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Skika
Aug 1, 2011, 09:34 AM
Throw all the apps from the dock( uncheck the glowing dot for open apps in settings), so it becomes more of a multitasking bar, showing only open apps. And then rearrange the launchpad that it is actually useful (if not done before, mine was a mess).

So you launch all apps from the launchpad and the dock becomes a multitasking bar.


What do you think?



gentlefury
Aug 1, 2011, 09:35 AM
Throw all the apps from the dock( uncheck the glowing dot for open apps in settings), so it becomes more of a multitasking bar, showing only open apps. And then rearrange the launchpad that it is actually useful (if not done before, mine was a mess).

So you launch all apps from the launchpad and the dock becomes a multitasking bar.


What do you think?

I've been using launchpad more..I may actually give this a shot.

Toke
Aug 1, 2011, 10:06 AM
That's actually a good idea. Nice way to utilize the otherwise pointless Launchpad.

gentlefury
Aug 1, 2011, 10:16 AM
That's actually a good idea. Nice way to utilize the otherwise pointless Launchpad.

Or pointless dock, depending on your perspective.

Ropie
Aug 1, 2011, 10:16 AM
This is how use the LH side of the dock, but instead of Launchpad I use an applications folder stack on the RH side of the dock.

Mrguidogenio
Aug 1, 2011, 10:25 AM
I do this partially. My Dock is clean but I launch everything with Alfred. Sometimes I use Launchpad too.

Toke
Aug 1, 2011, 10:32 AM
Or pointless dock, depending on your perspective.
Good point. I guess it's worth doing if you have a ton of apps that you use. But if you only use a set few, the dock is probably better

This is how use the LH side of the dock, but instead of Launchpad I use an applications folder stack on the RH side of the dock.
I also have the Applications folder on the right. I personally find it better than Launchpad but I have yet to find an exact reason why.

paulsalter
Aug 1, 2011, 10:38 AM
I also have the Applications folder on the right. I personally find it better than Launchpad but I have yet to find an exact reason why.

I do this, the reason for me is

I find looking for apps in a text list easier than looking through big icons, just find this the quickest way for me when launching apps i dont use very often

ideal.dreams
Aug 1, 2011, 11:03 AM
If I were using my MBP by itself with no peripherals this wouldn't be a bad idea, but it's way too inconvenient to access launchpad without a gesture.

Skika
Aug 1, 2011, 11:08 AM
If I were using my MBP by itself with no peripherals this wouldn't be a bad idea, but it's way too inconvenient to access launchpad without a gesture.

I made launchpad a hot corner so i just "gesture" quickly with the mouse on the bottom right.

Paulywauly
Aug 1, 2011, 11:11 AM
Interesting idea, may try it

rorschach
Aug 1, 2011, 03:14 PM
I also have the Applications folder on the right. I personally find it better than Launchpad but I have yet to find an exact reason why.

Maybe it's because in stacks you can type a few letters to select an app. Can't do that in Launchpad. I think once they fix this and add the ability to remove any app from Launchpad I'll start using it.

Gemütlichkeit
Aug 1, 2011, 03:18 PM
I keep the "always running" apps in the dock
Safari, ichat, itunes, mail, ical

then anything below ical (i keep the dock on the right) i know are the temp apps

i launch everything from launchpad

DesmoPilot
Aug 1, 2011, 03:40 PM
Alfred + setting the Applications folder to view as "list" is the way to go imo.

natd1993
Aug 1, 2011, 03:46 PM
Throw all the apps from the dock( uncheck the glowing dot for open apps in settings), so it becomes more of a multitasking bar, showing only open apps. And then rearrange the launchpad that it is actually useful (if not done before, mine was a mess).

So you launch all apps from the launchpad and the dock becomes a multitasking bar.


What do you think?

Wow, what an awesome idea! I've certainly put it to use. I removed all of my applications from the dock, carefully screenshotting it before hand. Then, went into LaunchPad, and reorganised the first page so that it would show all the apps that were once in my dock, in the correct order. Now, with a gesture, I can see all of them, and have a lovely, clean looking dock, thanks alot! :D

kuwisdelu
Aug 1, 2011, 03:48 PM
That was the first thing I did after installing Lion.

gentlefury
Aug 1, 2011, 03:50 PM
I made launchpad a hot corner so i just "gesture" quickly with the mouse on the bottom right.

same, even same corner.