cee pee you and you

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by switchedanhappy, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. switchedanhappy macrumors regular

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    #1
    I installed a menu bar cpu activity monitor on my powermac, but unfortunately, cannot now figure out how to delete it and be rid of it:rolleyes: . it's by unsanity (unsanity.com) but they seem to have nearly no info on how to actually get rid of it after it's installed. does anyone know how to deal with this thing?
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Try holding down the Command(Apple) key, and drag it off the menu bar.

    Lee Tom
     
  3. switchedanhappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    it goes away, (the poof animation)but when I trie to delete cee pee you.menu, it says it's in use. :confused:
     
  4. switchedanhappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    how can you force-delete somthing? like override the "cannot empty trash" alert?
     
  5. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Once the thing is in the trash, open Terminal, and type:

    rm -r ~/.Trash/*

    If that doesn't work, try it using sudo (only works if you're an administrator account):

    sudo rm -r ~/.Trash/*

    It will ask you for your admin password, so enter it. This always works for me for deleting an in-use file. I never use it without sudo, so I don't know if that makes a difference on rm's ability to delete an in-use file.
     
  6. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Try either a restart or use the terminal:

    sudo rm "file"

    Enter your (admin) password and it will be deleted.

    Edit: Oops, this happens when you forget to refresh...
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Do you still have the Installer program? Sometimes there's an uninstall option, but only when you go into the Install program.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Go to System Preferences...->Accounts->[your account]->Startup Items and make sure it isn't there (if so, select it and delete it using the '-' icon). Now it won't run when you start up, and you'll be able to delete it. Presumably, no one else is logged onto the Mac and using it at this time?
     
  9. switchedanhappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, you guys are my heroes. I'm sticking to konfabulator from now on.
     

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