New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS X Lion, launchpad


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
markus242005

 
markus242005's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 18, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 15
markus242005 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Air 13" A1369, 128GB SSD, 2GB RAM/ATV (2nd Gen)/iPhone 4 32GB/2TB 2011 Time Capsule

markus242005 is offline
Wondering if anyone has heard if launchpad can be disabled on OS X Lion, I think it's ugly and wouldn't want to waste money on OS X Lion if I can't get rid of it. If I wanted my MB Air to look like my iPhone, I would buy an iPad instead. Anyone with me?
QUOTE Thanks
schweb

 
schweb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 13,212
schweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2

schweb is offline
I'm sure there's some way to disable it, but you also don't have to use it either way, it's not required.

schweb | community leader
flickr » facebook » twitter » tumblr » google+ » about.me

Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr

QUOTE Thanks
markus242005

 
markus242005's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 18, 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 15
markus242005 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Air 13" A1369, 128GB SSD, 2GB RAM/ATV (2nd Gen)/iPhone 4 32GB/2TB 2011 Time Capsule

markus242005 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by schweb View Post
I'm sure there's some way to disable it, but you also don't have to use it either way, it's not required.
Right, but isn't it like "there", it's more the aesthetics I am worried about. Or is it like expose' now, where it takes a gesture to bring it up? I guess I am super confused about it
QUOTE Thanks
6string

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2009
Location: Down Under :D
Posts: 5,484
6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)

6string is offline
My aim is to go into an Apple store once it is actually released, and play around with it for a while before I decide whether or not I am upgrading.
Personally, I think this would be a good option for anyone considering upgrading once it's released.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,445
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS IPad1

dtravis7 is offline
I am pretty sure Schweb is right and it can be disabled or simply not used. We will know soon enough for sure. I would not want it on the screen all the time either, but the demos I have seen around the net seem to show just the Dock also.
QUOTE Thanks
schweb

 
schweb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 13,212
schweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2

schweb is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by markus242005 View Post
Right, but isn't it like "there", it's more the aesthetics I am worried about. Or is it like expose' now, where it takes a gesture to bring it up? I guess I am super confused about it
You have to do something to bring it up, like Expose. You don't have to use it.

schweb | community leader
flickr » facebook » twitter » tumblr » google+ » about.me

Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr

QUOTE Thanks
thurstmw

 
thurstmw's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 29, 2010
Location: BoCo
Posts: 295
thurstmw has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 13inch 2.3 i5 MBP 64gb SSD 320gb HD 8gb 1333

thurstmw is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by markus242005 View Post
Right, but isn't it like "there", it's more the aesthetics I am worried about. Or is it like expose' now, where it takes a gesture to bring it up? I guess I am super confused about it
Just like expose in the dev preview.


Yes that is a grizzlycorn
QUOTE Thanks
schweb

 
schweb's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 27, 2002
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 13,212
schweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond reputeschweb has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2

schweb is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by thurstmw View Post
Just like expose in the dev preview.
You mean like I answered right here:
OS X Lion, launchpad


schweb | community leader
flickr » facebook » twitter » tumblr » google+ » about.me

Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr

QUOTE Thanks
kdyarb2002

 
Member Since: May 30, 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 51
kdyarb2002 is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: MB Pro 2010 13 inch

kdyarb2002 is offline
I personally will not use it, jut like i don't use launch pad now
QUOTE Thanks
thurstmw

 
thurstmw's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 29, 2010
Location: BoCo
Posts: 295
thurstmw has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 13inch 2.3 i5 MBP 64gb SSD 320gb HD 8gb 1333

thurstmw is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by schweb View Post
You mean like I answered right here:
OS X Lion, launchpad

Exactly like you had answered I just wanted to give a basis for the claim (and not claim it as a certainty though I think it is pretty much a certainty) since none of us really know exactly what the final build of Lion will be like. Unless you got some mad connections.


Yes that is a grizzlycorn
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,183
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2009 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
It's disappointing to see such close-mindedness about a feature one hasn't even tried yet.

In my now 30-year experience with Apple, it's not at all unusual for them to add in things I won't personally use much or ever.

But it's VERY rare for them to put in something that's not worth me checking it out to see if it meets my needs with an open mind. I like to think such an attitude (on their part as well as my part) is what makes Apple and Mac users distinctly different from Microsoft and Windows users.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,445
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS IPad1

dtravis7 is offline
Chas, I do agree, wait and see. Use it. See if it might be nice for some things. I was wondering about some new features on Tiger, Leopard, but I use many of them today.

WAIT is the key word. Try it!! I will.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« deleting duplicate files off desktop | Is it possible to use remaining free space on an NTFS hdd for 2nd fat32 partition »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
OS 10.7 Lion feature/rumour roundup the8thark Apple Rumors and Reports 44 08-17-2011 02:03 PM
Glad I didn't wait for Lion halfmonkey OS X - Operating System 5 05-24-2011 09:15 AM
Amazon Germany lists Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on DVD OneMoreThing... Apple Rumors and Reports 0 04-25-2011 06:03 PM
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: new multitouch gestures, Dock integration for Exposé, Launchpad, OneMoreThing... Apple Rumors and Reports 0 04-14-2011 08:13 PM
Anything similar to upcoming 'Launchpad' for Lion already exist for Snow Leopard? New MBP User OS X - Apps and Games 7 11-04-2010 05:55 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?