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What the equivalent of Add/remove programs?


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yes how do i go to add remove programs in a mac and how do i remove that program?
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just put it in the trash, its that simple
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just put it in the trash, its that simple
are you serious?
that will erase everything associated with that program?

NO WAY!!??
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It might leave behind a preference file in the library but that's it.

OS X apps do not tend to scatter files all over the system, right click on an app and select show contents, and you will see that an app is not one file, but a sort of container with all the apps resources inside.

There are apps like app cleaner that will also delete the preferences if you want to be extra tidy
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If the app had an installer (like photoshop) it might also have an uninstaller.

Although for most apps, you drag to the applications folder to install, and drag to trash to uninstall
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Yh, you simply drag an application to trash to remove it from your computer.

The only file/s that are left on your mac that are associated with that application are preferences files which do not slow down your mac, they merely take up disk space (only a few KB's). Sometimes an application may also leave behind cache files, however these files do not slow down your mac either, they just take up disk space.

If you do want to delete everything associated with a certain application just drag it to the trash and then search the applications name in spotlight. Delete the results that are associated with the application that you just moved to the trash.

However as mentioned before applications that install via an installer will require an uninstaller to uninstall fully. Uninstallers are located in the applications folder. So for example to uninstall Photoshop, look for a photoshop folder in the applications folder and in that folder there should be an uninstaller and an application as well. To uninstall just launch the uninstaller

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that will erase everything associated with that program?

NO WAY!!??
Awesome, isn't it?


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yes how do i go to add remove programs in a mac and how do i remove that program?
Give AppZapper a try.
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WOW THIS IS AMAZING
i WOULD HAVE SEX WITH MY MACBOOK RIGHT NOW!!!! ITS SO GOOd
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AppZapper a try.
Or AppCleaner which is free
http://www.freemacsoft.net/AppCleaner/index.php
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