Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    chuckf1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 09, 2011
    Location
    Charlotte. N.C.
    Posts
    12
    OSX Lion 7.1 ---- Launchpad Has Disappeared
    I don't mean some of the icons in Launchpad, I lean Launchpad itself. And I can't find it using either Finder or Spotlight.

    This is what I've further done to correct the situation.

    1. Used the killall Dock command in terminal.
    2. Then in System Preferences under Keyboard -- went to the Keyboard Shortcut screen. And as shown in the attachment, you can put a check mark in the Show Launchpad box. That doesn't actually restore Launchpad, it opens a blank box to the right of Show Launchpad, to type in shortcut keys. However, I can't type anything in the blank box.
    3. As a "Hail Mary", tried the Restore Defaults option.

    Needless to say, nothing worked.

    Any help provided would be greatly appreciated.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2

    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location
    houston texas
    Posts
    4,695
    Specs:
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Do you have Time Machine activated and have you tried to restore it that way?

  3. #3

    chuckf1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 09, 2011
    Location
    Charlotte. N.C.
    Posts
    12
    First thank you for the answers.

    And to answer both posts, I don't have Time Machine activated because I don't have a separate drive to transfer the data to. And the Dock shows up in the 1st line of System Preferences. It's never been in any other place in Preferences.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #4

    chuckf1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 09, 2011
    Location
    Charlotte. N.C.
    Posts
    12
    Problem solved. While I still have no idea where the Launchpad went off to or how to get it back on the dock, I was able to make it one of my Hot Corners.

    So while the problem wasn't solved in the way I hoped.....I can now access the Launchpad, via a new Hot Key, so problem solved.

  5. #5

    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location
    houston texas
    Posts
    4,695
    Specs:
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

  6. #6

    Doug b's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 22, 2008
    Location
    Forest Hills, NYC
    Posts
    3,343
    Specs:
    15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5
    Boy... what I wouldn't give to get rid of launchpad! That was a blessing in disguise, and you tossed it to the wind...

    Doug

  7. #7

    chuckf1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 09, 2011
    Location
    Charlotte. N.C.
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    I appreciate the heads up but that didn't work either. But still, thank you very much for taking the time to point me to the TUAW article.

  8. #8

    chuckf1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 09, 2011
    Location
    Charlotte. N.C.
    Posts
    12
    Problem really solved. If anyone ever gets into the same situation as I did and wants their launchpad icon back, a replacement can be downloaded from:
    Launchpad.app.zip

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. OSX 7 Lion -- modifying Launchpad
    By galan05 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-04-2011, 11:57 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-04-2011, 06:53 PM
  3. OS X Lion: Problem with Launchpad...
    By beeverz in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-03-2011, 10:18 PM
  4. 4 useful tips for working with OS X Lion's Launchpad
    By OneMoreThing... in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2011, 01:41 PM
  5. OS X Lion, launchpad
    By markus242005 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-03-2011, 08:05 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •