Deleting Apps

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by lovestruck, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. lovestruck macrumors member

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    New Mac user (13"rMBP late2013)..and I want to delete some Apps..including iBooks.
    Do I just drag them to the Trash ( or use 2 finger tap to get the context menu then send to trash )..will that get rid of the whole thing or does it need a separate uninstall as Windows software does?

    Probably a dumb question but have searched and not found the answer and don't want to leave bits and pieces of software hanging around.
    Thanks:)
     
  2. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    drag to trash, or delete like you are doing works.

    *shouldn't* be anything else left.. sometimes there is though.
    there are commercial/free apps that will "clean up" stuff that may be left, not really needed though.
    Appcleaner/appzapper etc. (I haven't used one in ages so I'm not even sure which ones work best)

    Apple Apps I don't think you can delete..
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    Many "app cleaner" apps leave stuff behind.

    This is the best way to completely delete an app.
     
  4. xylitol, Nov 17, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013

    xylitol macrumors regular

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