LaunchPad .app location

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    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
     
  2. hipauliee, Feb 27, 2011
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    it's next to finder, on your dock.
     
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    captain obvious strikes again.... I'm talking about the location of the .app not where to open it
     
  4. hipauliee, Feb 27, 2011
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    >.<
    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.
     
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    ripped apart the entire core services folder...can't find it any where :(
     
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    It's not there, or at least I could not find it.
     
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    Doesn't cmd-clicking the Dock icon reveal the app in Finder anymore, in Lion?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    It's not a separate app, it's part of the Dock.
     
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    It is part of the dock! Here is a related file in dock.app
     

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    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!
     
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    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
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
     

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    Kinda like the disappearing menu! also like the idea of the launchpad icon only
     
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    is there a script to open launch pad or something? :p
     
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    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".
     
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    deleting icons from launchpad

    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?
     
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    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...
     
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    Isn't Launchpad.app in your Applications folder?
     
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    Issue settled and LC's bad behaviour curbed

    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!
     

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