Brand New - Remove Dock Icons

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  1. 93BlackSVT macrumors member

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    Hi guys. I got my very first Mac today. I am just starting to play around with it. There are a few icons I do not on my dock. Can I simply drag them from the dock to the trash can or is there something else I must do? Sorry for the dumb question, but I'm extremely new to these so I don't want to accidentally uninstall something.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Simply drag them off the Dock. There should be a little "poof" animation if you removed it successfully.
     
  3. 93BlackSVT thread starter macrumors member

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    Any idea why it won't let me do that with the Address Book?
     
  4. celticpride678

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    What do you mean it doesn't let you do it? Is Address Book currently open?
     
  5. movieboy23 macrumors regular

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    As for uninstalling apps on a Mac, the process is MUCH easier than it is on the PC side. No need to go to the Control Panel to uninstall an application. Just drag it to the trash and it's gone. Some programs do have preference files (.plist) that they leave behind in the Library, but they're harmless and take up negligent space. Some more advanced programs like Logic, Final Cut, and the Adobe Creative Suite do need to be uninstalled since they do place a lot of additional components in the Library folder, but the install discs for those programs have the uninstaller app on them.

    If you want to make sure that you're removing all files when you're getting rid of a particular program, you can download AppZapper and it'll take care of the rest for you.

    Welcome to the light side of computing.
     
  6. celticpride678

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    This has absolutely nothing to do with the question.
     
  7. 93BlackSVT thread starter macrumors member

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    I grab the Address Book icon and drag it out to the desktop and it gets sucked back to the same place it was on the dock. I tried dragging it over to the trash can as well, but the same thing happened.
     
  8. celticpride678

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    The application is probably open...does it have a little light underneath the icon?
     
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Sure it does. He's explaining how to uninstall an app because the OP wasn't sure.
     
  10. 93BlackSVT thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahh, yep it does. Got it...thanks for the help!
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    The OP was not asking how to uninstall an application. S/he was asking how to remove a app/icon from the dock. Very different.
     
  12. 93BlackSVT thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, didn't mean to start anything :)

    What's OP?
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    93BlackSVT you did nothing wrong, some people just don't read everything. OP stands for original post or original poster.
     
  14. MisterFeeney macrumors 6502

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    If you have not already, check out some of these videos on Apple's website

    Congrats on the new Mac! :apple:
     
  15. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Movieboy23 was clarifying for the the original poster (OP) when the OP said:
    Makes sense to me.
     
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    :cool:Everyone on the bus is "green" during the first part of the ride.:cool:
     

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