Removing Apps from Launchpad

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  1. vodouman macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    Just installed Things.app and it has made a duplicate on my Launchpad, looks stupid and it's annoying me. I tried to use AppZapper to get rid of it, I then reset and one of the logos remained anyway :/

    Any ideas?

    - Vodouman
     

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  2. RobT macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Use the command in Terminal:

    sudo rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db

    Then run the command in Terminal:

    sudo killall Dock



    If that doesn't help, uninstall Things, run the above conmands, then reinstall Things.
     
  3. vodouman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your response! Would you mind explaining to me what the command does so that I can learn something?

    - Vodouman
     
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    Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    You're removing the .db file because this is where the layout of the Launchpad icons are stored and restarting the Dock (Launchpad is part of the Dock App) so the .db file gets re-created and re-loaded.


    Note that since you're working with your own (and not system) files, the "sudo" at the start of these commands was not really necessary.
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  6. vodouman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Massive thanks to all of you for helping me with that (the person providing the solution and the bloke who explained the Terminal commands).

    Fixed my problem and also re-arranged them in alphabetical order, brilliant :)
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's because in most cases, app removal software such as AppZapper doesn't do a thorough job of deleting files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     

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