Fresh install of Lion now allows non-system Launchpad app deletion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bedifferent, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. macrumors 603


    Jan 8, 2009
    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.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2008
    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.

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