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The13thDoctor
Feb 27, 2011, 09:12 AM
Does anybody know the location for launchpad? and if not would you mind helping me find it :P it's either named launchpad or springboard



hipauliee
Feb 27, 2011, 09:13 AM
Does anybody know the location for launchpad? and if not would you mind helping me find it :P it's either named launchpad or springboard

it's next to finder, on your dock.

The13thDoctor
Feb 27, 2011, 09:15 AM
captain obvious strikes again.... I'm talking about the location of the .app not where to open it

hipauliee
Feb 27, 2011, 09:21 AM
captain obvious strikes again.... I'm talking about the location of the .app not where to open it

>.<
my bad sorry about that, I feel stupid haha
I would assume that it's in /system/library, possibly coreservices?
but I'm not in front of my iMac at this time.
if nobody replies I will continue to try to help find it.

The13thDoctor
Feb 27, 2011, 09:25 AM
ripped apart the entire core services folder...can't find it any where :(

Hellhammer
Feb 27, 2011, 09:25 AM
I would assume that it's in /system/library, possibly core services?

It's not there, or at least I could not find it.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Feb 27, 2011, 09:28 AM
Doesn't cmd-clicking the Dock icon reveal the app in Finder anymore, in Lion?

Hellhammer
Feb 27, 2011, 09:29 AM
Doesn't cmd-clicking the Dock icon reveal the app in Finder anymore, in Lion?

Does not work with LaunchPad. It doesn't seem to be a normal app as right-clicking only gives you an option to open it.

ajaxodessa
Feb 27, 2011, 09:34 AM
Well maybe it's a part of Dock.app ?

hipauliee
Feb 27, 2011, 09:35 AM
Another suggestion: use the find terminal command to try to find launchpad.app?

http://danielmiessler.com/study/find/

hipauliee
Feb 27, 2011, 09:39 AM
Well maybe it's a part of Dock.app ?


You're probably right actually.
I noticed when launchpad quits unexpectedly, my dock relaunches as well.
Try looking at the package contents of the dock, as well as finder.

rorschach
Feb 27, 2011, 09:42 AM
It's not a separate app, it's part of the Dock.

nathanl1192
Feb 27, 2011, 01:05 PM
It is part of the dock! Here is a related file in dock.app

Maclver
Feb 27, 2011, 01:59 PM
It is part of the dock! Here is a related file in dock.app


Hmmmm... Im trying to figure out how I can use my F4 key (currently Dashboard on my uMBP) to launch launchpad? So finding the app location would help!

karsten
Feb 27, 2011, 04:28 PM
same here. anyone know where the applications that show up in launchpad get populated from? i have like 2 pages of nonexistent vmware windows programs i'm trying to get out of there. thx

Maclver
Feb 27, 2011, 04:30 PM
same here. anyone know where the applications that show up in launchpad get populated from? i have like 2 pages of nonexistent vmware windows programs i'm trying to get out of there. thx

Just hold down CTRL OPTION and COMMAND down at the some time and click the app you wish to remove from Launchpad and they disappear!

celticpride678
Feb 27, 2011, 04:31 PM
same here. anyone know where the applications that show up in launchpad get populated from? i have like 2 pages of nonexistent vmware windows programs i'm trying to get out of there. thx

LaunchPad will grab anything that is in your applications folder. To update, go to ~/Library Application Support/Dock and delete the file inside that folder. Restart the computer.

karsten
Feb 27, 2011, 04:55 PM
Just hold down CTRL OPTION and COMMAND down at the some time and click the app you wish to remove from Launchpad and they disappear!

thanks that worked good. what i'm trying to do is get launchpad to be the only icon on the dock, then make the dock invisible. that way its just like an iOS device and the home button. problem is removing the dock icons of running programs seems to make their menu bars disappear which is no good. here's a shot of what it would look like. hopefully we can do something like this in the final version!

Maclver
Feb 27, 2011, 04:59 PM
thanks that worked good. what i'm trying to do is get launchpad to be the only icon on the dock, then make the dock invisible. that way its just like an iOS device and the home button. problem is removing the dock icons of running programs seems to make their menu bars disappear which is no good. here's a shot of what it would look like. hopefully we can do something like this in the final version!

Kinda like the disappearing menu! also like the idea of the launchpad icon only

The13thDoctor
Feb 28, 2011, 01:18 AM
is there a script to open launch pad or something? :P

dahodd
Jul 21, 2011, 04:28 PM
Hmmmm... Im trying to figure out how I can use my F4 key (currently Dashboard on my uMBP) to launch launchpad? So finding the app location would help!

I am using norwegian version of Mac OS X Lion, but I have set F5 to Launchpad due to not lose the other functions on the keyboard. This is how I did it.
1. Go to System choice app.
2. Go into keyboard
3. There you see on the left "Launchpad and Dock", klick to mark this
4. On the right will show "Turn on/off automatic Dock", But beneeth this is "show Launchpad".
5. If you click on the far right of this line of "Show Launchpad" then you get the option to change shortcut to this "app".

tkhan456
Jul 25, 2011, 08:10 PM
How do you remove Icons from launchpad? Everyone keeps saying hold Control, Option, and Command then click. I do that and the apps just at first jiggle and then when I click, it opens the app. Thoughts?

Lynge
Jul 26, 2011, 05:09 PM
How do you remove Icons from launchpad? Everyone keeps saying hold Control, Option, and Command then click. I do that and the apps just at first jiggle and then when I click, it opens the app. Thoughts?

I've got the same problem - I'm suspecting that it is because I'm on an Danish keyboard and use the danish version of Lion...

Bo98
Jul 26, 2011, 05:37 PM
Isn't Launchpad.app in your Applications folder?

HappyJoe
Aug 12, 2011, 06:23 PM
Yes, nowadays you find Launchpad.app in Applications.

It's a sloppily built app, alas, and a bit of a blot on Apples reputation. No Launchpad user should be without LaunchpadCleaner. Get it from http://zoltanb.co.uk/launchpadcleaner/ now!

dncrews
Jan 22, 2012, 12:04 AM
Forget LaunchpadCleaner, unless you really want to pay $5 for something that should be free. Ideally, this would be easily done in the Launchpad, but there is a free alternative.

Launchpad Control
http://chaosspace.de/launchpad-control/

It just hides the applications (or groups of applications) that you don't want to show anymore. It's not an .app, it's just a Preference pane. Works for me.

timmc94
Feb 26, 2013, 09:44 PM
ripped apart the entire core services folder...can't find it any where :(

Launchpad.app is easy to find... it is in the Applications folder.

gumblecosby
Feb 28, 2013, 08:22 AM
Launchpad.app is easy to find... it is in the Applications folder.

The question was asked in early 2011. This was when Lion was in beta and Launchpad was not in the Applications folder. Instead, it was contained inside the Dock binary and was not easily accessible unless you knew how to decompile encrypted Mac binary files.