Launchpad Kills Muscle Memory

Launchpad on Aug. 26 — I have my apps arranged just how I want them. I've been using Launchpad for a couple of months now, and it took me a while to figure out why Launchpad is so difficult to use as an application launcher. It turns out that after I spent all that time initially dragging apps around in Launchpad and getting them arranged in way that suited me, Launchpad on its own moves apps around within the Launchpad screen. What happens is, I drag a particular app to the first spot in the third row in Launchpad. I… Continue reading »

How To Add An Application to Launchpad

Some of you are probably wondering, like I did, why some of your applications aren't available in Launchpad. You launch Launchpad and wonder, "Why isn't Microsoft Word showing up in Launchpad?" or "Why isn't Quicken in Launchpad?" or "Why isn't my favorite app that I keep on my Desktop not in Launchpad?" There are a variety of reasons that an app may not appear in Launchpad. Apps Outside the Applications Directory Launchpad automatically grabs all applications in your root /Applications directory and in your /User/username/Applications directory. If you keep some of your apps in other locations, they won't appear in… Continue reading »

Making Application Groups in Launchpad

Launchpad, out of the box, is a jumbled mess, and if you're anything like me, you took one look at it, panicked, and decided you never wanted to go there again. You might want to give Launchpad another look. With a little effort, you can organize things to make Launchpad work for you. One of the biggest issues is how to make groups of applications in Launchpad, or to un-group already-grouped applications. Making Groups in Launchpad Grouping applications together in Launchpad is easy. Just grab an app with your mouse cursor and drag it on top of another app. A… Continue reading »

More on Lion’s Launchpad

Launchpad thinks Word is DiskWarrior In yesterday's "First Impressions" report on Lion, I complained that Launchpad was unusable because it grabbed every single executable program on my machine, and that there was no way to get rid of them. It turns out, it's not as bad as I thought, but it's also worse. Losing the Windows Apps First off, there is a way to make Launchpad ignore the Windows executables. If I go into the virtual machine configuration settings and tell it not to share Windows applications with Mac, then Launchpad ignores all the Windows apps. Great! Launchpad becomes somewhat… Continue reading »

Lion: First Impressions

I finally got Lion downloaded, and it's installed on my MacBook Pro. The upgrade was as simple as Apple said it would be, and there doesn't seem to be anything major broken — although I have yet to take some of my most important Apps for a test drive. Launchpad Upon restarting after the upgrade was complete, I noticed the new "Launchpad" and "Mission Control" in my dock. I had been wondering how those would work in practice, so I clicked on Launchpad. It turns out, Launchpad is well-nigh unusable. Launchpad apparently grabs every single thing it can find anywhere… Continue reading »
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