removing "standard" programs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by empezar, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. empezar macrumors regular

    empezar

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    I didn't install any of the ilife programs or anything else off of the os x cd2 (that came with my mp).

    Still, there are a lot of programs I do not need, namely Chess, Dictionary, iCal, iChat, Image Capture, Mail, Safari, Sherlock and Stickies.

    Will simply removing the .app files remove the programs? or are there other places where I need to clean up too?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    #2
    That's usually good enough. I did that on an iBook I have with only a 10 GB hard drive. The only thing I've noticed is that when I run system updates, I get non-functional versions of those apps (or at least the ones that get updated by the update) back in my Applications folder.

    The apps you mention are pretty small and self-contained, so you don't really need to worry about digging for more stuff to delete. You can always do a Spotlight search for the app's name to track down the few stray things that may be left.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    There are better ways to save space such as removing unnecessary printer drivers, iDVD themes and Garageband loops. These might be safer options than removing system apps. :)
     

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