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10.7: Cleaning up the Launchpad
Authored by: catalert on Jul 28, '11 06:53:10AM

After further experimenting, I see this works differently for different applications. With some, holding Command moves the item, the same as Command-dragging items between disk volumes. But with others, Command-dragging works the same as Option-dragging and makes a copy of the item. Oddly inconsistent behavior.

Edited on Jul 28, '11 07:00:16AM by catalert



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10.7: Cleaning up the Launchpad
Authored by: wallybear on Jul 28, '11 02:16:33PM

It's not an inconsistent behaviour.
When you try to move an application outside that folder and you're not allowed to do so, the Finder will simply ignore you are pressing the command key.
Trying to move an unmovable object always results in copying it.



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10.7: Cleaning up the Launchpad
Authored by: ceej on Jul 28, '11 10:23:25PM

It appears that default system apps (iCal, iTunes, LaunchPad, etc.) can not be moved, but other apps, like iLife apps, apps you installed yourself, or apps from the App Store, can. The default system apps have a special permission setting. If you compare these different app types in Get Info you'll see that the default system apps have an extra entry for the "everyone" group with a "custom" privilege set. Looks like you can just change that flag to what you want or even delete it, like any other permission setting. (I didn't try, because I didn't want to toy with things.)



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