Managing several LC version in Mac OS Launchpad

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Managing several LC version in Mac OS Launchpad

Post by arombauts » Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:30 am

Hello everyone !

I'm unable to display several LC versions in Mac OS Launchpad. When adding a new version in the Application folder, the app doesn't appear in the Launchpad, even if -as suggested in Apple documents- I drag it on the dock Launchpad icon. Any solution? I know, it is not a very important "issue"... :-)

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Re: Managing several LC version in Mac OS Launchpad

Post by richmond62 » Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:42 am

I never use the Launchpad: but I have 6 versions of LiveCode in my Dock.

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Re: Managing several LC version in Mac OS Launchpad

Post by stam » Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:32 pm

HI @arombauts,
i practically never use launchpad either, but it's available a trackpad gesture.
I can confirm that only the latest version of LC shows up there.

However i've never found launchpad useful; i'll either use spotlight (cmd-space) to launch apps or the dock... you may well be the first person to have noticed this!

If it is important for you, you can always submit a bug report/feature request at https://quality.livecode.com

regards
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Re: Managing several LC version in Mac OS Launchpad

Post by FourthWorld » Mon Apr 18, 2022 2:23 pm

Is Launchpad expected to provide access for multiple versions of an app?

Does it do that for other apps?

Is the bug in LiveCode or Launchpad?
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Re: Managing several LC version in Mac OS Launchpad

Post by jacque » Mon Apr 18, 2022 5:33 pm

I'd think it was a launchpad issue. LC has no control over system apps. I suspect it can't differentiate between duplicate bundle IDs so it only shows one.

I keep 4 copies of LC in my dock.
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