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jedo1 Level 1 (0 points)

I hold down the mouse button on an app, the screen shakes, but no black "X's" appear. There must be 80 apps in my launchpad, but not one of them has a black "X."


I hope there's a solution, because if I can't streamline Launchpad, it will be the most useless feature on Lion.

  • zachs Level 2 (155 points)

    Unfortunately, only apps purchased from the Mac App Store can be removed from Launchpad.

  • Sjazbec Level 4 (1,670 points)

    it works , but only for the apps that you have bought via AppStore, not for "3rd party" apps ( that includes Apples ilife,iwork and aperture if they were installed from DVDs ) .

  • baccalad Level 1 (35 points)

    It's probably something Apple should/will pick up on, possibly send a suggestion to them?

  • jedo1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So basically, upon installation, Lion scours my hardrive for a bunch of apps that I've accumulated over the years, forgotten about, throws them permanently onto Launchpad, and prevents me from removing them.


    That is utterly asinine. I'll definitely send a suggestion. They absolutely need to address this for the feature to be useful.

  • baccalad Level 1 (35 points)
  • disconnekt Level 3 (510 points)

    Wow, I totally agree. I have 4 pages of apps appearing in launcher, only about 25% of which I'd like to see when I click on it. Not being able to omit apps from launcher is riDICulous.

  • Joss541 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can actually delete the apps from the launchpad.

    You first have to delete it from the Application menu in the finder, or simply drag it from there to the trash, and get it empty.

    Then, go back to the launchpad, try to launch the app you just deleted, it will put a "?" on it. THEN you can drag it from the launchpad to the trash...


    Quite a HASSLE to delete an app... that's the only way I found. If anyone has an easier way, please keep me informed

  • huggs2 Level 1 (100 points)

    Thats the only way i could delete apps too from launchpad.I deleted about 12 apps this way but for me most of them disapeared from launchpad except 2 but as you say when i clicked on them i got a big question mark where upon i could drag the icon to the trash. i also do not get the "X" on the icons when i press and hold to make them jiggle. Another problem is if there is a long name under the icon in launchpad it is shortened as normal but when you put your cursor over it does not expand telling you what exactly it is.

  • sgginc Level 3 (665 points)

    Launchpad is unusable if you have lots of applications.


    I have 100+ items listed on 8 pages have no idea what many of them are.

    Lots of duplicates too.


    Thanks ... Ken

  • Joss541 Level 1 (0 points)

    You're absolutely right, as someone said you can't get the cross over the jiggling app if you didn't get it from the Mac App Store.

    Test it, try to get a free app from there (like Twitter), and delete it. You'll get your cross


    I personnaly haven't buy Lion for this launchpad, so I'm not too disapointed, but I understand it can be frustrating...

  • huggs2 Level 1 (100 points)

    Just confirmed that thanks.

  • bcellis Level 1 (0 points)

    Until this gets fixed, I'm stuffing all the unwanted icons into a container, and keeping it on a separate Launchpad page.  At least that tidies things up a bit!

  • sgginc Level 3 (665 points)

    Please share the secret on how to create a container.


    Thanks ... Ken

  • Boondah Level 1 (0 points)

    Another forum thought the duplicaes might be due to Alias, but I haven't found this to be the case.  I did have some pps where I had an old version and a new one but two icons for photo booth - come - on....

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