How can i uninstall Firefox

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 420benz, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

    420benz

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    I moved it into the Trash from Applications,but it is still on the dock.When i try to drag it into the trash it goes back into the dock.It is FF 16 version and i am trying to remove it and install FF 4 but it keeps telling me that FF 16 is still running.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. johto macrumors 6502

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    :rolleyes:
    Then close it before you remove it.
    If you are unable to close / kill the program / process, restart your mac.
     
  4. rossip macrumors regular

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    Dock icons are just aliases to the real app. Find the firefox app in your applications folder and drag that to the trash. Then drag the firefox icon off the dock, wait a sec for a cloud to appear and let go, it will be gone.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As the OP stated, they already dragged the app to the trash from the Applications folder. The fact that it still appears on the Dock indicates it's still running, as the OP stated. You can't drag the icon off the Dock if the app is still running.
     
  6. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

    420benz

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    First the link you suggested is way above my Brain Grade.I could not find Activity Monitor.
    Any way this is what i don't understand.If FF has been deleted from Applications,and the FF icon on the Dock can not open or be removed why is it still running? I clicked on the icon and clicked Quit bit it won't go away.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Activity Monitor is in your /Applications/Utilities folder. You can also find it (or any other app) by pressing Command-spacebar and typing the app name in the Spotlight search bar. As for the instructions, they are very simple if you take them one at a time. They're numbered.
    Not everything that's running appears on the Dock. That's why using Activity Monitor is needed, because it can show apps/processes that are running without a Dock icon.
     
  8. James twinli macrumors newbie

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    close your FF then un install the FF. After that you can delete all the files of ff and restart your system.
     
  9. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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