acroairfun
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Very Silly Question About Mac

Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:25 pm

So...
I've got a Macbook and cause I've never had a contact with any Mac I have really silly question:
How to uninstall any application from my Macintosh?


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Acro.  Wink
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ohthedrama747
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:39 pm

In the Apps folder simply drag the program to trash.

There's a great little app that I use is called AppZapper which gets rid of the preferences and things too.

But it's up to you, Trashing usually suffices.

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Klaus
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:48 pm

Take the application and frag it into the trash. Done.

It's one of the things which are so ludicrously simple that many novices tend to take a while to actually believe that could really be it.

There are a few applications which actually install additional system components. These usually come with an installer, and such an installer should also have an uninstall option to remove those additional components. But for most applications it's just drag-and-drop.

Applications usually create a preferences file in {your home folder}/Library/Preferences when they have been started at least once. You could remove that one as well, but since these preference files are usually small and don't cause any ill effects it's not an urgent necessity. (There is no Registry under MacOS. Everything is done with separate files.)


Normally you should put applications into your Applications folder, but most applications work just as well from anywhere else; It's just a convention to keep things simple.
 
acroairfun
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:09 pm

Thanks. In Macintosh it is all SO SIMPLE!!!  Big grin  Smile
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Elite
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:35 pm

Yep it is. It is much better than Windows, where you have to run the uninstaller and more often than not it still leaves some things behind.
 
BN747
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:16 am

A sure fire way to get ride of everything associated with a app you want completely gone.


Make sure you're in 'Finder mode' (your basic desktop view)

Either go to menu option 'File' and select 'Find' or do a 'command + F-key'..either gets you a Finder window readu to search.


Enter the name of that Application in the search window and and all associated files and folders with that program will show up and be listed.


Select them all or one by one annd drag 'em to the trash and that's the end of that.


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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:08 am



Quoting AcroAirFun (Reply 3):
In Macintosh it is all SO SIMPLE!!!

Unless you're used to the PC. If you want to copy something, you have to press the 'Apple' button (Ctrl + C on PC). If you want to right click, you have to also press the 'Apple' button while you click (I think). So confusing for PC users!
 
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:17 am



Quoting Continental (Reply 6):
f you want to right click, you have to also press the 'Apple' button while you click (I think).

Or you could just use any two button mouse. Right click works just fine.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
 
Klaus
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:14 am



Quoting Continental (Reply 6):
Unless you're used to the PC. If you want to copy something, you have to press the 'Apple' button (Ctrl + C on PC). If you want to right click, you have to also press the 'Apple' button while you click (I think). So confusing for PC users!

Unlearning Windows habits is the main problem during the switch, but for most people it doesn't take long until they're working more efficiently than on Windows, even with all their experience there.
 
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:30 am



Quoting Klaus (Reply 8):
Unlearning Windows habits is the main problem during the switch, but for most people it doesn't take long until they're working more efficiently than on Windows, even with all their experience there.

You don't suppose that the Windows version of Office 2007 is a cunning attempt to promote Mac do you? Learning a Mac must be a snip compared with Office 2007. It is not just that things are difficult to find, it is that after you have found them, they hide by the next day when you try to find them the next day. Why do I get a feeling of gentle reproach coming from near Frankfurt every time I boot a Windows computer? As if that were not enough, I have to refer my most difficult graphics problems to a(nother) Mac wizard down in Melbourne!
 
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:24 pm



Quoting Baroque (Reply 9):
Why do I get a feeling of gentle reproach coming from near Frankfurt every time I boot a Windows computer?

It's all in your mind, really...!  cool 
 
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RE: Very Silly Question About Mac

Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:45 pm

Microsoft Word on a Mac is horrible; I switched over to a Mac in May and I still haven't fully learned Word on a Mac. You have to open toolbox every time you want to align something; on a Windows computer you can just click it.

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