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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. If that fails, the issue may be with Finder (this is the case with the similar issue of Stacks categories "burned in" to your desktop background). Running killall ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Previous answer didn't help me on Yosemite - when I dragged app into the empty folder the app just disappeared for a while and the folder was still there, empty and disturbing. But then I've found a way to fix it without resetting Launchpad: Click and hold any random app until all icons start shaking, then drag the app on the folder, DON'T RELEASE, and drag ...


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


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Check both of your Applications folders — there is an OS application folder (Shift+Command+A) and there is a user-based Application folder which is in the users home folder (Shift+Command+H).


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[Worked] In Yosemite open Launchpad, hold down control key and click on icon you wish to remove. A question mark should appear over the icon. Just drag and drop to Trash.


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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 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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open finder go to your home or root directory (Icon looks like a house, may have your name or the name of your mac on it) Open the applications folder located in that directory. Drag the offending icon to the trash Check Launchpad and watch it fade away


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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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You can use Script Editor and AppleScript to create an AppleScript application which opens the URL in a new tab in Safari, as in the following example: set theURL to "https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/293859/how-can-i-add-a-web-link-in-launchpad" tell application "Safari" tell front window set current tab to (make new tab with ...


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How to delete an app, removing it from Finder, Launchpad and Dock Menu: Keep in mind that this permanently deletes the apps in question from your Mac. Drag the app from launchpad and add it to the dock menu Right click app on the dock menu, choose 'Options' then 'Open in finder' Once in Finder, right click on the app and choose 'Move to trash'. Finally, ...


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Yes, this is totally possible, assuming you're okay to run some terminal commands. Follow these steps: Launch Terminal (usually found in Applications > Utilities) First enter the following command (just copy and paste it) and press enter: defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-columns -int 6 Second enter this command (just copy and paste it) and press ...


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I know I just asked, but I figured it out and want to post the answer for others when they search for this same problem. Run the following in Terminal: cd ~/Applications rm -rf APP_NAME.app Note: If the app name contains a space, place a \ character before the space so it looks like this /My\ Space I verified that I was removing the correct app first by ...


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Hit the tab key until a cursor shows up in the search bar at the top of the launchpad view. As mentioned in some of the comments, you could have to hit it 20 times or more.


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Go to: User directory > Library > Application Support > Dock > there, you might have a file with a strange name finishing by .db - you can do this in finder with the Go menu and paste or type the string shown below: Put this file into the trash, but don't empty the trash, just in case. Just restart the Mac. The Launchpad must be reinitialize, that's mean ...


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If you move an app into the empty folder and then go into that empty folder and drag the app back out onto the launchpad the empty folder will disappear.


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