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10.7: Hold Option in Launchpad to quickly delete or move an App System 10.7
Holding down the Option key in Launchpad lets you quickly delete or move an App. Makes things a little bit quicker for anyone used to click and holding on an app instead. Also brings up the 'X' for all the apps at once.

[crarko adds: When I tried this the app screen went into 'wiggle mode' so I could move the icons around, but the only ones that had the 'X' for deletion show up on were those that I had downloaded and installed via the Mac App Store. I assume this is a permissions-related effect. Please post your observations about how this works for you in the comments.]
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10.7: Hold Option in Launchpad to quickly delete or move an App
Authored by: benwiggy on Oct 12, '11 07:44:42AM

Can you clarify: does this delete the app from Launchpad, or from the Applications folder as well?

(I'm not on Lion yet.)



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10.7: Hold Option in Launchpad to quickly delete or move an App
Authored by: DCJ001 on Oct 12, '11 07:57:00AM

Launchpad.



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10.7: Hold Option in Launchpad to quickly delete or move an App
Authored by: chabig on Oct 12, '11 06:13:17PM

That's not correct. The X only appears for apps that have been installed from the App Store. If you click the X, you are actually deleting the app from the computer. But since it's an app store purchase, you can freely reinstall it as often as you like.



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10.7: Hold Option in Launchpad to quickly delete or move an App
Authored by: kvnptrck111 on Oct 12, '11 07:55:13AM

I submitted this. Yes it is only app store apps for this feature. There's a way to change it to all apps in terminal, I'm just not sure how.



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10.7: Hold Option in Launchpad to quickly delete or move an App
Authored by: Sigma on Oct 12, '11 09:50:02AM

This does help delete icons quickly, but you can drag icons around without holding anything.



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10.7: Hold Option in Launchpad to quickly delete or move an App
Authored by: Alan Shutko on Oct 12, '11 11:05:23AM

Couple clarifications.

This will only work for apps in the Mac App Store. When you remove it from the launchpad, it will also uninstall the application from the computer. (Which is why it's only for MAS apps, since it's easy to download them again.)

There's no supported way to remove non-App Store apps from the Launchpad. There are a couple workarounds out there, though.



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