How to uninstall applications?

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

  1. longmanzz macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2005
    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

    Apr 9, 2004
    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

    May 2, 2005

    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?

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

    Jul 4, 2004

    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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