Launchpad is an easy way to find and open apps on your Mac. You can even arrange and organize your apps into folders.

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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.

Open an app

  • Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock, or pinch closed with your thumb and three fingers on your trackpad. Then click an app to open it.
  • You can also type an app's name to find the app in Launchpad, then press the Return key to open it.
  • To close Launchpad without opening an app, click the background, or pinch open your thumb and three fingers.

Organize apps


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  • Arrange apps: Drag an app to a new location.
  • Create a folder: Drag an app onto another app.
  • Close a folder: Click outside the folder.
  • Rename a folder: Open a folder and click its name. Then enter a new name.

Add or remove an app

  • Apps that you download from the App Store or that are included with macOS automatically appear in Launchpad. If you download an app from another source, you can add it to Launchpad by moving the app to your Applications folder.
  • Learn how to delete an app from your Mac, which also removes the app from Launchpad.
Hey Bro Do You Know ” How To Delete Something From Launchpad on Mac”LaunchPad is the iOS application that comes as per-installed in Mac OS X Loin. Basically the launchpad in mac was used to start application the user starts the application by single click to its icon. According to the apple, LaunchPad its designed to replace springboard interface in OS.However as much as I know it was way to hard to delete unwanted application from launchpad for many users that also include me. The LaunchPad-Control will help users to mange launchpad in mac. But if you’re just like DIY kind than you must read this article to know how manually delete apps from launchpad in Mac OS X.

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

Delete One App at a Time Using Launchpad

To delete one selected app from launchpad on your mac using a launchpad.

Click and Hold down the con until all icons start jiggling.

How To Remove An App From Mac Launchpad

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.

Delete Selected on Launchpad Using Command Line

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

Deleting App on Launchpad Using Finder

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.

Delete All Apps From Launchpad Using Terminal

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.

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