MacOS – Remove launchpad


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?


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

    Screenshot of Launchpad loading applications without

    Screenshot of applications in Launchpad without

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