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Hey,

I just got a new emac superdrive model, DAMN COOL if you ask me
first time using OS X and was wondering if there was the equivelant to
Add/Remove programs in Windows?
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Nope just drag and drop the applications from the applications folder into the trash

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wow, I was just going to ask the same question lol. I got my 12" Powerbook yesterday and it's awesome. I'll never go back to windows again.
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damn, how freakin simple is THAT? Drag it to the trash and its gone...I LOVE my new Mac.
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wow, I was just going to ask the same question lol. I got my 12" Powerbook yesterday and it's awesome. I'll never go back to windows again.
I got mine last week - it's great isn't it!?
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Thanks, thats so better than crappy windows.

I too am never going back
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I got my 12" PB in June, can I join the 12" PB club as well?
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Nope just drag and drop the applications from the applications folder into the trash
Love it...simpicity iteslf. The only other file you need to trash is the *.plist file for the app in question. Doing a Sherlock finds all necessary files, then it's trasheroo!!

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The only other file you need to trash is the *.plist file for the app in question.
What is this for?
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I think it's a sort of preference file for the app, but don't do a 'sherlock' for it, just type the app's name into your finder window's built-in search box and trash any files that turn up.

Although I think the .plist files are relatively tiny and don't slow down your mac so you could just leave them i suppose...
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yea u dont really need to bin them
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Speaking of the Bin, is there a key combo to circumvent the trashbin? Windows had Shift+ Delete.
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Speaking of the Bin, is there a key combo to circumvent the trashbin? Windows had Shift+ Delete.
Command + Delete
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Or download Xupport for free and change the system preferences so that when you delete something normally it just gets deleted permanently.
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wow... i love my new 12" pb as well... and i will never go back to windows.
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