How to uninstall software?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CrazyEngineer, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. CrazyEngineer macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi Everyone!

    I am new to mac and couldn't figure out how to uninstall programs. Anything like "Add/Remove programs" :rolleyes: for mac?

    Crazy
     
  2. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    #2
    Just drag the app into the trash. Dead easy....
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

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    If you'd like to clean up any little files (like preferences), you can do a spotlight search for the application name to find them, and drag them to the trash as well if you like. This isn't necessary, since they don't take up much space, and if you ever re-install the software your old preferences will already be set up.
     
  4. thedude110 macrumors 68020

    thedude110

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    Some programs for OS X also come with an uninstaller file. While dragging the app to the trash will uninstall it, running a provided uninstaller will clean up items that have been installed elsewhere in your various directories.
     

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