One of the hallmark user features in OS X Lion is the iOS-like Launchpad. From the Launchpad, you can view, open, organize, and manage all of your Mac apps just like the iPhone and iPad.
While some may love Launchpad, many have voiced complaints over the confusing nature of how Launchpad handles Mac apps. In this post, we’ll show you how to completely clean out your Launchpad and start over.
When you delete an app from the Mac App Store in Launchpad, you delete it completely from your machine. Apps that are downloaded from the Mac App Store can always be easily re-installed, but that’s still an issue if you’re trying to clean out your busy Launchpad.
What’s even more confusing is that non-Mac App Store apps cannot be deleted from Lion’s Launchpad. That means one thing for the end user: confusion.
If you’ve got an overwhelming amount of app icons glaring at you from your Launchpad, then we’ve got just the trick for you. The following method will totally nuke your Launchpad clean of all app icons.
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How to Nuke Lion’s Launchpad and Start Over | Cult of Mac.