Uninstalling Apple Software?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DougY, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. DougY macrumors 6502

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  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Go to the Applications folder, select the application you wanna delete, click on it once, hold down the mouse button, drag it into the direction of the Dock, hover over the Trash icon (on the right or bottom (if Dock is on the left or right side) of the Dock), release the left mouse button.

    The application has now been put into the Trash.

    Or right click on Application and select Move To Trash.

    To delete the Trash: CMD+OPTION/ALT+SHIFT+BackSpace


    But know that the above steps are not only meant for use on an iMac, more for Mac OS X, which can be found on other computers too.


    And one last thing: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=uninstall+software+in+mac+os+x&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
     
  3. DougY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tried that, didnt work.

    I downloaded Thunderbird. When I click on the Applications Folder on the Dock, it doesnt show Thunderbird.
     
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    If I reckon correctly, Thunderbird is an application that needs to be dragged from the downloaded disk image (.dmg) to the Applications folder.

    If it is not there, then you dragged it somewhere else, if you even dragged it out of the disk image.


    And when I meant Applications folder I meant to access it via Finder and not the Dock, as the Dock is only a place holder (like the Task Bar in Windows) for folders and applications (closed and running).
    To work with files (applications are also files), Finder is the better choice.


    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/
    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/
    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/
     
  5. DougY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Confused

    The program was not in Finder either. Isnt the Finder a File Manager? Why isnt it there? Also, I shut down the iMac, and when I rebooted, the icon for Thunderbird was missing from the Finder and Dock. It was like I had never installed it. What am I doing wrong....obviously very very new to Mac.
     
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    Please look at the links I gave you.

    You can put applications into the Dock, which means when they are open and when they are not open, they will stay there. The Dock also shows running programs which where not put there prior to launching that application, so when the application is closed (CMD+Q), the icon disappears again.

    The Finder has a Sidebar on the left, which holds Devices (HDDs, CD/DVDs, disk images (.dmg, -iso, ...), Shared (computers in the same network) and Places (folders and files which you can put there (and also remove) yourself by dragging them there).

    In the following pictures you see the Sidebar on the left, the contents of the disk image (.dmg) iSquint (for which you can see the actual .dmg in the Sidebar under Devices), which consists of the Read Me text file and the iSquint application which is dragged into the Applications folder via the Applications shortcut in the Sidebar under Places.

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    this is only to show the dragging process and the DMG in the Sidebar


    And again, please take the time to at least watch the findouthow videos.
     
  7. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    OP, you could also use Spotlight to find files, apps, and help on your Mac.
    Use shortcut 'command space' to open up the spotlight menu.
     

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