Removing unwanted iWeb templates

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mduser63, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. mduser63 macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    Sorry if this has been posted, couldn't find it in a search. A default iWeb install is 600+ MB, which is pretty huge for such a seemingly simple app. Of course, most of that space is being taken up with templates. The bad thing is that the templates are duplicated for each language iWeb supports. When I was installing iLife '06 I didn't see an option to selectively install only certain language templates for iWeb. Maybe such an option exists, but I'm not sure. Anyway, you can remove the extra templates manually without too much trouble. Here's how:

    Find iWeb in your Applications folder. Right-click or control-click on it and select "Show Package Contents." Navigate to Contents->Resources. Among the many files in that folder, you'll see a bunch of folders with names like English.lprog, Japanese.lproj, etc. Those are the localization folders. Delete any that are unnecessary. I deleted all of them except English.lproj since the only language I'll be using in iWeb is English. Make sure you don't delete any other files or folders from the Resources folder. Frames and ImageGlyps are both folders that should be left alone.

    Anyway, after deleting all those unnecessary localization folders, iWeb went from 600+ MB down to 109 MB, freeing up valuable space on my PowerBook's hard drive.
     
  2. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip! I just did that with the entire iLife suite and saved about 1GB disk space.
     
  3. Bern macrumors 68000

    Bern

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    It's actually easier than that. There is no need to "show packages". All you need do is do a "Get Info" on each iLife app and at the bottom of the window where it shows languages, remove the ones you don't need.

    See my post here posted yesterday about it.
     
  4. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Or download Delocalizer and strip out all the languages from ALL your apps in one pass!

    Saved me 2 gb.
     
  5. dr427 macrumors regular

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    Great tip guys!

    Delocalizer worked on 10.4.4 by the way.
     
  6. mduser63 thread starter macrumors 68040

    mduser63

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    I had been wary of running Delocalizer since it hadn't been officially tested on Panther, let alone Tiger. However, based on this thread I downloaded it tonight and let it run, leaving only English and Japanese on my machine. It freed up just about exactly 1 GB, which was VERY welcome on my slowly filling hard drive. I had already manually removed several hundreds of megabytes of localizations from iLife. I ran Monolingual a few weeks ago, but it only reported that it had removed 30 MB, and now I don't believe it really did much at all.
     

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