logged in with an administrator account: Enter Launchpad. Click and hold on an icon until you see all icons jiggle. Click the "x" button in the upper-left of the Mac App Store app icon you want to ...


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If you are using Yosemite here is the surgical approach to remove only what you want to, instead of wiping out all of Launchpad. Open up your Terminal app of choice, then use the following command: sqlite3 $(find /private/var/folders \( -name com.apple.dock.launchpad -a -user $USER \) 2> /dev/null)/db/db "DELETE FROM apps WHERE title='...


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Drag the icon or icons to the dock, then right click the icon on dock, select "option" - "show in finder", system will open a window to show you where the app located, then you can just threw it/them to the Trash.


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Go to Finder Open your home folder (i.e. "/Users//") Open "Applications" You should be able to see a folder named "Chrome Apps" Either you can delete this folder or open it and delete the apps one by one.


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When you are in the App store, click on the "Purchases" button on the top bar. This will give you the total size of the app as well as how much has been downloaded. I think it even gives you an estimated time frame until completion.


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First, open App Store and try Store > Check for Unfinished Downloads... Mine said there wasn't any, but apps restarted downloading.


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It seems as if the download was started from the App Store and it was paused for some reason. There are two ways that you can get it to not say that anymore. Single Click on the icon to resume the download. Click and hold, the press the "X" on the top left corner of the app to delete it. (Reinstall from the App Store is optional.) Hope that helps!


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Just wait it out. If you attempted a fix listed in another answer here, quit all applications, restart your computer, and when you boot back up, open the app store to the update page, click the update button and forget about it. It took mine about 20 minutes to actually start and move out of "waiting". I read reports that for some people it took about an ...


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Launchpad-Control is what you are looking for my friend. It's a free preference pane app that lets you uncheck what you want to hide. It even backs up for safety :) Alternatively, you could enter the following into Terminal: sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db "DELETE from apps WHERE title='APP_NAME';" && killall Dock Replace the "...


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The easiest fix is to just open the app drawer, holding any icon until the move motion occurs, then move any application; it seems to fix it everytime it happens for me.


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The Launchpad database is located at ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*some-hex-name*.db To edit it, you'll have to use SQLite. You can do this on the command line, or with a graphic interface. See this Ask Different question for recommendations for a GUI app. MacOS Sierra and newer On macOS Sierra and newer the old launchpad database does not exists ...


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I solved the problem by moving Xcode from my Applications folder to the trash bin. I didn't have an option to cancel the update (all the buttons under Update in the App Store were grayed out for me). Once I typed in my password to confirm the move, the App Store prompted me to either cancel the update, or delete the app. Opting to delete the app caused the ...


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I tried uninstalling some applications, and files in these folders or the corresponding folders in ~/Library/Containers/ were sometimes deleted and sometimes not: ~/Library/Caches/ (deleted for most applications) ~/Library/Application Support/ Files in these folders weren't deleted for any of the applications I tested with: ~/Library/Preferences/ ~/...


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What I do is pressing CTRL+OPTION+ESC then relaunch Finder app. Works for me.


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First make sure you don't really have three copies of the Application. You can use spotlight to clean out any duplicates and keep one copy of the application mounted. Once that is resolved, you can delete the duplicates from Launchpad one by one; if they all go, just reinstall Skype. You can also force Launchpad to recreate its database, if it is corrupt,...


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All software in Mac OS X is installed in /Applications, which can be found in the Finder sidebar Most Mac applications don't have to be installed, you just have to copy the applications in the Applications folder. Normally, all installed applications that are in the /Applications folder appear automatically in the Launchpad. You can uninstall ...


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At the moment, it seems there are two answers to your question. The one answer is exactly the method you've laid out above (or the equivalent of removing the database at /var/folders/). The other option is... you can't. With High Sierra, most - if not all - flash storage-based Macs had their file system upgraded to APFS from HFS+. Now, I haven't ...


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The launchpad button is an normal application. You should expect to find it in the /Applications folder. If it is there, you can drag a copy to the dock.


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Well, a bit more research and I may have found a solution. * Proceed with caution. Backup files. Be smart. This worked for me YMMV. * The Easy Solution The most straight forward way to fix this problem seems to be to delete the SQLite database that stores Launchpad's data. To do this simply open the following folder, ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock ...


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The recommendation system of stackexchange really helps, I got this when I asked the question. It turns out the little blue point shows I haven't opened the app since the app's last update.


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Apologies for tacking this on to a 2-year old thread, but FWIW the value for some-hex-name is stored in ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.dock.another-hex-name.plist as "LaunchPadDBName". It seems like the number itself is not important, and may in fact be random; but, it may probably needs to conform to the UUID format. Changing this value for a user,...


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It seems that apps that the only apps that are directly removable from Launchpad have to be installed through the App Store. For every other app, you can simply do it the old fashioned way: Open programs Select 'open in finder' Delete the app that you want to delete Many people are using folders to reduce clutter of apps shown in Launchpad. (while eagerly ...


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It is not possible to remove it but you can disable it. In order to do so you need to: Go into System Preferences then under Trackpad and More Gestures you can disable pinch to launchpad Remove it from the dock Use FunctionFlip to reassign the F4 key to something else


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I just figured this out. All I had to do was drag the folder containing the apps to the Launchpad icon on the dock.


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You can also set a shortcut of your choosing by adjusting Lion's built-in keyboard preferences. If you go to System Preferences --> Keyboard, one of the settings menus on the left side bar is for Launchpad & Dock. Make sure the check box next to 'Show Launchpad' is selected, then double click to the right under the listed shortcut to turn dock hiding ...


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One solution is to rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist and log out and back in. I just tried this and it seems to have restored the binding, no hack like FunctionFlip required. My other special keys all work, too. However, I lost my other customized Keyboard Shortcuts, like ctrl+← for switching spaces Mission Control. They worked ...


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