Firefox Removal

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Oldmanmac, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

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    I've tried removing & reinstalling FF.
    I've deleted the app from the Applications folder and reinstalled it. It comes back up with same sites on the menu bar as before, but now they won't go anywhere. So, now I'm worse off than I had been. Tried to go to mozilla.com for help, but can't.

    I am sure it's a Preference file somewhere but I can't find it,

    Help/suggestions?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    firefox has stuff in the library - just delete that.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  5. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am searching (even used Spotlight) but am not finding the recommended files.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    You can't find any files via the steps Mister GGJstudios laid out?
    Do you do exactly as his guides tells you to? Maybe have a look at the video linked to last in my signature?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't use Spotlight. Use Finder. Complete steps 1-7 of those instructions, then take a screen shot of your Finder window and post it.
     
  8. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I was looking in the wrong window.

    Called Apple (< 90 days) and they had me go to the "GO" menu and hold the Option button. Then Application Support.
    I had been looking in the Library file in the "Mac HD" on the Desktop. No wonder.
    Now to reinstall Firefox!

    Thanks again for the help!
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you had done the search as described in the link I posted, it would find the files, no matter where they are, including in the Application Support folder. Glad you worked it out, though.
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    So you did not use the search method Mister GGJstudios laid out for you?
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Razorhog macrumors 65816

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  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In most cases, app removal software such as AppCleaner doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    But it will not remove everything, although such apps are a bit more convenient.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Razorhog macrumors 65816

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    I did not know that, thanks. I'll use that method next time. Seems like Apple would have a better way of uninstalling apps...
     
  15. simsaladimbamba

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    It suffices to just drag the application to the Trash, as the files/folders left behind don't slow down your Mac and are very rarely bigger than 10 MB.
     
  16. Oldmanmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, Thanks GGJstudios & simsaladimbamba!

    I did follow y'alls instructions, after I gave up mine.

    Hopefully I can remember them next time.

    OMM
     

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