Command to re-sort launchpad app icons? For High Sierra please!

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by shankar2, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi so I am looking for the terminal command to re-sort the launchpad icons.

    I am using high Sierra btw. Thanks!
     
  2. MSastre macrumors 6502

    MSastre

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    Why not just drag to re-sort? You can nest like apps in a folder or move to a different page, as well as change location on the same page. Works for me and is easier.
     
  3. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. OldGreyGuy macrumors member

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    This used to work for me in Mavericks, El Capitano, Yosemite and Sierra but seems to not work so well in High Sierra as it sorts things randomly:

    defaults write com.apple.Dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true && killall Dock​

    Would like to see if there is an updated version for High Sierra as well.
     
  5. OldGreyGuy macrumors member

    OldGreyGuy

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    #5
    In the Mojave Forum someone suggested Launchpad Manager but this did not work for me, just reported that the download version will not run on Yosemite and as I am running High Sierra I figured there was a bug.

    I do miss this feature but I am retraining myself to get around the problem, mostly as I am now using spotlight more by hitting Cmd-Space and then typing the name of the application I want which is proving pretty effective for me.

    Alternatively I have also dragged the applications folder down onto the Dock next to the default Downloads folder, just make sure it is set as a Stack and sorted in Name order and when I click on it all my apps are there in alphabetical order and I never have to run the terminal command to re-sort.
     

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