How to Remove Apps From Your Launchpad

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Removing apps from Launchpad is a great way to declutter and organize your Mac’s desktop. Launchpad is a feature of OS X that provides an easy way to access and launch applications. Unfortunately, apps that you have downloaded or installed on your Mac can accumulate in the Launchpad, which can become cluttered over time.

But don’t worry, getting rid of unwanted apps is easy! There are two ways to remove apps from your Launchpad:

1) The ‘jiggle’ method: Press and hold the Option (?) key, or click and hold any app util the apps jiggle. Click the Delete button next to the app that you want to delete, then click Delete to confirm. The app is deleted immediately.

2) Dragging method: You can also remove an app from Launchpad by simply dragging it out of the window. To do this, click and hold on the icon until it starts to wiggle (similar to how you would move an iOS app around), and then drag it off the screen. Once you’ve dragged it off the screen, drop it onto your desktop or trash can; whicever you prefer.

Once you have deleted an app from Launchpad, it will not appear in Finder or anywhere else on your Mac uness you reinstall it again. Just remember that deleting an app from your Mac will not uninstall it completely; if you want to completely uninstall an application, you may need to use a third-party application such as AppCleaner or AppZapper.

We hope this article has helped you learn how to easily remove apps from your Mac’s Launchpad! For more tips on managing applications on your Mac, check out our othr articles here!

Removing Unwanted Apps from Mac Launchpad

To remove unwanted apps from your Mac Launchpad, press and hold the Option (?) key, or click and hold any app untl the apps jiggle. Once the apps are jiggling, you can click the Delete button next to the app that you want to delete. You will then be prompted to confirm your choice with a “Delete” button. Once you click this, the app will be deleted immediately.

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Cleaning Mac Launchpad

To clean up your Mac Launchpad, you can click and hold any icon untl all the icons jiggle. Then, click on the “x” button in the upper-left corner of the icon you want to delete. Finally, click “Delete” in the confirmation dialog to remove it from your Launchpad. If you need to remove multiple apps from your Launchpad at once, you can do so by selecting them and then pressing the delete key on your keyboard. It is important to remember that when you delete an app from Launchpad, it will not be deleted from your computer; it will only be removed from Launchpad. To completely uninstall an app, you must use the Uninstaller tool that came with it or use a third-party uninstaller program.

Removing Annoying Apps on Mac

Removing annoying apps on a Mac is fairly straightforward and can be done in several different ways. The most direct method is to go to the Applications folder in Finder. Select the app you want to remove and drag it to the Trash. You can also delete an app from Launchpad by clicking and holding the icon unil it starts shaking, then clicking on the X that appears in the corner of the icon. If this doesn’t work, you may need to use third-party software such as AppCleaner or AppZapper which will delete all related files associated with an application. Finally, if you’re still having trouble getting rid of an app, try downloading Malwarebytes for Mac which can help detect and remove malicious software from your system.

Removing Preinstalled Apps on Mac

Yes, you can delete preinstalled apps on Mac. To do this, simply locate the app in your Applications folder and press ? + Delete. This will remove the app from your computer. However, be aware that some preinstalled apps are essential to your macOS and cannot be removed by this method. These include Mail, Notes, and Books. If you ever need them again, you can easily download them from the App Store.

Editing Launchpad on Mac

To edit Launchpad on Mac, open Finder and locate the Applications folder. Once you have located the Applications folder, click to open it. You can then scroll through the list of apps to find the Launchpad app icon. Right-click on the Launchpad app icon and select “Edit” from the pop-up menu. This will open a window that allows you to rename, delete, or organize your apps in folders within Launchpad. To create a new folder, click on the “+” button at the bottom of the window. You can then drag and drop your apps into their respective folders for easier access. When you’re finished editing, simply close out of the window and your changes will be savd automatically.

The Purpose of Launchpad on Mac

The Launchpad on Mac is an intuitive and easy-to-use way to access all your applications in one convenient place. It displays all the apps you’ve downloaded from the Mac App Store or elsewhere, giving you an organized view of all your programs. You can quickly find and launch any app with just a few clicks or taps. It’s also great for quickly uninstalling apps if you no longer need them. With Launchpad, you’ll never have to search through folders or menu bars to find what you need again!


In conclusion, removing an app from your Launchpad is a quick and easy process. All you need to do is press and hold the Option (?) key, click and hold any app until the apps jiggle, then click the Delete button next to the app you want to delete. Finally, confirm that you want to delete the app by clicking “Delete”. By following these simple steps, you can quickly clear up your Launchpad and free up space on your computer.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.