Trying to remove icon from taskbar...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ccf, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. ccf macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    Long story short, I deleted an app I no longer need, but their icon remains on my taskbar. Is there a way I can delete it?

    I'm new to Macs & any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Try holding the Command key and dragging it off. If that doesn't work, you probably have parts of the app that you haven't removed. The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
    By the way, what app was it?
  3. ccf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    I tried Command-drag & it doesn't work. The app is Crickett mobile. I used it sometimes when our Satellite internet was down. I live in the sticks & recently got a new type of internet & it works great (radio waves). It's much cheaper, faster, & no cap.

    I'll follow your instructions. Thanks. :thumbsup:
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    It's probably also worth noting for the future that Mac OSX does not have a taskbar anywhere. The bar at the top is the menu bar.
  5. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    I'd get AppDelete and use it every time you want to delete an App. It deletes all of the app, works great!
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    AppZapper, AppCleaner, CleanApp, TrashMe, and similar apps do not do a thorough job of removing all files/folders related to deleted apps. I tested several of these, using Skype as the app to be removed. Of 17 items to be removed:
    AppZapper missed 13 items
    AppCleaner missed 11 items
    AppDelete missed 8 items
    Hazel missed 9 items​
    I also tested AppTrap, CleanMyMac and a few others, but don't recall how many items they missed. All left files/folders behind. In most cases, they remove .plist files and a few others, but leave behind much larger files and folders. (you will find a discussion of these tests in the thread linked in my last post)

    One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much
  7. ccf, Mar 13, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2011

    ccf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2011
    It's gone now. :)

    And thanks for the correction about it being called a menu bar (instead of a task bar) as well as the software discussion.

    Thanks, guys.
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Well, the Windows task bar is at the bottom of the screen (normally). The thing at the bottom of your Mac's screen is called the Dock.

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