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    May 14, 2007
    Uninstall Applications?
    Hey I just got a new iMac, I'm curious to know how Apple goes about to uninstall applications. Do you just drag it to the trash from you applications folder?

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    Oct 09, 2006
    Newfoundland, Canada
    2.2Ghz i7 Late 2011 MBP: 16GB Ram 500GB Seagate XT HD
    Yeah Mac's don't use uninstallers. You just simply drag the program to the trash.

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    Oct 27, 2005
    Some programs do come with uninstallers but they are usually left in the .dmg file and trashed after installation. Dragging the unwanted app to the trash is the way most do it and you can even add a SpotLight search into the equation to pick up the .plist files that are left behind if you really want.

    AppZapper (linky) is a cool app that does all this for you with a rather speccy sound effect thrown in.

    AppZapper is for people who want to confidently try new apps while knowing they can uninstall them easily.
    How to "uninstall" programs in Mac OS X
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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    For a free version of AppZapper, check out AppDelete

    Also, a quick search for uninstalling programs would have given you quite a few responses. Just something to keep in mind for next time

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