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OS X Lion: How to remove Mac App Store apps that appear in Launchpad

With Launchpad, you can easily remove apps purchased from the Mac App Store.

By default, Launchpad shows you all the apps installed on your Mac.
 

To remove a Mac App Store app that appears in Launchpad

Follow these steps while you are logged in with an administrator account:

  1. Enter Launchpad. 
  2. Click and hold on an icon until you see all icons jiggle.
  3. Click the "x" button in the upper-left of the Mac App Store app icon you want to delete.
    • Note: If you do not see an "x" button, either the app is not from the Mac App Store or you are logged in as a standard user. 
  4. Click "Delete" in the confirmation dialog to delete the app.

Tip: If you want to reinstall a deleted app, open Mac App Store, click the Purchases icon, then click on the "Install" button for the app.

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