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    Cleaning out files/applications
    Hi there!
    I've got a question about simple thing and I just want to make it clear.
    What's the proper way to clean my iMac, comparing to Control Panel in PC I would like to now is there anything like that in OSX, I'va got plenty of stuff that I don't need, how to remove it properly?
    Thanks a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg6699 View Post
    Hi there!
    I've got a question about simple thing and I just want to make it clear.
    What's the proper way to clean my iMac, comparing to Control Panel in PC I would like to now is there anything like that in OSX, I'va got plenty of stuff that I don't need, how to remove it properly?
    Thanks a lot
    Your posting is very unclear...especially after you made the statement:

    "I've got a question about simple thing and I just want to make it clear."

    When you say:

    "what's the proper way to clean my iMac"

    ...to me this means that you physically want to clean your iMac.

    i.e. clean the dirt & grime off of it.

    But then reading further it sounds like you want to delete or uninstall unnecessary files & programs from your computers hard drive.

    In any case...the proper way to delete or remove files is to drag them to the "trash can" or use an uninstaller program if you have them for each program.

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    To get rid of unwanted items, simply drag the item from the Finder and drop it onto the Trash icon in the Dock. The item will remain in the Trash folder (click the Trash icon to view its contents) until you either move it out of the Trash (if you decide to keep it) or empty it. From the Finder menu, choose Empty Trash.
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    thanks guys, i always do it that way, I was just wander is there any uninstalling option in OSX like in Windows.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg6699 View Post
    thanks guys, i always do it that way, I was just wander is there any uninstalling option in OSX like in Windows.
    Thanks
    Unless an application specifically comes with an uninstaller, that is the uninstalling option for any app.
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