Mac OS X Lion has just arrived and are starting to sprout early teething problems. It seems that after installing an application in the Applications folder on your Mac, Launchpad does not update the list of applications, for this specific case, however, there is already a solution. So let’s see how to force the update of the list of applications shown in the LaunchPad.


The solution is simple and painless. All you need to do is delete the Application Support folder in the Dock and run an application restart.

To do so, you must use the Terminal application, which is not particularly suitable for those who are not familiar with the command line:

  • We start the Terminal application (perform a search in Spotlight or the Finder to open the path to the Applications / Utilities / Terminal);
  • From the terminal type the following command: cd ~ / Library / Application \ Support / Dock and type the Enter key;
  • Then type the command console. to open the Finder window’s path
  • Drag the file extension . db to the trash;
  • We provide an application restart the Dock by typing the following command: sudo killall Dock . followed by the Enter key;
  • When prompted, enter our administrator password (the cursor will not move forward in Terminal, but the password is going on correctly), followed by the Enter key again.

After the restart the Dock application, the document with the extension .db previously deleted will be recreated automatically, and will contain the installed application that you could not see in Launchpad.