how do you uninstall programs on the new imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by steveoh, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. steveoh macrumors newbie


    Sep 6, 2007
    help this newbie out. this is my first mac so i'm pretty much clueless. i'm learning slowly.

    so i downloaded google earth. i tried using it last night and when i put the mouse over the goole earth icon, i see a big "?" and it wont open up. i want to uninstall the program.
  2. steveoh thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 6, 2007
  3. al lambert macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2013
    im trying to learn more on my imac,,,i have no one that can help me,,is there any help out here for uninstalling and cleaning my imac?????? thank you
  4. napolean hill macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2013
    id say use onyx for "cleaning" i personally use app zapper for uninstalling.
  5. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    One of the best methods for learning your new machine is to use Apple's Find Out How video series. You can find it by clicking;

    To remove apps the best method is:

    1. Search for the developers instructions for uninstalling. If there are none then use step 2.
    2. Use a tool such as App Zapper or AppCleaner
    3. Drag the app to the Trash.

    OS X is not like MS Windows, with most apps dragging the App to the Trash is sufficient however if you install apps that spread themselves all over your system then use Step 1 or 2.

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