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jameslee88 Level 1 Level 1

HI - I've seen various comments on how to do this. I've tried to go into the folder, double click on the name (normally untitled) but it won't allow me to rename.


Anyone know how you rename folders in launchpad ?

Solved by Munoz on Jul 20, 2011 11:02 AM Solved

etresoft's solution worked for me. I quit the Dock from Activity Monitor and now I can rename Launchpad folders. (I tested on a guest account first and discovered that it was working over there already.)

  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4

    Open the folder in Launchpad, then double tap on it's name. You can then rename it.

  • jameslee88 Level 1 Level 1

    nope!! i can't double click it.... doesn't work for me , anyone else with this bug ?

  • enjoijla Level 1 Level 1

    Once you've created a folder, click the folder in launchpad. From there you can single click the name to edit. Hopefully that works

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9

    It's not a bug, you shouldn't change the name of an application.

    It will lose its file associations and not be recognizable for update.


    If that's what you want create a Stack in Dock and rename the aliases.

  • Nathan Miah Level 1 Level 1

    Click and hold on the folder and it should start to jiggle around. Click on the folder again and it will open. Then click on the name of the folder and you will then be able to change it

  • jameslee88 Level 1 Level 1

    Nope - none of these work. I dont want to rename the application. just the folder in launchpad.  I am starting to think there's a bug here. Are you guys on a Beta on the version released today ?

  • Nathan Miah Level 1 Level 1

    jameslee88, I have just performed my method before posting this very post. Click and hold the folder in Launchpad until they start to jiggle around. Then click the folder and the folder will open. The name of the folder will then be displayed in the upper left in white writing. Click it, wait a second, and then the text will become editable and you can rename it to whatever you would like. I am using the final version that was released today. I have renamed many folders using this method since installing Lion a couple of hours ago.

  • jameslee88 Level 1 Level 1

    thanks Nathan. I've now tried every way possible and double clicking or single clicking the folder name has no effect on my machine,

  • jakehancock Level 1 Level 1

    Having the same issue. I was able to rename one that had already existed (automatically created by launchpad) - but any folders that I made myself by dragging icons defaulted to names like "Social Networking" and "Untitled" - neither of which was what i wanted, and neither of which was i able to change.

  • Munoz Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem. Either in standard mode or jiggle mode, clicking or double clicking on the folder name does nothing.

  • wa4cbg Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same issue. I cannot rename any of the folders with any of the above methods... ! I have a bunch of folders with UNTITLED now/ :-)

  • frustré Level 1 Level 1

    Same here, just cannot rename folders.  I've tried all the suggested idea.  Operating a Macbook pro, 3.06 intel core duo

  • lovely10987 Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having the same problem. I can't change the folder and I have a bunch of "untitled" folders.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7

    First try to create a new account and see if you have the same problem there. If not, it is likely just a preferences problem. First try quitting the Dock from Activity Monitor. It should start right back up again. If that doesn't fix it, go into ~/Library/Application Support/Dock and delete all the DB files. You should probably quit the Dock again or, even better, log out and back in.


    You will have to type ⌘ G in the Finder and type "~/Library/Application Support/Dock" to get to that folder. Bummer Apple, it sure didn't take long to have to unhide the Library foolder, eh?

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