View Full Version : Fresh install of Lion now allows non-system Launchpad app deletion

May 1, 2011, 12:21 AM
I just reinstalled Lion from scratch, every app, every preference from a burned DVD I made of the image in the D.P. 2 app as I wanted a 100% clean system. Before I wasn't able to delete any Launchpad apps/icons. Now, holding the "Option" key, all the apps wiggle with "x" marks (accept for system apps).

My previous Lion was installed over 10.6.7, with all my apps already installed. I wonder if installing applications in a fresh Lion install keeps a record/receipts that Launchpad references for deletion.

May 1, 2011, 06:37 AM
Try dragging to the trash can.

I had an app fail install and already dropped it in the Applications folder and Launchpad. Clicked on it in launchpad and got a ? mark in the middle of the icon, tried to delete it any way I could and found dragging it to the trash can works.