I should know this by now... (uninstalling)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by floyde, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. floyde macrumors 6502a

    floyde

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    #1
    I switched from Windows about 4 months ago and I'm almost a Mac expert except for one thing: I'm still unsure about uninstalling software on OS X. Ok, so for simple programs you simply trash the .app. Then you check inside Application Support just in case (shouldn't this be done automatically?). But what about more complex stuff? (i.e. stuff that integrates itself to the finder, registers environment variables, etc.) Are programs restricted to the Application Support folder or can they install stuff wherever they like? I know xcode has an uninstall script but I've seen other complex apps that are nowhere to be found and yet they have no uninstall feature... Thanks
     
  2. floyde thread starter macrumors 6502a

    floyde

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    So, trashing the .app and the stuff at Application Support will do the trick then?:confused:
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Yup. Just throw the app. in the trash. If it came with an uninstaller, use that, though.
     
  4. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

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    Yeah, what I just said. :rolleyes: ;)

    You might need to run an un-installer for haxies and other system-polluting utilities.
     

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