Can't get rid of unwanted application

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  1. DannyBuck macrumors newbie

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    Hi - I have a Badoo sign-in panel that appears every time I start up my MacBook Pro but I cannot get rid of it. Every time I try to send it to trash it says it cannot be moved because it is 'open'.
    It exists only a desktop and is not in my applications folder.
    Sorry if this is elementary but I'm a newbie and dont know what to do.

    Thanks
     
  2. Senex macrumors member

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    Solution.

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  3. DannyBuck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks!

    Thanks - it worked. Can't quite believe I've been bumbling around for so long - now I know where the experts live! Really appreciate your swift and excellent help!
     
  4. Senex macrumors member

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    Glad you got it taken care of!
    Stick around. Macrumors is a pretty dope place :D
     
  5. DannyBuck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got another one for you! A text item .DS_Store appears on my desktop and re-appears instantly if I move it to trash. It does not appear in a search at all.

    - I did download TinkerTool on advice from another forum to help the original problem you fixed, could it be something to do with that?
     
  6. GGJstudios, Dec 29, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    .DS_Store files are usually hidden. To hide hidden files in Finder, enter the following two commands into a Terminal window (press enter after each line):
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder​
    Probably, but you don't need TinkerTool. Use the link I posted to delete it.
     
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