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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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How to COMPLETELY uninstall software from Macbook pro

Hey everyone, sorry If i seem very repetitive but Im new to Macs so this is all very new I hate to be a bother :/. So Im downloading CSS from the Steam store and now I have 1 more question for now lol. Im only going to be Installing few programs on my Macbook Pro, for sure I will have Ableton Love Suite 8, Steam, CSS, and thats all I know of for sure. From what I know CSS and Steam don't take up much space so Im not very concerned about them possibly slowing things down, but SHOULD things start to slow down or lag or just have slowed performance I was wondering; How do you COMPLETELY uninstall a software from a Macbook Pro? I read apps like Steam and CSS take up little to no space so Im not anticipating to have to do this but Im just covering myself so I know everything ahead of time. I was reading something about spot light searches? and uninstall apps. Thank you very much everyone its very appreciated, thanks in advance for all your help!
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:07 PM   #2
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The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:49 PM   #3
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How would you do that?
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:58 PM   #4
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Take a look at the AppCleaner, it is like CCleaner.
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Take a look at the AppCleaner, it is like CCleaner.
This is what I use since I'm too lazy to manually do it. =(
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what is the spotlight search that iv seen people talking about
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How would you do that?
If the instructions in that guide Mister GGJstudios linked to are too complicated, maybe have a look at the YouTube video in my signature, and the description section.

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what is the spotlight search that iv seen people talking about
CMD+SPACEBAR triggers Spotlight, and it is a search function.
Mac 101: Spotlight
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How would you do that?
Click the link I posted and read the instructions.
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Take a look at the AppCleaner, it is like CCleaner.
In most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job. For that, use the method I posted.
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what is the spotlight search that iv seen people talking about
They may be referring to the manual method I posted in the 2nd post of this thread, which uses Finder, not Spotlight. You can't use Spotlight to locate all application-related files/folders.
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