How to properly remove software from MBP ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sepu, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. sepu macrumors regular

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    Hey guys Im pretty new to Mac OS X im coming from Windows ... so you know in Windows you have "add or remove programs" from the control panels .... and then you can remove programs etc ...

    so I wonder how do you do that in Mac OSX ? so every little thing is delete ...

    thanks and sorry for such a basic question.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Drag the application to the trash, empty trash.

    There may be a plist file left over but they are only a few KB and have no impact on the OS.
     
  3. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    Switchers always love this. Dragging it to the trash and emptying it is all you have to do. Like the above said there MAY be left over files, but not a big thing. Umm there is a 3rd party app called AppZapper if it makes you feel more comfortable.
     
  4. sepu thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Note that some applications to come with uninstallers, and you should use it if it's provided. But for most simple programs, a simple "drag to trash" of the app is sufficient.
     
  6. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    what might help simply to find the file- when you spotlight something, apple-clicking the result will show you the app/folder/item/whatever in a finder window. very useful!
     

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