Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 8:29 AM (in response to the0pticnerve)
Yes, I've used that and it's great; personally, I don't like it if I have to use more than one click for often used apps or files. I'm still grumbling about the fact that I need to hit Command while opening a folder in the dock in order to get column view (which is the only thing I use) - one simple click used to open such a folder before they came up with stacks, etc. Here is a screenshot of my dock:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to Kenneth Collins1)
Thanks - I have it set to show as list - column view is not available unless I then choose open in Finder to get what (and the only thing) I want: a Finder window in column view; so I still have to Command + ciick. Either way, it's two clicks rather than the old one click feature.
FWIW, when Launchpad first appeared, I sent in a bug report/feature request to a) be able to adjust the icon sizes and b) be easily user controllable.......Apple's answer: it is working as designed. Okay then! As I later realized, it appeared to be the first of the Mac OS > iOS fusion features.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to Kenneth Collins1)
It happened to me once. The search bar would not register typed letters. A log out/in solved the issue.
I also prefer to launch applications through spotlight for which I have se the shortcut fn + F1
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 8:30 AM (in response to Kenneth Collins1)
For some people (not for me though) the following seems to have helped:
open a terminal, and type
Note that this will delete any personalized keyboard shortcuts. It didn't work for me. My Launchpad typing still doesn't work, and none of the suggestions have solved the issue so far.
To all the comments here like "why would you use it?" or, "try this, I haven't had the problem myself but I thought I tell you something anyway" - not helpful. If something doesn't work on my Mac, I have a hard enough time with our IT people telling me "why would you want to use a Mac anyway?"
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2013 8:41 PM (in response to 2Borno2B)
I can not type in the Launchpad, I can not filter apps and can not rename a new folder.
I deleted the application database (sqlite3 file *.db) in folder /Users/myuser/Library/Application Support/Dock
and then execute "sudo killall Dock" and rebuild Launchpad but... the problem persists, I find no solution Any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2013 5:30 AM (in response to dfigallo)
Here is a solution:
- Go to Titanium Software
They have three free, very high-quality untilities called Deeper, Maintenance, and Onyx.
- Click on Downloads on the bar at the top
- Download the version of Maintenance for your operating system. It is free.
- Run Maintenance.
- Check everything under the Maintenance and Cleaning headings
- Uncheck everything under the Rebuild heading (not needed for this purpose)
- Click Execute
When it is finished, restart the computer as it suggests. The problem should be gone for a few months. When it comes back, run Maintenance again.
- Go to Titanium Software
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to Kenneth Collins1)
yeah, but that's like taking a sledgehammer to a walnut.
This command in Terminal will cause Launchpad to reinitialize as if from birth...
rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db; killall Dock
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 8:19 AM (in response to Kenneth Collins1)
Try pressing Command + Space Bar while Launchpad is running.
I was having this problem after upgrading to Mavericks on a Macbook Pro Retina, and this just fixed it for me. After I close launchpad and open it again, I can search normally by just typing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to Coty Condry)
i have 13' retinal late October model
after creating additional profile for my girlfriend i noticed that i can type in launchpad restart helps but not long
Try pressing Command + Space Bar while Launchpad is running. fixed the problem , lets see how long its going to last
thanks Coty Condry for the tip