Friday, 22 July 2011

lion os application problem

After I installed Lion, I had duplicate applications in Launchpad.  I tried reinstalling Lion and they remained.  Another troubleshooting techniques was depressing control + option+ command and that yielded no results.  




How do I get rid of the duplicate applications?


Well this what I did.



This is a known bug in Lion. The Launchpad database does not update properly. More info can be had athttp://haiteq.com/2011/07/07/quick-tip-force-os-x-lion-to-reload-the-launchpads- contents/

To force the LaunchPad to refresh its database, run the following command in Terminal:
sudo rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db
You'll be prompted not to mess with sudo commands, and then asked for your admin password. This will delete the database that is used to populate the LaunchPad.

To apply the change and make the LaunchPad create a new database, run this command:
sudo killall Dock
The Dock will restart, along with Mission Control and the LaunchPad. The grid of icons should be refreshed, and the changes you have made to the applications should be visible.

This worked for me, and only took a few seconds.

THIS IS ADVICE, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE IT WILL WORK FOR YOU, SO PLEASE NOTE ANY LOSS OF SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS IS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY , 

LET ME KNOW IF IT WORKED






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