MacOS – Remove launchpad

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I'm using alfred so no need in launchpad.

Is it safe to delete launchpad, any applications that depends from it?

How i can remove launchpad? Maybe AppCleaner application can help?

Thanks.

Best Answer

  • An answer to a more recent question (about Mavericks) shows the operating system guarding against modification or deletion of Launchpad. Finder presents an alert.

    Removal of Launchpad.app from OS X 10.9.5 does not remove Launchpad functionality. The following screenshots demonstrate Launchpad without Launchpad.app loading then presenting apps:

    Screenshot of Launchpad loading applications without Launchpad.app

    Screenshot of applications in Launchpad without Launchpad.app

    At least one core service includes references to /Applications/Launchpad.app so I should recommend not attempting to remove Launchpad.app or related software.