no search function in Launchpad...

fisherking

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i've lost the ability to search when Launchpad is open...

am used to doing a 4-finger swipe, then typing a name of an app (my most-used apps are there on the default page).

i've tried resetting the dock in terminal. deleting the Dock folder (from App support in user prefs).

logging out, in.

rebooting.

any ideas, anyone? i DID recently uninstall Xcode (which i thought i would use, and wound up NOT using), but not aware of any other changes...
 

fisherking

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thanks rev...will try that (and report back).
will try almost ANYTHING at this point (hoping not to have to reinstall OS...)
 

fisherking

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not it... :(

rebooted. reloaded the dock again. still no access to the search window in launchpad...

anything else to try?
 

DeltaMac

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That was awfully quick. Are you sure you let Spotlight complete its indexing?
I agree. It is not likely that the reindex would complete in only 35 minutes.
Although, I suppose if you have an SSD, that might go fairly quickly. With a hard drive, at least an hour or two, maybe longer.
 

fisherking

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I agree. It is not likely that the reindex would complete in only 35 minutes.
Although, I suppose if you have an SSD, that might go fairly quickly. With a hard drive, at least an hour or two, maybe longer.
256G SSD, about 130GB used. 35 minutes! (mostly work in Logic X, with audio files and older projects stored on external drives...).
 

fisherking

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still can't get this working. have tried all sorts of things (i've been googling the issue).

last call: anyone? (or...i live with it, or reinstall the os...)