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GringoBoy87 01-19-2008 12:27 AM

Can't trash items, new mac user
 
I was downloading widgets today and tried to delete a few of them. There are two that I can't delete, gallery.wdgt and spectrum v3. Every time I try I get the message "The operation cannot be completed because the item "qaop.jar" is in use." and "The operation cannot be completed because the item "Gallery.jar" is in use.", respectively. I don't know what's going on or how to shutdown said apps. Help please, I'm a new Mac user.

todd51 01-19-2008 02:20 AM

Are the widgets currently on the Dashboard? If so then that means that they are in use, try taking them off of the Dashboard. Then do a restart and trash them.

GringoBoy87 01-19-2008 04:39 PM

No they're no on my Dashboard. When I was deleting widgets I used the "Manage Widgets" tool.

GringoBoy87 01-19-2008 04:47 PM

Well I just downloaded the spectrum wdgt again and then deleted it, and was able to get rid of everything. Should of done that in the first place.

Frattimonde 01-20-2008 06:37 AM

Well. Open terminal (located in Utilities in Applications.). Then:

cd .Trash

rm -R "filename"

(Without the qoutes.)


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