Launchpad Preferential Treatment?

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  1. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else notice that all Apple applications that get install (iLife n' such) get defaulted to the first page of Launchpad, where as Chrome/Adobe CS5/MS Office, get defaulted to the second page even if the first one isn't full

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  2. Dany M macrumors 6502

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    I don't know why I would use launch pad over the applications folder in the dock I have or using spotlight. Honestly...is it JUST to iOS apps?
     
  3. Nuckinfuts thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It works well for keeping a select list of apps to see, whereas the applications folder on the dock has Everything.
     
  4. Miloh macrumors newbie

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    I've found it useful to find that app i don't use often enough to warrant a spot on the dock.

    Even then Spotlight is quicker on the draw. But Launchpad's utility is aimed more toward the average joe user.
     
  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    When I'm rambling around the internet I don't usually have my hands on the keyboard, so then launchpad is quicker.
     
  6. ugp macrumors 65816

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    I find LaunchPad needs a lot of tweaking before I will use it. It shows every little App in the Application Folder including Uninstaller's for CS5. There should be a way to hide an Application if you want. There seems to be no customization at all.
     
  7. Nuckinfuts thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I totally agree, A LaunchPad Manager would be a godsend. It would also be nice if it just use the finder layout for first user like the Applications Stack did for like the directories n' such
     
  8. lomby macrumors regular

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    I don't see the problem with the preferential layout in launchpad considering you are running an apple computer. U can even change them around if u like :)
     
  9. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

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    There's some customization. I dragged all of my unwanted icons onto each other to create folders. I named the folders things like "Adobe other" "uninstallers" "Rarely Used", and then dragged them to the end of the folders list.
     
  10. ugp macrumors 65816

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    On a 27" iMac it is a lot of dragging around on the screen to get everything situated though. I don't see LaunchPad on a big iMac or Mac Pro with 30" being very useful.
     
  11. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    From what I've read, you used to be able to remove apps from Launchpad, but they removed that capability for some reason (in DP4 if I remember correctly).
     
  12. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think that removing icons was a feature. Rather, it was a glitch. As I recall, the protocol for removing an icon was somewhat cryptic. If it was, in fact, a built in feature, then it was poorly implemented.
     

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