Removing Items from Launchpad

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

  1. SSVicious macrumors member

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    Hi. I searched the web and found that everyone said to hold control-alt/option-command and left click on an icon in launchpad to remove it. It doesn't work for me.

    Some icons show an x and I can delete them. All of the icons shake, kind of like in iOS. But I can't get rid of all these dumb programs I don't want in launchpad.

    What gives?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    If release candidate is same as GM then you can not remove them from Launchpad. (bug)
     
  3. ddavault macrumors newbie

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    I just moved the ones that wouldn't delete into a folder that I will never access. Of course this works until I fill the folder.
     
  4. SSVicious thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow... for something touted as one of the big features of Lion, how could they overlook this bug. I am actually quite disappointed.... it was one of the few features of Lion that I was really looking forward to, because I like the layout of iOS on my iPad.

    So not cool... especially when launchpad picks up a bunch of programs that aren't even supposed to be there.
     
  5. sandylp macrumors regular

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    I just found the solution on the Apple forum. Go to Finder/Applications and there will be another folder in there called Applications. These are all the applications that were on Snow Leopard that the installer put into a folder. Once you put that folder in the trash and reboot, there won't be any more duplicates in Launchpad.
     
  6. SSVicious thread starter macrumors member

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    My applications folder does't have another applications folder. This BS sucks. I hate Lion. I want to shoot it.
     
  7. renegaderon macrumors newbie

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    Wow that worked great!! Thanks
     
  8. SSVicious thread starter macrumors member

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    I just wanna delete this crap from launchpad. I don't want all of these stupid apps (ie. every single update of world of warcraft, wtf)
     
  9. renegaderon macrumors newbie

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    I deleted the Application folder under my user name.
     
  10. CalTex macrumors newbie

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    I had my apps in folders and now I ended up with one version of the software in a folder and the other in the main applications folder, now I am just waiting for the firs lion upgrade. lol :cool:
     
  11. ConnYoungy macrumors 6502a

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    Slightly off topic but i didn't want to start a new thread:

    Does anyone else feel like the launchpad icons could have been a little smaller to fit more into one page!? plus they're seriously spaced out
     
  12. Mere macrumors newbie

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    LaunchpadCleaner 2

    Guys, check out LaunchpadCleaner 2, the Missing Apple Launchpad Manager! :)
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  13. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for sharing, i'll try it now and give my feedback.
     

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