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    Onyx

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    I just read about onyx here on the forum. I got a new imac and used time machine to move the files to the new machine. It also moved Onyx for me. It is for Snow Leopard and the new machine is Mountain lion (I think)(ver 10.8.2). Should I uninstall the old Onyx and download the version for Mountain Lion? Seems that the answer should be yes, but checking before I delete anything from the new iMac.

    As usual...thanks for your time and help.

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    You are correct. Get rid of the old and download the download the new and you will be right to go.

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    I looked for an uninstaller in the apps file for Onyx and didn't find anything there. Looked in preferences and nothing there either. Is this one of the occasions where you just drag it to the waste paper basket??

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    When OnyX is open, go to the OnyX menu (top left hand corner of the screen) and select "Uninstall OnyX..." That should do it for you.
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    Any problem with using Sophos and OnyX on the same machine? I've got a 13" MBP 2012 w/Mountain Lion. Currently using Sophos on it. Think of adding OnyX as well.

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    Onyx

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    It won't open. It says "Onyx will not work with this version of osx).

    Any other ideas on how to uninstall it??

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    Just drag it to the trash. First download AppTrap and install. it will sit in your System Preferences>Other area so goto Syatem Preferences and look for Apptrap down the bottom, click on it and make sure you Activate it. Then drag Oynx to the Trash and AppTrap will do the rest by moving any System Files and other files associated with Oynx to the trash with it.

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    AliOop: I would uninstall Sophos. There is no need for it and it has been known to cause performance issues. Be sure to do so following the manufacturer's directions.

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    Onyx is a maintenance app, not an anti-virus app. So, there are no issues in running both...

    As long as the AV itself does not cause issues.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    I've also read that any third party uninstaller will not completely clean out all files associated with every app you use one on. Maybe it will do so for some apps, but maybe not. The best way to uninstall something, as I've read, is manual deletion. Now, that may mean running the app's own uninstaller first, then finding the stray files and deleting them. I'm not the expert; I'm just repeating what I've read.

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    I tried the Onyx thing but it's asking for my admin password.

    What password? I have no stinkin' password, and don't want one either, yet it seems that program won't run unless I create one?

    Well don't then. Pft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penetrex View Post
    I tried the Onyx thing but it's asking for my admin password.

    What password? I have no stinkin' password, and don't want one either, yet it seems that program won't run unless I create one?

    Well don't then. Pft.
    Your computer is probably asking for a password because you're trying to install a new application. This is a measure to insure someone does not install any unauthorized apps.

    If you don't have a password setup...then leave the password box blank...and just hit or click enter.

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    I did that but it said I need to set up a password to use it.

    On the same theme, just tried buying an app from the app store, and it asked for my Apple ID and user. Well it's the same as the one of the computer I'm using, isn't it? Why not just remember me, with the 'keychain' thing?

    Anyway, tried entering it, it claims I got it wrong, twice, and now I have to reset the thing? I just can't be bothered with all this.. Is it the same password as iTunes? I'd presume so but I bought stuff from iTunes recently, was logged in earlier today, so what the heck?

    This thing is ^^$#@# me off already...

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    Great, so I jump through the hoops to reset my password - and now it says "The password specified has been used within the past year. Please select another".

    So the password I entered WAS right then, wasn't it?

    FFS...

    Is this sort of thing normal with a Mac? Just tell you your password's wrong, for no reason? Is that some sort of security thing?

    ?

    This kind of crap (can we swear on here? Are we grown-ups?) is exactly why I don't LIKE unnecessary passwords..

    Great, now my 'session has timed out'.. I can understand why Macs have great security. Because if something is annoying you to the point you can't be asked to use it, then it should be pretty secure, right?

    Saved me some money too, as I can't be bothered to buy that software now, or anything else for this. I already have it (GreatPhotos) on my PC anyway. Can't be bothered if I have to keep jumping through such hoops.

    PFT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penetrex View Post
    I did that but it said I need to set up a password to use it.

    On the same theme, just tried buying an app from the app store, and it asked for my Apple ID and user. Well it's the same as the one of the computer I'm using, isn't it? Why not just remember me, with the 'keychain' thing?

    Anyway, tried entering it, it claims I got it wrong, twice, and now I have to reset the thing? I just can't be bothered with all this.. Is it the same password as iTunes? I'd presume so but I bought stuff from iTunes recently, was logged in earlier today, so what the heck?
    Quote Originally Posted by Penetrex View Post
    Great, so I jump through the hoops to reset my password - and now it says "The password specified has been used within the past year. Please select another".

    So the password I entered WAS right then, wasn't it?

    Is this sort of thing normal with a Mac? Just tell you your password's wrong, for no reason? Is that some sort of security thing?

    This kind of crap (can we swear on here? Are we grown-ups?) is exactly why I don't LIKE unnecessary passwords..

    Great, now my 'session has timed out'.. I can understand why Macs have great security. Because if something is annoying you to the point you can't be asked to use it, then it should be pretty secure, right?

    Saved me some money too, as I can't be bothered to buy that software now, or anything else for this. I already have it (GreatPhotos) on my PC anyway. Can't be bothered if I have to keep jumping through such hoops.
    To be honest...your issues have expanded well beyond the topic of this thread. Instead of cluttering up this thread...why not start a new thread...so everyone can focus on your issues. This will help you get answers & get them more quickly.

    Also...don't forget to try the Mac-Forums search function. Issues/confusion with Apple ID's do get asked & answered frequently...so the answer may already be sitting in a previous thread.

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