10.7.2 - Launchpad icons got A LOT bigger?

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  1. devyhevy macrumors member

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    Has anyone noticed any difference in your Launchpad icons size since updated to the latest 10.7.2 version of Lion?

    I just updated my OS and the icons on launchpad now look HUGE. They looked pretty small and had a lot of room around each other... no they look all cluttered and ugly :(

    I'm running Lion on a 15" mid 2011 Macbook Pro and here's how it looks now. Too bad I didn't have a screenshot of how they looked previously...

    And as far as I can tell there's no way to edit the icon size on launchpad or is there?
     

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  2. fisherking macrumors 601

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    same thing here. ugh. and it STILL doesn't remember where i've placed some of the apps..

    would be nice to resize the icons somehow.
    hoping someone knows a way...
     
  3. devyhevy thread starter macrumors member

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    This SUCKS. Launchpad looked so neat before this update... damn you Apple! :confused:
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 601

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    really. my neighbor across the street just called; he says "i see you use Spotify too"...he's looking at the launchpad icons on my macbook.

    (okay, i made that up. but they ARE that big...)
     
  5. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    I noticed that some previously-unavailable app icons are now in launchpad. That is a welcomed addition.
     
  6. sebseb81 macrumors member

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    Yes, they are bigger for me as well.

    Anyone have an issue with the Applications folder in the Dock now showing Apple programs as "App Store.app" or "Face Time.app?
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 601

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    not a problem here. did u try removing the icon, and putting the app folder back in the dock?
     
  8. bruleke macrumors 6502

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    Guys, I am using Snow Leopard.
    Just explain me that: Launchpad is nothing but an "applications" folder like the one there is in Snow Leopard/Leopard/Tiger etc...?
     
  9. baryon macrumors 68040

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    Couldn't get myself to use Launchpad, but this looks a bit odd anyway...
     
  10. fisherking macrumors 601

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    launchpad is an application LAUNCHER that you bring up thru a key, or a swipe.
    it shows you your apps, you click on one, it disappears and the app opens.

    didn't expect to use it, and now i use it all the time...
     
  11. bruleke macrumors 6502

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    Looks EXACTLY something like this?

    [​IMG]
     
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    But it still is a 5X8 matrix. So it's only a cosmetic change. IMHO you can find an App more quickly (especially on a 11/13" screen).

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    Except it's full screen, scrolls horizontally, has virtual folders, allows you to rearrange apps and uninstall App Store apps.
     
  14. fisherking macrumors 601

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    yeah, it's SIMILAR but not EXACTLY the same.

    what are you trying to convince yourself of anyway? :D
     
  15. iamBrian macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the icons are definitely bigger. Personally, I prefer the larger icons.
     
  16. cms2 macrumors 6502

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    You know, before I upgraded to Lion a few days ago I didn't expect to use Launchpad much. But I really, really like it. I've been using it a lot. It's really unfortunate that Apple made the icons so huge all of a sudden. Looked a lot cleaner before. Now all the apps are bunched together. Oh well. Apple giveth, Apple taketh away. Or at least Apple maketh ugly. :rolleyes:
     
  17. devyhevy thread starter macrumors member

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    Hopefully Apple will someday add the option to edit Launchpad's icon size...
     
  18. wikus macrumors 68000

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    And the option to disable and remove launchpad completely.
     
  19. rzucollo macrumors newbie

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    i liked it! bigger size is always good, and it keeps 8x5 grid system
     
  20. fisherking macrumors 601

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    well, as much as you like it, some of us HATE it. would be nice to have options (something like we have in desktop icon size, dock, etc...)
     
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  22. Applefanatic46 macrumors newbie

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    I just updated, and I HATE the way the launchpad looks. I didn't love the launchpad to start with, and this is insult to injury. It makes it look like my grandparents computer. I really hope they give you the option to adjust the size of the icons soon.
     
  23. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    If you don't like Launchpad, don't use it. Believe it or not "Applications" is still available from the Go menu in Finder, or you can add Applications to a stack on your dock.

    There's no need to disable it.
     
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