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  • 30. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    smile70tomsk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it is really works in my iMac 2009

  • 31. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,265 points)

    Or just move them to page 2.

  • 32. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)

    That's what I said!  Move them to another screen.

  • 33. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    sakiv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Nathan, it worked for me...

     

    What a fool I am...Lion has similar functionality to iOS, I should have thought it thru...I struggled for hours to do that...thanks once again.

  • 34. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    ICYY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "quit the dock" works for me

  • 35. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    Dave Maher Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Thanks, that was driving me nuts

  • 36. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    varvarafrommoscow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Opening folder in Launchpad and than clicking on its name works perfectly, thank you.

  • 37. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    CarltonBanks Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    silentsun wrote:

     

    Tried all the suggestions above and I still can't edit the name in my main account. However, editing works fine in the other accounts. Could there be some other preference file that needs deleted?

     

    Same here. tried to delete the application support/ dock files from the libarary.

     

    retarted dock by ending the process... says rebuilding applications... and then still doesnt let me rename.

     

    even reinstalled lion from stratch restored by user files with time machine and migration assistant

     

    still not working for me. works fine when i try other accounts i have on this computer, so it seems to be some other file i should try and delete ?

  • 38. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    mjepson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was struggling with this too, at first it worked, but today for some reason I could not change the name of a new folder I had created.

    Quitting the "Dock" process (using Activity Monitor) fixed it for me. Thanks!

  • 39. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    Ste_L Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    CarltonBanks wrote:

     

    silentsun wrote:

     

    Tried all the suggestions above and I still can't edit the name in my main account. However, editing works fine in the other accounts. Could there be some other preference file that needs deleted?

     

    Same here. tried to delete the application support/ dock files from the libarary.

     

    retarted dock by ending the process... says rebuilding applications... and then still doesnt let me rename.

     

    even reinstalled lion from stratch restored by user files with time machine and migration assistant

     

    still not working for me. works fine when i try other accounts i have on this computer, so it seems to be some other file i should try and delete ?

     

    The same is happening for me, its works prefectly on another account, but not mine..

    mine is an Administrator account, but the other isnt?

  • 40. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    Kenneth Collins1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    This is the dumbest feature that anyone ever added to an operating system. Who fell and hit their head?

     

    1. Launchpad displays every single executable on my computer in random order.

     

    2. Launchpad has no option to arrange the icons automatically (such as in alphabetical order), as in a Finder folder. I have to put the programs in order manually. MANUALLY.

     

    3. Launchpad makes me inspect all the icons visually to find the one I want. I can't begin typing the name, as in the Applications folder. It takes longer to find an appliction in Launchpad than in the Applications folder.

     

    3. There is no option to hide applications. I have to look at 9 Adobe uninstall uninstally utilities with identical icons.

     

    4. To Launchpad, the uninstall utilities, which I will use once in my lifetime, has the same rank as my word processor, which I use five times a day.

     

    5. File names are inappropriate: If I group 9 files all beginning with "uninstall" the folder is automatically named "Graphics & Design"

  • 41. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    CarltonBanks Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Kenneth...

     

    Errr.. Ya well from what I have seen in mountain lion dev preview.

     

     

    All your issues are resolved in the new version.

     

     

    So faith should be restored soon.

  • 42. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    Kenneth Collins1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    CarltonBanks

     

    It was a much longer post, but support went down when I tried to submit it. Here's what was lost:

     

    • There is no way to sync Launchpad between computers. If I have more than one computer, I have to put them side-by-side and arrange them manually.
    • Since I can only sync Launchpad manually, if they aren't in order, I have to look a long time to find the icon I want.
    • I only have 30 years to live. I want to do things other than organize Launchpad.
    • Launchpad includes applications that only other applications run, Why do I need six identical icons for "naib," which I will never run in my lifetime? Why do I need to see them at all?
    • If an icon has a long name, Launchpad doesn't display the whole name, and I can't hover the mouse over the icon to reveal it.
    • Launchpad is redundant. Pressing Shift-Cmd-A in the Finder is easier and quicker
    • Sometimes icons escape their folders, and new folders appear that I don't want
    • Because Launchpad has no Quicklook, hovering the mouse over the folder does not reveal its contents
    • Because Launchpad has no Quicklook, I can't put more than nine items in a folder if I want to see what is in the folder without opening it.
    • Because Launchpad has no Quicklook, the icons in the folder icon are too small.
    • There is no organize mode, so I cannot cmd-click or lasso icons to move more than one at a time.
    • There is no organize mode, so It is too easy to launch a program by mistake.
    • There is no organize mode, so It is too easy to drop out of Launchpad by mistake.
    • Icons squiggle and fly all over the screen, organizing them is a frustrating video game. I want to organize icons, not test my hand-eye coordination.
    • I cannot resize the icons, like I can in the Applications folder.
    • The folders are not hierarchical. Launchpad can have too many top-level folders. I can't create a folder "Tools" containing seldom-used applications grouped in subfolders by type.
    • The Mac is not an iPhone. One size does not fit all, and Launchpad proves it.
    • Launchpad may be an exception, but the general rule holds: Porting a feature from one device to a device where it is inappropriate, results in usability issues and frustrated customers.
  • 43. Re: Rename Folders in Launchpad in Lion
    itsDe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's a thought - Don't use Launchpad, delete it from your dock and forget it exists if it is unworthy of your grace.

     

    Some people love it, some people hate it. Like anything new.

     

    When developing - continuity is of great importance these days.  Apple is going for the same experience across all there devices, thus making the learning curve very small across all devices. Continuity.