Jul 15, 2011, 06:25 PM
Remove Windows Apps from OS X Lion Launchpad
Hi, I am using the new OS X Lion with its Launchpad application launcher. Unfortunately Parallels has cluttered this up with 4 screens worth of Windows applications.
I want the option to not show any Windows applications in my Lion Launchpad. How can I achieve this?
Jul 20, 2011, 08:43 AM
i would like the same, everytime i launch parallels in lion, i have to goto the applications folder and delete the windows 7 apps folder. gets pretty annoying. i assume there will be an update sometime today or this week since lion most likely hits the app store today.
Jul 20, 2011, 01:31 PM
Please update to build 12094 (already available as update - Parallels Desktop->Check for Updates). We address this problem in this build.
Jul 20, 2011, 01:37 PM
great thanks, i checked earlier today and there was no update. thanks again.
Jul 20, 2011, 02:04 PM
Originally Posted by Emulatelepath
Make sure you've downloaded the latest version of PD6 which addresses this issue: http://kb.parallels.com/en/111612
Jul 26, 2011, 07:29 PM
Go into your User's Applications folder. It's the one inside your home folder, not on the hard drive root.
Delete the "Windows version Applications" folder.
Then run the following commands:
sudo rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db
sudo killall Dock
Note that this will remove all of your custom folders and layouts in the Launchpad.
Thanks Palmzealot, you are good!
I was using the version 7 Beta and uninstalled it, however all these programs were still showing in the launchpad even when Parallels 7 Beta (latest) was no longer in my mac.
Aug 15, 2011, 09:04 PM
Nov 15, 2011, 04:59 AM
This fixed the problem for me.