Deleting Text Edit

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djayed123, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. djayed123 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,
    Sorry if this is posted in the wrong part of the forums, i'm new here. :p

    Anyways, i've installed microsoft office on my new macbook pro. I was wondering if completely removing Text Edit would be a good idea?
    Is it worth it, for the space it may make available on my hard drive? Is text edit a necessity in opening some files from the internet, etc?
    I'd use an application such as appzapper to uninstall it.

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why even bother? TextEdit is a few megabytes out of hundreds of gigabytes on your machine.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The space gain is negligible
    Not worth it at all IMO
     
  4. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

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    I'd leave it in place. You never know what tomorrow might bring.

    At some point you may want to use it.

    As others have accurately reported, it's comprised of so little code it takes up hardly any space at all.
     
  5. walterwhite macrumors 6502

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    Text Edit comes in VERY handy at times. especially when Word fail to load and you really need to type something up. Dont throw it away. it is only 1.7MB out of your 160,000 MB (160GB) Hard Drive.
     
  6. mulo macrumors 68020

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  7. Xian Zhu Xuande macrumors 6502a

    Xian Zhu Xuande

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    No need to exercise so much control over your applications. TextEdit isn't going to hurt anything while it is on your system and it will be nice to have as a backup. It is also nice to have, relative to Office, for having a fast-loading painless means of creating a text document. Office is so slow...

    Also, it is a good idea to get in the habit of leaving core Apple applications where they are. Don't move them and don't delete them. It probably won't ever matter with TextEdit (and likely less so with, say, Chess), but shuffling around some Apple items can lead to confusion and problems during upgrades down the road.
     
  8. djayed123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't realize how small of an application it is.

    Thanks for all of the help guys. I'm going to leave it as is.
     

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