How to change the number of icons in launchpad

How to change the number of icons in launchpad

How to change the number of icons in launchpad – this is a great tip: change the number of icons in launchpad! if you use launchpad a lot (I don’t, because the icons are too big) then you can change the number of icons that are shown at any one time. The size of the icons in launchpad is determined by the size of your screen, and the icons are automatically adjusted in an 8×5 grid. I found a workaround that allows you to change the grid – this has the side effect of reducing (or enlarging) the size of the individual icons, and allows the user to have more icons on the screen at the same time.

By default there are 7×5 icons (35 icons in total). You can change this to anything you want with a couple of simple commands in the terminal.

Change the number of icons in launchpad

To show 100 icons (10×10), open terminal and type


defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-rows -int 10
defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-columns -int 10
killall Dock

To show 50 icons (10×5), open terminal and type


defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-rows -int 5
defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-columns -int 10
killall Dock

To show 50 icons (5×10), open terminal and type


defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-rows -int 10
defaults write com.apple.dock springboard-columns -int 5
killall Dock

This will help you get small icons by reducing the icon size in launchpad!

Sources: Apple Discussions

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