Launchpad and Applications

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at the application Launchpad. With Launchpad, you see all your installed application in a similar style to what you see on your iPhone or Pad. You swipe back and forth to see more apps, you tap-and-hold to delete or move them, and you drag one icon on top of another to create a folder, much like you do on your iOS devices.

Locating Launchpad
Launchpad is a separate application located in your Application’s folder. Double-click on it to open it. Launchpad is also located in your Dock by default, Click on it to open it.

Finding Apps
To find an application in Launchpad, just type in the search field located at the top of Launchpad above all the icons.

Opening Apps
To open an app, just click on it. The application will open, and Launchpad will close.

Rearranging Apps
To rearrange your application in your Launchpad, click-and-hold on any one of them. They will all jiggle. Now you can drag them around including to a different screen by dragging an app icon around. Click on any app icon to get out of this mode.

Placing Apps in Folders
You can also place your apps in the Launchpad in folders. Again, click-and-hold on any icon. Once they are jiggling, just drag one icon on top of another to create a folder. Drag icons out of the folder to remove the app from the folder. This does not create a folder in your Applications folder, it only creates folders in the Launchpad app.

Deleting Apps
To delete an app from the Launchpad, you again click-and-hold to get in the jiggly mode. You will see an ‘x’ above the application’s icon. Click on the ‘x’ to delete the app. Not all applications will have this ‘x’. Only the applicants that you’ve downloaded from the Mac App Store will show this ‘x’, and they are the only ones you can delete using this method.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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