Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2013 4:26 PM (in response to oharamj)
You could just leave the Applications folder open on the Desktop.
You could add the Applications folder to the Dock and show users how to click on that icon.
You could put an alias to LaunchPad at the bottom, center of the Desktop and they could double-click that kind of like the Home button.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2013 6:32 PM (in response to Barney-15E)
That seems a bit harsh.
Consider that the whole point of LaunchPad is to provide an iOS style desktop. That Apple has incorporated almost the same functionality as iOS provides with regard to moving apps into folders, deleting apps, rearranging apps and launching apps. Yes, it's OS X but Apple has created this interface and all I'm suggesting is it would help to have some way to finish the job.
I just saw on LifeHacker a new application called TaskBoard which brings to the Mac the functionality of the iOS multitasking tray. This was followed by six comments from folks with sarcastic responses like yours.
I would still like to know if this is something that can be scripted or otherwise implemented.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2013 6:37 PM (in response to oharamj)
There isn't a way to do anything you want. You may not like it, but that doesn't change the fact that the "feature" does not exist.
You can provide feedback to Apple here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
If you consider a truthful response sarcastic, you should grow a thicker skin.