Remove Apps from Launchpad?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Broric, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Broric macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2009
    I read that cmd+alt+ctrl would remove apps from launchpad but when holding them the icons all start to shake but clicking one just opens the app rather than removing it...

    What am I doing wrong?
  2. ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Drag them to the trash.

    EDIT. Only works with some apps. odd...
  3. Broric thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2009
    Won't that delete the apps?

    I want to just remove them from launchpad.
  4. mattpicc macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Removing old version core apps

    I was fortunate enough to find this gem.

    It worked. I went to my finder/applications folder and noticed that there were in fact duplicates. I checked the info on both versions and then just deleted the older one. The launchpad automatically updated itself!

    Note: I did this for duplicate apps.
  5. ShadowZephyr macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2011
    Unfortunately, AFAIK there is no way to remove non-App Store apps in Launchpad. Holding option on Launchpad gives you the wiggle mode and a little x on the app store icons to remove them.

    I fully expect this to be fixed in 10.7.1. There is a way to do it, but it's a real pain in the ass. You can go in and edit the db file that Launchpad stores it's icons in, but they come back when you add a new app to the applications folder :(
  6. sandylp, Jul 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011

    sandylp macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2004
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Just found the answer on the Apple forum. If you open Finder, click on Applications, there should be a folder labeled Applications in there. These are all the applications that were in Snow Leopard. I guess it was put there by the installer. After you drag it to the trash and reboot, Launchpad will no longer show any duplicates. Anyway, it worked for me.
  7. Broric thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2009

    That's pretty rubbish :-(

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