How can I choose which applications appear in LaunchPad?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by markw10, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    When I upgraded to OS X Lion I quickly began to use the LaunchPad feature and I like it but the only problem is it shows basically every application, helper apps, etc. I want to keep these out of LaunchPad and have some control over which applications show up there or at least have it only show the full applications, not simple helper apps. I was able to post here back then and was told about an app called Launchpad-control.prefPanel. I installed it on all my Macs and it did exactly what I needed.
    The problem is now I'm upgrading to Mountain Lion and tonight i went to the website for LaunchPad-control figuring I may need to get an updated version for Mountain Lion. The developer has not updated and instead discontinued it saying that it has major problems under Mountain Lion. For this reason I believe i should uninstall it from my computer before I upgrade to Mountain Lion.
    The question is is there any way to have control over what shows up in LaunchPad or to have only main applications show up? I am hoping that Mountain Lion has some new features to give this option to LaunchPad. If not, is there another app available that does something similar to LaunchPad-control.
    Thank you in advance for your help.
  2. fisherking, Sep 11, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012

    fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    the folder idea is a good one.

    i have all my frequently used apps on the first page. on the second page, EVERYTHING else is sorted into a few folders. i NEVER have to go to the second page (and it's easy enough to start typing an app name, have it pop up, hit return...and it's open).

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