How do I remove apps from the LaunchPad?

in macOS edited January 2014
I just upgraded to OS X Lion last night and one of the first features I wanted to try out was the LaunchPad.

At first I thought I wouldn't like it but I actually like it more than I expected but the only problem for me is it's very cluttered.

For one thing, I have quite a number of apps that are showing up twice. What is causing apps to show up twice and is there a way I can safely remove one without moving the actual app from my computer so that I can still use the app and have it just showing up once?

Next, there are a few apps I'd rather remove from LaunchPad? Some of these are OS X apps such as iChat, Facetime, etc. and others are some apps I've installed. I have seen some instructions on Google about removing apps from LaunchPad but it appears that only works if the app was installed from the Mac App Store.

Thank you for your help.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Clear your Launchpad database. It's in the Dock's preferences.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    areseearesee Posts: 776member
    An idea put about for hiding unwanted apps is to create a folder and putting the unwanted (and undeletable) apps in it.
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