4 Ways To Delete Apps From LaunchPad on Mac
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LaunchPad is the iOS application that comes as per-installed in Mac OS X Loin. Basically the launchpad in mac was used to start application the user starts the application by single click to its icon. According to the apple, LaunchPad its designed to replace springboard interface in OS.
In this article, I will show tutorials first how to delete particular app from launchpad in mac and second is how to delete all apps from launchpad.
Deleting Selected App From Launchpad on Mac
So, first of all we going to discuss how you can easily remove per apps from launchpad on your mac.
But I’ve to tell you there is three method from which you can delete app from launchpad 1 ) Using LaunchPad 2 ) Command Line 3 ) Using Finder
Delete One App at a Time Using Launchpad
To delete one selected app from launchpad on your mac using a launchpad.
Click and Hold down the con until all icons start jiggling.
Click on ‘X’ button shown in upper left side of corner of the icons that you want to delete.
However you can only delete apps that installed form Mac App Store. Which means if you want to delete an app from your mac that not installed from Mac App Store you’ve to use command line to remove it that given below.
Delete Selected on Launchpad Using Command Line
So, to delete app that not installed from Mac App Store you’ve to use command lines on terminal.
First launch the Terminal and enter the given following command line. But replace the ”NAME OF APP” with the name of application you want to delete.
sqlite3 ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*.db “DELETE from apps WHERE title=’NAME OF APP ‘;” && killall Dock
Deleting App on Launchpad Using Finder
To delete app from launchpad you can also used finder application. If both above don’t work for you.
1. Run the app from Launchpad
2. Right Click on the app you want to delete on Dock
3. Now choose the Options > Show in Finder
4. You can also delete the app.
Delete All Apps From Launchpad Using Terminal
You can delete all apps from launchpad and give a fresh start and can installed your favorite apps on launchpad and lot more.
Launch the Terminal
Enter the given following command line
sqlite3 ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*.db “DELETE from apps; DELETE from groups WHERE title”; DELETE from items WHERE rowid>2;”; killall Dock
Note that one you delete the apps they can’t be recover. So first of all check the your mac launchpad and then format the launchpad.