How do I... Uninstall applications

Discussion in 'macOS' started by The Hitman, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. The Hitman macrumors member

    The Hitman

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    If I get my MacBook back I was wondering how do I uninstall RealPlayer or other programs.

    I know in Windows you go to either "Start menu" and find the program and uninstall it there.. or go to "Add/Remove Programs."

    But how do I uninstall a program in Apple OS X?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Some apps come with an uninstaller, but for most apps simply dragging to the trash will suffice.
     
  3. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

    basesloaded190

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    just drag and drop the app into the trash, once you empty the trash the app is gone and off your computer
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    This is not entirely true, it could still leave some preferences and config files. I use AppZapper, and it clears everything away.
     
  5. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

    basesloaded190

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    well i would say more often than not that's all it really takes
     
  6. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I have to disagree. I started placing just some of my apps into AppZapper, and they all had extra files that would be left on the system if just thrown into the trash:

    Adium
    Aperture trial
    Firefox
    NeoOffice
    Cyberduck
    Skype
    Azureus
    VLC
    VMware Fusion
    Toast 8
     
  7. The Hitman thread starter macrumors member

    The Hitman

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    Thanks everyone.. and thanks to whomever mod moved this to the right location, sorry about that wasn't sure where it goes :D
     

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