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    How do you Uninstall software?
    Im new to the whole mac scene... I was figuring how you could uninstall software? can anyone help?

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    very simple: drag the application you want to uninstall to your trash, empty the trash and that's it!

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    You might also want to run a search for the program name after you've deleted the icon from your applications folder, just to make sure it's completely gone.

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    Hi All,

    When uninstalling by dragging the program out of apps folder to the trash does this delete everthing? Do some programs put things in different places; like the Library folder etc.

    Thx
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    Desolate One
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnerjoe
    Hi All,

    When uninstalling by dragging the program out of apps folder to the trash does this delete everthing? Do some programs put things in different places; like the Library folder etc.

    Thx
    Joe
    Refer to Edge's post just above yours.

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    ryanyogan
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    Some programs add preferences in the library a simple search will help you on that, and there are some times when you best use the actual uninstall program (Micrsoft office 2004, etc...) as they leave behind alot of excess luggage you don't care to keep. The "icon" that you are dragging to the trash is much, much, more than that. It is a package, beleive it or not that icon has many different files, images, and a whole folder structure in it. Apple had a great idea with this, one of the best accomplishments if you ask me, along with disk images, very easy way to manage data!!

    Make sure you are not just dragging the alias from the dock to the trash, you must go to your applications folder, or whatever folder you installed to and drag the real deal!

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