Launchpad is an easy way to find and open apps on your Mac. You can even arrange and organize your apps into folders.
Then you tap the X for that app to remove it. But note that this DELETES the app from your computer. So if you are looking to simply remove it from LaunchPad, but keep the app, then don’t do that. If you don’t see an X next to the app, then it means you didn’t install it normally, but perhaps using a dedicated installation app. Id like to remove app shortcuts from the Lauchpad on my MacBook. Ive already found that its possible to do on Windows using PutShortcutsInStartMenu=false, but I can find the alternative of this setting for MacOS, and it doesnt work. To open Launchpad, click it in the Dock or open it from your Applications folder. You can also pinch.
In this article, I will show tutorials first how to delete particular app from launchpad in mac and second is how to delete all apps from launchpad.
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So, first of all we going to discuss how you can easily remove per apps from launchpad on your mac.
But I’ve to tell you there is three method from which you can delete app from launchpad 1 ) Using LaunchPad 2 ) Command Line 3 ) Using Finder
To delete one selected app from launchpad on your mac using a launchpad.
Click and Hold down the con until all icons start jiggling.
Click on ‘X’ button shown in upper left side of corner of the icons that you want to delete.
However you can only delete apps that installed form Mac App Store. Which means if you want to delete an app from your mac that not installed from Mac App Store you’ve to use command line to remove it that given below.
So, to delete app that not installed from Mac App Store you’ve to use command lines on terminal.
First launch the Terminal and enter the given following command line. But replace the ”NAME OF APP” with the name of application you want to delete.
sqlite3 ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*.db “DELETE from apps WHERE title=’NAME OF APP ‘;” && killall Dock
To delete app from launchpad you can also used finder application. If both above don’t work for you.
1. Run the app from Launchpad
2. Right Click on the app you want to delete on Dock
3. Now choose the Options > Show in Finder
4. You can also delete the app.
You can delete all apps from launchpad and give a fresh start and can installed your favorite apps on launchpad and lot more.
Launch the Terminal
Enter the given following command line
sqlite3 ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*.db “DELETE from apps; DELETE from groups WHERE title”; DELETE from items WHERE rowid>2;”; killall Dock
Note that one you delete the apps they can’t be recover. So first of all check the your mac launchpad and then format the launchpad.