Change The Layout Of Launchpad On OS X With A Terminal Command

Change the Layout of Launchpad on OS X with a Terminal Command

Not a fan of Launchpad’s default five by seven grid for displaying apps? Defaults-write points out that you can alter it to just about whatever you want with a Terminal command.

As you’d expect, you’ll need two Terminal commands here, one for columns and one for rows. So, start by opening up Terminal (Applications > Utilities). Then, for columns, type in the following command, substituting whatever number you like for the X:

defaults write springboard-columns -int X

Next, you’ll do the same for rows, again substituting your number of choice for the X:

defaults write springboard-rows -int X

When you’re done, restart Launchpad with this command:

defaults write ResetLaunchPad -bool TRUE;killall Dock

And that’s it, you Launchpad is all customised to your liking. Head over to Default-write for more.

Change the layout (rows and columns) of Launchpad [Defaults-write]

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