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. This way you can easily make Launchpad personal and change it to your own wishes. Good to know: by using the commands below the layout of Launchpad will be restored. This means that the created folders are deleted and you have to structure them again.

Change the layout of Launchpad

Use the following command in Terminal to change the layout of Launchpad. Change ‘X’ into the number of icons to be showed in a single row (e.g 9).

defaults write springboard-columns -int X

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

defaults write springboard-rows -int X

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