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How to delete Apps from Launchpad on Mac

delete Apps from Launchpad on Mac

Deleting or uninstalling an app will remove it from your Mac and make the storage space it was using available for other items. You can do this from Launchpad or the Finder. Here are some related articles: How to stop an application from starting up automatically on macOS, how to wipe configuration off an interface on a Cisco router. In this article, I will be showing you how to delete Apps from Launchpad on MacOS. Launchpad offers a convenient way to delete apps that you downloaded from the App Store. Here is an article on how to change Windows 10 Desktop icon shortcut for fast user switching.

Launchpad on your Mac is a central location where you can view all your apps and easily open them. Launchpad shows apps you can open. Open and close Launchpad. Please see how to remove an icon from Launchpad that has been deleted. How to Hide the Action Center Taskbar Icon In Windows 10, and how to locate and edit the host file on macOS.

Delete an App from Launchpad on macOS

I installed Screen Record Luncher and I wanted to remove it through the finder, but this was not possible. See the icon below. Kindly find below the steps needed to remove an icon from the launchpad that does not appear in the Finder.

To open Launchpad, click it in the Dock or open it from your Applications folder. Or pinch closed with your thumb and three fingers on your trackpad.

Note; type its name in the search field at the top of Launchpad. If you have more than one page of apps, you can switch pages by clicking the dots at the bottom of the screen, or by swiping right or left with two fingers on your trackpad

Right-click the icon on the dock, select “option” – “show in finder”,

Click on the Application below and delete the application.

Now navigate to the Launchpad, right-click the icon to remove it nor can I drag and drop it into the trash.

Alternatively, Press and hold the Option key, or click and hold any app until the apps jiggle. 

Click the Delete button next to the app you want to delete, then click Delete to confirm. The app will be deleted immediately.


Step 2: Use the Finder to delete Apps

This step assumes you know the Application name and can be found easily via the Finder window, and it is similar to the first step above. Please see You can not open this application because it is in the bin, and how to delete a Virtual Machine via the Azure Portal.

Switch to the Finder, such as by clicking your desktop or the Finder icon in the Dock. Click on Applications in the sidebar of any Finder window. Select the app you want to delete. Use any of these ways to move the app to the Bin:

Drag the app to the Bin.
Select the app and choose File > Move to Bin from the menu bar.
Select the app and press Command-Delete on your keyboard.

When asked for a username and password. Please enter the username and password of an administrator account on your Mac. Do not forget to Empty the Bin.

In this way, the App will be deleted and will not be restored by mistake.
Emty Bin

I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to delete Apps from Launchpad on MacOS. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.

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