New mac user

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Amjad, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Amjad macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I got my first mac last month. It's a new macbook and pre-installed leopard. I'm sure loving my macbook and Mac OS X leopard as well.

    Some questions I have. As I'm new mac user so kindly remove my problems I'm having:

    1. Tell me, is there any keyboard shortcut to delete a file or folder at once and permanently without moving to trash. ( In windows, there is keyboard shortcut, Shift+del)

    2. Is there any option to lock (password) a file or folder in Leopard? if not then tell me any good software.

    3. The main problem i am having is about uninstalling 3rd softwares. I read to uninstall software we just have to delete them, thats it. Is it correct or is there any other way to completely remove a software.

    Recent I have install a software called graphics converter, later I delete it. But when right click on any file, folder or desktop, it still gives graphics converter options. So, how can i remove those option from right click menu?
    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

    savanahrose

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    greer SC
    #2
    Congratulations on your new mac Amjad. I got my first one a year ago and don't regret it for a minute. The bad thing is is that I can't spend as much time as I would like on it to get to really know it. Hubby gets jealous.

    Anyway I would like an answer to that last one also.
     
  3. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

    mrwizardno2

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    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    #3
    1. Command (the key next to spacebar) delete. and if you want to empty the trash, command + shift + delete.

    2. Use a DMG file? I can't really think of any other way. You can make a DMG using Disk Utility and assign a password to it.

    3. Sometimes they leave behind traces in other folders, like the application support folder or library files. I think there are 3rd party solutions for this, but I don't install apps that I delete :) Hopefully someone else will have a better answer to this.

    Congrats on the new mac!
     
  4. Muzzway macrumors regular

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    As for an uninstaller, try AppTrap. Deletes all the hidden files when you drag an application to the trash.

    Congratulations, as well!
     
  5. Amjad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys. I really appreciate you help. Yeah, I am loving my macbook but still i need more time to get use to Mac OS X.... Though it easy and fun to use mac.
     

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