Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by Mitlov, Jun 10, 2012.
As the title says. I'm curious how often people use this feature in OSX Lion to launch programs.
I don't really like 10.7, it's too slow.
I only use launchpad when I'm too lazy to go trough the dock or just for fun
haha thanks for reminding me to use it.
I think Lion is better optimized for an SSD, as I get very fast boot up times similar to Windows 7, though Lion is more susceptible to freezes than Win 7 (very stable).
I just use launch control, the gesture got into me pretty quickly and I never liked the dock, since it steals some of the few precious pixels that I have on the mbp 13.
You can always "hide" the dock when you are not using it !
And putting it on the side of the screen instead of the bottom helps maximize vertical pixels. In both OSX and Win 7, I put the dock/taskbar on the right side of the screen (personally, I use "no hide").
Call me old fashioned but I still primarily use the dock. Then, if I don't have a shortcut to the program I am looking for, I use a four finger pinch to pull up the Launchpad. After that I will normally add a shortcut for the program in the dock or I will forget about it if I run the program ~1 time a month. I like to have all my heavily accessed programs in the dock though.
I did the same thing when Win 7 came out. I deleted all of the program shortcuts on my desktop and added them to the task bar instead kind of simulating the OS X dock experience (though not nearly as flashy). There's just something convenient about having access to programs in a dock like that. It makes launching new programs really easy and I only have to move my mouse instead of doing a gesture (though that is really easy to pull off) or going through the Finder.
only dock... launchpad is useless IMO.
Launchpad is great. I keep my dock completely empty, it only shows what is currently running... and I have it on autohide so I don't see it that much.
My frequently used apps and folders are on the Dock.
Launchpad is too cluttered, and the gesture doesn't go well on me either. So I never use it.
Actually, for me the fastest way to open anything on a Mac is still CMD+Space
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