Uninstalling Applications

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Reeves, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Reeves macrumors member

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    I have only had a Mac for about one month, so I've been testing all these applications that wern't avalible to me when I had Windows. When I don't like a certain application I put it in the trash bin. Is this the correct way to uninstall things? If not can someone tell me how to uninstall correctly.

    Reeves
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    By Jove, I think you've got it!
     
  3. Reeves thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the quick reply! Now I know I'm doing it right.

    Reeves
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I also tend to do a search for the application's name to see if there are any preferences (usually in the Library>Preferences folder) or any other stray bits & pieces that may have sneaked in elsewhere.

    These can be deleted from the 'search results' window...
     
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Yeah, you can do that if you want, but these are very small files, and they're not going to be doing anything without the main program, which has already been trashed. It's not like windows apps, which install all sorts of processes all over the place that actually affect your system performance.
     
  6. Reeves thread starter macrumors member

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    I just tried the way Blue Velvet reccamendded it and it doesn't seem to give me much more HD space. But I think I'm going to do it both ways when it's time to uninstall applications.

    Thanks
    Reeves
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I never said anything about them being large or vaguely important.
    I just like a tidy Mac. :)

    Besides, it only takes a few seconds...
     
  8. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Unless, say, its a program like Garageband which sticks 2GB worth of stuff in your Library Folder.
     

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