Removing IE

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Cloudgazer, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

    Cloudgazer

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    #1
    I never use Internet Explorer.

    Can I just drag the app into the trash?
    Are there any other files/folders that need to be deleted?

    Unless, of course, someone can give me a good reason to keep it.
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I can't think of a single good reason to keep it, unless you do web design and need to make sure that your sites are IE-compatible.

    Drag that sucka to the trash.
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    Or if you're a poor sap like me whose corporate intranet doesn't play friendly with Safari. Bastards.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I keep it because Safari doesn't access all brands of router. Otherwise I'd probably delete it. :cool:
     
  5. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies.

    If I experience problems with Safari I switch to Firefox.
    I think I may have used IE a couple of times when I first got my mac, but not since.

    I'm gonna trash it - is there anything else i need to delete?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    How much free space do you have? I wouldn't necessarily go 'round deleting too much unless you need the space. Having said that, the printer drivers, the iDVD themes and some of the Garageband loops can take up quite a large amount of space. :)
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    If I recall correctly, IE plonks files all over the system :(
     
  8. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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  9. Cloudgazer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    currently running 10.3.9 - but I'm getting Tiger next week.
     

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