Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 2:24 PM (in response to Donusko)
You could try resetting LaunchPad by deleting the file that is in your user/Library/Application Support/Dock
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 2:38 PM (in response to Donusko)
There are multiple screens on the launch pad, newly installed programs are on the second screen. Just swipe to the left to see the second screen
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 3:20 PM (in response to tinny92)
That was the missing bit of information I did not have. I wonder how many others think they have a problem and do not? Thank you very much - now I have to organize things.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 6:36 AM (in response to Thebestplacehere)
I followed these steps in order to reset the launchpad. Is this correct?
- cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock
- rm *.db
- killall Dock
Moreover I realised that the apps listed on the second screen are the ones not belonging to apple (Xlite, VLC, ecc...). The problem is that there are at lest other 5-6 non apple apps that are not listed at all in the launchpad (e.g cyberduck, chicken of the vnc, dropbox, doubletwist, ...)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 6:39 AM (in response to MDR50)
No, that's not true. It picks up all kinds of 3rd party apps, and apparently at random. Why would anyone want to waste their time with this, in the state that it's in? There is no fix now.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 10:46 AM (in response to coocooforcocoapuffs)
Maybe I found the reason why not all the apps are listed in the launchpad:
If you run the utilites "system information" and check the section Software -> applications then you will see the list of ALL the apps installed on your mac. It seems that all the apps with kind = "Universal" are not listed in the launchpad. Is it correct ?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 5:01 PM (in response to Mino77)
I don't know why, but Apple has been keeping us supplied with QuickTime 7 for several years now. For one thing, it dies so much more. Maybe because I paid the reg fee years ago for "Pro" ... but open it and see what you've got. Mine can do Save As and record and edit and all sorts of other things.
And it does intall in Utilities. Same as Snow Leopard.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 9:49 PM (in response to Donusko)
u just drag an app from the applications folder onto the launch pad dock icon. easy.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 8:34 AM (in response to Escuincle)
I see that any non-Apple application you install in Utilities is never scanned. Even dragging it onto the Launchpad icon in the Dock won't make it create an icon. I like to put utilities like Carbon Copy Cloner there (they are utilities, after all!) and they never show up. Also, XQuartz flat out installs itself into Utilities (since it is an X11 replacement and that is where the original X11 application goes). XQuartz never shows up in Launchpad, either.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 8:31 AM (in response to Donusko)
try putting it in launchpad, drag to the launchpad icon
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 8:32 AM (in response to humorzo)
If you have QuickTime 7, it is because you already had it installed in Snow Leopard when you did the Lion upgrade. I did a clean install from a USB boot disk I made with Disk Utility and I don't have QuickTime 7 installed.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 8:48 AM (in response to jzuena)
Any application dragged to the icon will go onto launchpad. If it comes from the Utilities folder it will be placed in a box called Utilities automagically. That's what it does on all the machines here. If not working on yours, I recommend following the procedure documented here and elsewhere to flush the launchpad DB and start over. Good luck.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2011 2:19 PM (in response to tinny92)
OH MY gosh- thank you. I thought 1/2 mine were missing too- I'm such a newb!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2011 4:09 AM (in response to tinny92)
That is the problem for me, it creates more work...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2011 3:54 PM (in response to coocooforcocoapuffs)
Seems that this is not always right. In my Applications folder is among others Amnesia. It doesn't show up in Launchpad, not even if I drag the app from the Applications folder to the Launchpad icon in the dock. Launchpad seems to not accept Amnesia.