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  • Kenneth Collins1 Level 1 Level 1

    A very good idea. I love new things and I like to try them out. I do not like stupid things, but I can only identify them by trying them out. The limitations of launchpad are legion. People who like launchpad might find it useful to know what they are.


    Launchpad Control mostly works. However, Lion won't let me rename Launchpad folders, and Launchpad Control isn't designed to make up for othat flaw.

  • karenjk Level 1 Level 1

    Don't want to overstep here. You're obviously a smart guy.  But, you can rename folders.  Move one icon on top of another to make a folder.  Then you can name it whatever you wish. 

  • CarltonBanks Level 1 Level 1

    I think* when you login as standard user and non admin, remaining doesn't work right.


    Cause I notice with my other account I made renaming works fine but on my current setup, renaming does not work. I don't know. Why... Only difference I see if that one account is standard user and the other is admin


    Granted I did not test out this little theroy yet.



    I repaired disk permissions for now, have not tried to rename yet, as it repaired a lot of things in the disk permissions repair and I gotta get back to work.

  • karenjk Level 1 Level 1

    Are you seeing the app in System Preferences?  Anyway, sure hope you get some peace about this.  I'm fairly new to the Mac after using PC's for years, so lots to learn. 

  • Kenneth Collins1 Level 1 Level 1

    You said, "Move one icon on top of another to make a folder. Then name it."


    That's the way it is supposed to work, and that's the way it used to work, but it doesn't work any more. Some of the people in this discussion don't know how to do it, others do know how to do it but it doesn't work. I'm in that second group.


    I just discovered that LaunchPad controller allows me to rename folders. I'm giving it another shot, I deleted all the files in the Dock preferneces, but so far, after some time passes and I use LaunchPad, the icons come up in a different order. This "feature" requires settings that got left out. It is time consuming, tedious, limited, and I can't figure out why it exists. All they had to do was put Finder's Cmd Shift A on a function key.The sole advantage to LaunchPad is that it pretends the Mac is an iPad. Which it is not.


    Organizing files and folders in LaunchPad is very tedious and time consuming, and it doesn't allow subfolders. I have three folders named Tools (This Kind), Utilities (That King), and Uitlities (Some other Kind). It would be much easier if those were subfolders in a file called Tools. If they have the feature, other people can ignore it, but if they don't have the feature, I can't use it no matter how much I need it.

  • Kenneth Collins1 Level 1 Level 1

    I am an admin user and I still can't rename LaunchPad "folders."


    We all have the same identical Lion. If a solution works for some people but not others, and they are all doing it right, it's likely to be a bug.

  • karenjk Level 1 Level 1

    When you know what you want to do, especially if it used to work, it is frustrating.  Maybe you are trying to be TOO organized!  My rec, at this point, is to take a deep breath and see what's in the fridge for supper!

  • NSR510 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi All,


    First of its very easy to rename the folder in Launchpad.


    As all above replied mentioned, hold down the apps and its will jiggling. Drag over the other apps and its will auto create a new folder. And HOW TO RENAME it to whatever you like?


    While the icon start jiggling (means in a folder you wanna to rename it) just POINT OVER your CURSOR to the folder name in upper left.. then WALLA.... Its DONE!!..

  • smkralik Level 1 Level 1







    Log into whichever users have this problem, go up to Finder status bar, click on "Go," open the menu and hold the Option key down; Click on "Library" for an alternate Library window. Delete the "Dock" folder. Log out of all users and restart.




    I would assume that you want user accounts to be a minimum of "Standard" or "Admin" for this to work properly.


    If you have followed these instructions (past deleting the dock folder) with no improvement, then you might be out of luck. This method works only one time per user, and I don't believe backing up your dock folder will help anything.


    If all goes well, your icons in Launchpad will be back to default placement, but all problems should be completely gone.



    Call David Simpson (1.887.416.5271 ext 2545) at Apple, or email him at for more help. You can refer to my case number (340145766) with my name (Stephen Michael K.) if you wish.





    P.S. This is an issue in Mac OS X Lion... AND in Mac OS X Mountain Lion, and should be the solution for both cases.

  • stayingaliveuk Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Everyone


    I think I have solved it. Very simple indeed.


    1. Open launchpad
    2. Open folder
    3. Place cursor over title
    4. Hold down CMD key
    5. Click once on mouse on trackpad
    6. Replace text
    7. Simples...



  • MarkPMed Level 1 Level 1

    Thank You !

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