Google Chrome Uninstallation

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by App Downloader, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. App Downloader macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2011
    I downloaded and installed Google Chrome on my mac, but I didn't like it. But after a while I wanted to download it again.

    When I installed and opened it, it showed the same Recently Closed things and there wasn't a Welcome Screen, so it looked like it just left off before I uninstalled it. Do you guys know a way to do a complete fresh install?
  2. zinka macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2009
    Quit chrome
    Delete the folder (Your home directory) / Library / Application Support / Google / Chrome
    Re-run Chrome
  3. patrixl Suspended

    Jun 19, 2009
    basically, the user's application preferences aren't stored IN the application, but in your home folder (like the previous reply says), so even if you uninstall an app and reinstall it, you'll have all your preferences still since you didn't delete those.

    It makes a lot of sense.. If you uninstalled Microsoft Word, would you want all your documents to be deleted too?? Or if you removed a browser, would you want to lose all your bookmarks?

    Not unless you specifically decided so...

  4. Flake macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    I think AppCleaner removes applications and finds all files associated with it and deletes those too
  5. App Downloader thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2011
    One Last Question

    Is Google Chrome much safer than Safari? Also, when I get my iPad 2, I'm gonna need to sync bookmarks, Google Chrome doesn't support that in iTunes right?
  6. iNotion macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
    Sync with Gmail
  7. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    Safeness: During the Pwn2Own hacking contest, Safari on a Macbook Air had a security exploit exploited within the first 5 seconds. Google had offer an additional $10,000 to entice hackers to try to beat Chrome (in addition to the 10,000 already being offered, BTW amount of money may be wrong, but iThink it's right.). Nobody hacked Chrome successfully in the three day contest.

    Bookmarks: See above poster.

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