8/28/11
8:49 am

Forum Question: Double icon of the same application in Launchpad.

I recently noticed that the “Skype” icon exists twice in the Launchpad screen. The only thing that I remember doing recently regarding this app, is downloading & installing the last update.
Could this be the reason behind the double icon?
Is there any way to fix it?
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Jim

Comments: 12 Responses to “Double icon of the same application in Launchpad.”

    8/28/11 @ 1:34 pm

    You must have two versions of Skype installed. Look in your applications folder. They might both be there, or one might be inside a subfolder. Figure out which one you want to keep — probably the most recent — and then delete the other.

      Richard Fuhr
      8/28/11 @ 9:48 pm

      I noticed the same thing, two Skype icons in Launchpad. When I ran each of them and selected About Skype” they displayed the same version number.

      Oddly enough, when I looked inside my Applications folder, there was only one occurrence of Skype.app (and I couldn’t see any subfolders containing Skype). Searching via Spotlight only turned up one occurrence, as did the command “mdfind Skype.app”

        8/28/11 @ 10:39 pm

        How about this: Launch both versions. Then look in your Dock and you should see both running. Control+Click on each one and choose Options, Show In Finder. This will show you where each one resides.

          Jim
          8/29/11 @ 6:54 am

          After clicking each one of the two “Launchpad” icons, I see only one “Skype” icon on my dock. Moreover, my Applications Folder contains only one icon, as Mr. Fuhr mentioned before. What about now?

            8/29/11 @ 6:59 am

            Perhaps you have an alias to the same application somewhere? You might just have to do a file-by-file search in your Applications folder. Also check your local user/Applications folder too.

              Jim
              8/29/11 @ 7:09 am

              Thanks guys! I’ll try your advices & I’ll let you know…

    Dave
    8/28/11 @ 7:56 pm

    Agree with Gary. Had same situation with Adobe Reader. My system (MacBook Pro/Lion) still had/has the old one, but knows to run the newest. Click and drag the older version icon to “Trash” — and don’t worry about it until you run out of gigabytes or have a fetish about “I don’t want this older version lurking on my drive” – in which case – uninstall *all* Skype versions, then re-download. It’s either “free” – or you have a password for upgraded (toll) version(s).

    Jimmy
    9/30/11 @ 9:09 pm

    I figured out at way!

    From you applications folder, put Skype in the Trash. Then, open up your Trash, control-click Skype and select “Put Back”. Close the finder and open launchpad. You should now have only one Skype icon.

      Matt
      10/9/11 @ 6:59 pm

      Thanks Jimmy! This worked for me :)

    Bailey
    10/21/11 @ 8:46 am

    Worked for me as well! Thanks!

    mark
    12/7/11 @ 11:45 am

    thanks jimmy! brill.

    Gary
    1/21/13 @ 3:11 pm

    It worked for me too

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