How to uninstall applications?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by longmanzz, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. longmanzz macrumors newbie

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    Sep 20, 2005
    #1
    I wanna know if there is a place on Mac like control panel, remove softwares on Windows to remove those applications which required installations?
     
  2. Gherkin macrumors 6502

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    Apr 9, 2004
    #2
    For a lot of apps, you can just drag them from the applications folder into the trash can. Some larger programs, like Adobe CS, probably have a lot more laying around the hard drive and it's not that simple. CS actually comes with an uninstall option.
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    May 2, 2005
    #3

    You don't have to do it like that, unless it came with a bundled uninstaller.

    Just delete the App, and if you wanna get rid of EVERYTHING everything, do a spotlight search for the .plist file and delete it. (that's like a 2 kb file, it's tiny. you can leave it and it won't matter)

    It's the Mac way. :) Easier, yes?

    Edit:
    beaten!
    By a pickle!
    Blarrrhhh!!! :)
    :D
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Jul 4, 2004
    #4
    No.

    Just open your Applications folder and drag the folder of the application you want to delete to the trash (key: apple+backspace).

    It's that simple -- it's a Mac.

    If you want to, you can also run a search with anything with the apps name to weed out any stray preference files etc.
     

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