How often do you use Launchpad?

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How often do you use Launchpad?

  1. I don't have Lion, so I don't have Launchpad

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    6.1%
  2. I have Lion, but I never use Launchpad

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    60.6%
  3. I use it, though less often than the dock

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  4. I use it about as much as the dock

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  5. I use both it and the dock, but I use launchpad more often

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    6.1%
  6. I only use Launchpad to launch programs

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  1. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    As the title says. I'm curious how often people use this feature in OSX Lion to launch programs.
     
  2. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    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 :p
     
  3. shriek11

    shriek11 Notebook Deity

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    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).
     
  4. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    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.
     
  5. shriek11

    shriek11 Notebook Deity

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    You can always "hide" the dock when you are not using it ! ;)
     
  6. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    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").
     
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    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.
     
  8. yuio

    yuio NBR Assistive Tec. Tec.

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    only dock... launchpad is useless IMO.
     
  9. doh123

    doh123 Without ME its just AWESO

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    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.
     
  10. diGit_S

    diGit_S Notebook Guru

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    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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