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Launchpad Part of Mac OS X Lion

Lion's Launchpad Provides a New Way to Launch Apps

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Launchpad Part of Mac OS X Lion  - Lion's Launchpad Provides a New Way to Launch Apps

Mac OS X Lion will offer an optional method of accessing, organizing, and launching applications.

Mac OS X Lion will offer an optional method of accessing, organizing, and launching applications. Launchpad will present a full-screen array of all your Mac applications, displayed as icons. You can move app icons around and organize them into folders, as well as have multiple screens of apps that you can access with just a swipe.

Sound familiar? It should. The Launchpad mimics the way iPhone and iPad users access and launch their applications. It's also an example of Apple bringing a more touch-based interface to the Mac. Moving between Launchpad screens is achieved with a swipe across the Mac's built-in trackpad for laptop users, or the Magic Trackpad for desktop users.

You can create folders in Launchpad by dragging application icons on top of each other. You can then give the new folder a name, such as Productivity, Games, or whatever you like. You can drag other application icons into the Launchpad folders you create to get organized. Launchpad folders are just a visual method for organizing items. No real folders are created and no applications are copied or moved from their Finder locations. So, experiment and have fun organizing your Launchpad.

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