How to wiggle and arrange/delete apps in Launchpad in Mac OS X Lion

Apple introduced Mac OS X Lion with a gradual shift towards iOS or an iOS-ish experience. Here is how you can wiggle, arrange, delete Apps on your Launchpad on Mac OS X Lion, pretty much like how you do on you iOS devices (iPhone, iPad or the iPod).

Here’s how:

  • Launch Launchpad or do the three finger swoop-in.
  • Click and Hold on an App till they started to wiggle.
  • Now, you can arrange, group them into folders or even delete Apps.

Mac OS X Lion knows you!

Mac OS X Lion assigns the right icon for your places.

Another one of the many finer little details that makes the Mac OS X stand apart from everything else. I was tweaking my screensaver when I noticed that the places mentioned in my iPhoto Album are marked with the right icons.

India have an Indian flag while USA’s got the US flag. An address is marked with a pin on the globe, California and Karnataka got their sign-boards, while the cities of Mountain View and San Francisco got skyscraper icons.

Stop the Window Animation in Mac OS X Lion

Ah! Dang, you can get rid of the Window Opening Animation in Lion.
Run this command in your Terminal

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO

To get it back, set the “NO” To “YES”

defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool YES

Mac OS X Lion review by Arstechnica, Graphic Designer’s mistakes and Why you do not need to define “0” a unit in CSS

Mac OS X Lion

Arstechnica did a brilliant, detailed and exhaustive review of Apple’s new Mac OS X Lion — Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: the Ars Technica review. Definitely worth a thorough reading.

From the article, here’s a tip on how to burn a bootable Lion Installation.

  • Download Mac OS X Lion from the App Store.
  • Before you go ahead and Install, once you have the installer application, do a “Show Package Contents” on the Installer.
  • You should find a 3.74GB disk image (InstallESD.dmg, stored in the Contents/SharedSupport folder).
  • Use that disk image to burn a Lion installation DVD or create an emergency external boot disk.

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OSX Lion: Make way for the King

Steve Jobs says that the Lion has been inspired by their efforts with iOS, resulting in an expanded use of multitouch gestures, an emphasis on iPad-like full screen applications and an App Store for OS X (which will also be coming to Snow Leopard). The Launchpad application launcher will give an iPad-like grid of icons allowing you to create iOS-style folders for applications and finally the all-new Mission Control will offer a unified view of all open windows, apps and dock. Expect the eighth major release of the world’s most advanced operating system; Lion to roll out in the summer of 2011.

Apple OS X Lion
Apple OS X Lion (source : Apple)

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