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    I was just wondering how you uninstall programs.. i usually just erase and reinstall OSX because thats what i like to do.. but.. i wouldnt mind learning how to just uninstall programs...

    thanks..

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    most programs can be dragged to the trash to be un installed.

    Sometimes you have to delete preferences from your library, usually a search for the program's name will reveal those files.

    There is no registry or anything like on PC that needs to be uninstalled from. Just drag and drop.
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    Originally posted by Disko@Jul 21 2004, 01:14 PM
    most programs can be dragged to the trash to be un installed.

    Sometimes you have to delete preferences from your library, usually a search for the program's name will reveal those files.

    There is no registry or anything like on PC that needs to be uninstalled from. Just drag and drop.
    *zen accidentally dragged and drop his Applications folder into the bin on the second day he got it

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    zen,

    I&#39;m seven months behind your post about dropping Applications folder into the Trash, but I can relate to dropping the wrong things in the wrong places. In 1995 when I bought my first Mac, a Performa 580, I accidentally dropped a letter to a friend in the printer icon instead of the Trash . . . and somewhere in the system there&#39;s a mention of it still there over 9 years later&#33;
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    Originally posted by Disko@Jul 21 2004, 01:14 PM
    most programs can be dragged to the trash to be un installed.

    Sometimes you have to delete preferences from your library, usually a search for the program&#39;s name will reveal those files.

    There is no registry or anything like on PC that needs to be uninstalled from. Just drag and drop.
    I&#39;d also like to learn a little more about this...

    What other sorts of things can you delete after you&#39;ve thrown the application package into the trash and deleted it?
    I did a search in Finder for a recently uninstalled application (Quicksilver), and came up with a .plist inside the preference folder, and also an empty Quicksilver folder inside Cache and Application Support.

    Are these deletable also? Or am I better off letting some maintenance program like Onyx delete all these unnecessary files/folders for me?

    I&#39;ve just recently switched as well, and I guess too many years double checking my PC registry or shared dlls makes me worry about unwanted files.

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    Today I removed Thunderbird from my machine, here&#39;s how I did it.

    I opened Finder, selected Macintosh HD and then typed &#39;thunderbird&#39; in the search box. I then dragged all the resulting files to Trash from Finder. That&#39;s it, the application and all it&#39;s associated files are gone.

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    What CarbonRods said - a great method of uninstalling. Trinidad, you can remove a plist if you like - they&#39;re just the preference files i mentioned in my previous post. The only application that will use them is whichever one you&#39;d removed already.
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    Ahh.. Thanks for sharing that info&#33;

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