Lecter.org

Web Lecter.org
forum tech live tribe humor hearticles portfolio fotos new linkage

Go Back   Lecter.org > Gaming > Computers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2012, 06:37 PM   #1
Lecter
Admin
 
Lecter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,594
Lecter is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to Lecter Send a message via AIM to Lecter Send a message via MSN to Lecter Send a message via Yahoo to Lecter
Clean out Launchpad

You could manually remove entries from Launchpad while it's onscreen by holding down the Option key and clicking on the jiggling apps. But that won't work on stock Apple apps, which seem permanently affixed to Launchpad’s surface. And it's a laborious process if you have a lot of apps.

But there is a way to empty Launchpad completely—removing even Apple's own apps. The crux of this trick is wiping out the contents of the database Lion uses to know what goes where in Launchpad. To do so, launch Terminal (which, as always, is in /Applications/Utilities) and paste in this sequence of commands at the command line:

sqlite3 ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db "DELETE from apps; DELETE from groups WHERE title<>''; DELETE from items WHERE rowid>2;"; Killall Dock

Now, open Launchpad again. It’ll be as blank as the faces on those guys in Apple’s 1984 commercial. Of course, if you purchase an app from the Mac App Store, its icon will show up in your newly naked Launchpad.

Getting the apps you want back into Launchpad is simple: You can just drag the apps you’d like to add directly onto Launchpad’s Dock icon. (Merely dragging icons onto the Launchpad icon in the Finder won't work; you must drag onto the Dock icon.)

Miss the old, overstuffed Launchpad? You can get it back by forcing Lion to rebuild your Launchpad database with this Terminal command:

rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db; killall Dock
Lecter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to clean a shower head with vinegar Lecter Thoughts 0 09-29-2008 03:52 PM
Clean install workaround for Vista upgrade Lecter Computers 0 02-07-2007 04:53 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:18 PM.