How to Delete App from Launchpad on MacOS

Kindly find below the steps needed to remove an icon from launchpad that does not appear in the Finder

I installed Screen Record Luncher and I wanted to remove it from the finder, but this was not possible. See the icon below.

Here are the steps followed to resolve this issue.

Right-click the icon on the dock, select “option” – “show in finder”, as shown below and delete the application.

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

How To Prevent Mac From Automatically Logging Out

The option is found in the System Preferences window as shown below
– Security & Privacy General and then
– Advanced dialog.

Choose Apple menu
- System Preferences
- Click on Security & Privacy
- Click General and
- Click the on the lock icon ūüĒíto unlock it
- Enter an administrator name and password
- Click Advanced

Uncheck “Log out after minutes of inactivity as shown below and click Ok

Finally Click on the Lock again, to activate the lock as shown below

Mac Encryption

If you desire to encrypt your data stored on devices (macOS), FileVault 2 is a free encryption software tool.

Just like BitLocker,¬†FileVault 2¬†(FileVault¬†full-disk encryption) uses XTS-AES-128 encryption with a 256-bit key ‚Äúto help prevent unauthorized access to the information on your startup disk‚ÄĚ. Here are the steps to turn on FileVault2 on your macOS.

Open System Preferences.

  • Click Security and Privacy.
  • In the Security & Privacy pane,
  • Click the FileVault tab.
  • Click the lock in the bottom-left corner of the Security & Privacy pane.
  • Enter your administrator name and password for the computer and then click Unlock.

Depending on the option to store the recovery key you have chosen, this can be saved in your iCloud or on your device. I chose to save it to iCloud. After this is done, the encryption of the hard disk will run and this can take up to 24 hours as shown below.

Note: To turn off Data encryption, kindly follow the same process in reverse order as shown below. All you need to do is turn off FileVault.

Open System Preferences and click Security and Privacy.

  • In the Security & Privacy pane, click the FileVault tab.
  • Click the lock in the bottom-left corner to allow you to make changes.
  • Enter your administrator name and password for the computer and then – Click Unlock.
  • Click Turn Off FileVault.