Change the layout (rows and columns) of Launchpad

Did you know that you can fully customize the layout of Launchpad? Not only change the placement of icons, but you can also change the number of rows and columns. Use the following commands in OS X Terminal.

defaults write springboard-columns -int X

Change ‘X’ into the number of icons to be showed in a single row (e.g 9).

defaults write springboard-rows -int X

Change ‘X’ to the number of rows (e.g 3).

Force a restart of Launchpad with the following command to apply the changes:

defaults write ResetLaunchPad -bool TRUE;killall Dock

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Revert to the default setting with the following commands

defaults delete springboard-rows
defaults delete springboard-columns
defaults write ResetLaunchPad -bool TRUE;killall Dock