Launchpad: It's More Useful Than You've Been Told

LaunchPad is a useful tool on your Mac for launching and switching to apps. It can be the fastest way to launch any app, and also allows you to organize them as you like. Learn some tips and tricks for using LaunchPad.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Launchpad: It's More Useful Than You've Been Told”

    Joe M
    7 months ago

    Great video and very helpful with the Launchpad.

    Jeff W
    7 months ago

    At 4:30 in the video Gary accidentally refers to Launchpad as "Spotlight".

    Karen Brown
    7 months ago

    I don't know what I'm getting wrong, but I cannot get the terminal commands to work to create more rows, columns. I've tried it a couple of times with the same results. Did a screen capture of your entries, so I'm sure I'm entering the correct commands:
    karenbrown@Karens-iMac ~ % write com.apple.dock springboard-rows -int 7
    usage: write user [tty]
    karenbrown@Karens-iMac ~ % killAll Dock
    karenbrown@Karens-iMac ~ % write com.apple.dock springboard-columns -int 9

    7 months ago

    Karen: Looks like you forgot a whole word at the beginning: defaults. It is:
    defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-rows -int 7

    David
    7 months ago

    Very instructive video as always Gary. How can I get Launchpad on my Dock? I used the terminal script to reset it but the icon did not appear in the dock

    7 months ago

    David: It should be there by default. If you removed it, then go to your main Applications folder and drag and drop LaunchPad to the Dock just like you would add any other app to the Dock.

    David
    7 months ago

    Thanks Gary. For some reason I had it in my head that there was something different that I had to do

    Peter
    7 months ago

    A most valuable video with refreshing ideas and perspectives Gary, Thank you❗️

    Suzanne
    4 months ago

    Another very useful video. Thank you for making my Mac life more efficient.

    S Keene
    2 months ago

    It would be far more useful if Launchpad simply listed apps in alphabetical order as QuickApps used to - clicked from top menu bar. Alas no longer works with later OS's

    2 months ago

    S Keene: You can click and hold LaunchPad in the Dock and get an alphabetical list.

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