How to properly remove software from MBP ?

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

  1. sepu macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2006
    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


    Jul 4, 2005
    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


    Sep 11, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    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

    Nov 18, 2006
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    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


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    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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