If you want to cleanup OS X Launchpad and restore to default you can use OS X Terminal. The command resets the Launchpad with the default content sorted on a to z basis.
defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true
To make the command take effect, you need to restart the Dock.
Revert to the default setting:
defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool false
3 thoughts on “Activate the default settings for OS X Launchpad”
Thanks for this. LaunchPad was really messing up my attempt to reinstall an App. When I deleted it, it remained in LP and reinstalled itself. This was helpful in removing it from LP as well as the applications folder.
Thank you !
Launchpad had completely changed the apps’ position and this command reset everything.
Thanks for the tip. Was driving me nuts.
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