Phillip Roscorla is a relative newcomer to Macs, with a year under his belt. He likes the Launchpad app launcher that Apple’s had in place for several years in OS X. But he feels like he’s overlooking an option:
One thing which is now bugging me is the apparent inability to sort the contents of the launchpad into some sort of order…the newest items are on the final page. I know I can drag individual items to different pages and sort them manually, but with four pages, it takes some time.
It’s not you; it’s Apple. Launchpad is another slightly neglected OS X feature that made improvements and then stalled, making it less than useful to many people. Because I have so many apps installed, I have seven Launchpad screens and face the same problem.
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