Add shortcut to files in Launchpad?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by -mattias-, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. -mattias- macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009

    Is there a tweak or something that will allow me to have shortcuts to files in the Launchpad?

  2. -mattias- thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2009
    "There is actually a relatively easy method which involves creating an app for each shortcut using Automator (included in OSX). Takes a couple of minutes at most for each one.

    1: Start by opening Automator and choose 'Application'.

    2: Drag or double click on the 'Run Shell Script event and put in the command 'open [FILE PATH]'. You can easily get the file path by dragging the file from finder into the box after you have written 'open '.

    3: Press File > Export and put in a shortcut name you are happy with. Save the application anywhere in 'Applications'. This can be in a folder if you want (if you have lots).

    4: The application will appear in launchpad and clicking it will load up the shortcut set."

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