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How can I uninstall safari Technology Preview?

I installed Safari Technology Preview, but want to get rid of it now. Clicking and holding on Launchpad doesn't do the trick, STP "wiggles" without a cross. The download is an installer, so I'm ...
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How to Uninstall System Apps by AppCleaner?

I know there is the graphical method by which you can individually remove each system app such as Chess, Safari, Mail, Game Center, Photo Booth, FaceTime, iBooks, iTunes, Maps, Dictionary, Automator, ...
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How to uninstall Jetbrains IDE?

When news version of Jetbrains IDE is installed previous version does not remove automatically. And currently there are no option (i.e. checkbox) to uninstall old version while installing. How can ...
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How to Uninstall Qt in El Capitan?

I know the thread How to uninstall Qt Creator on Mac Yosemite but I cannot locate Qt folders in $HOME/Library/. The following command is also unsuccessful sudo ...
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I am Unable to Uninstall an Applications like Node or Atom in OS X

I just bought a Macbook Pro and I'm new to OSX. I can't uninstall applications like Node, Atom, etc. They are not shown in my Application folder nor in the Launcher. How can i delete them?' Below ...
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Uninstalling idisplay problems

i installed idisplay app and my desktop image was gone, proceeded to uninstall the app and the problem is still there. I did reset all the rams and my computer several times, but still when its ...
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Ghost apps under settings showing allow (null) to access

I had a few apps that were hung on update a while back. I thought I had caught all of them and re-downloaded them. One in particular sends reminders at specific times of day. For the last few days ...
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Know installation source of PHP

I'm finding myself in an awkward situation. I need to install PHP and Nginx for development but I do not want to mess up my Mac with multiple installations. I have found that PHP and PHP-fpm are ...
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Can't launch or uninstall Disk Drill

I've got these two icons in my menu bar, which appear to be an application called Disk Drill (see red rectangle): Basically, I want to uninstall Disk Drill and have these two icons removed from my ...
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How to uninstall Corel Painter Internal Audio Driver in OS X Yosemite

I had installed Corel Painter 2016 on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with its .pkg installer. I removed installed files from /Applications/ by dragging them to the Trash. Today I noticed that there is an ...
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How to clean uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

Having to fill a government document I was suggested to install the last version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC on my Mac (10.10.4). I downloaded version 2015.009.20069 from Adobe server. This software ...
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Can I easily delete apps I don't use from OS Yosemite without damaging other apps? [duplicate]

To free up disk space, I'm asking if it's possible and safe to remove some apps from my Mac OS X Yosemite download that I never use. If "yes", how do I do this safely and, hopefully, quickly.
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How to completely remove Fuse for Mac OS X NTFS-3G

I have problem with the removing of NTFS-3G. These instructions say: If you have followed those instructions then you've installed three packages. fuse_wait just replaces a single file of ...
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iCloud for Windows can't upgrade, uninstall, or repair. How can I proceed?

Lately Apple Software Update has been popping up with a recommended upgrade to iCloud 5.0. (I am currently on 4.1.1.53, on Windows 10 with the Fall Update). Each time I attempt to upgrade, the ...
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After removing mysql, when I execute mysql my prompt changes?

I am not sure why this is happening. I made a mistake and I installed mysql with brew, then I forgot and I installed again but with the dmg package. Then I wanted to remove completely both and make ...
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Can't uninstall Java under El Capitan

Since installing El Capitan, I am not able to run Adobe Photoshop or Dreamweaver (old versions). I get the message "You need to install the legacy Java SE runtime" I am trying to uninstall Java and ...
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How can I completely uninstall DisplayLink?

Once upon a time, I installed DisplayLink but have since uninstalled it. I have another program on my computer that keeps crashing and upon looking at the logs, it seems to be an issue with the ...
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Homebrew installation failed on OS X El Capitan. Uninstall won't work. How do I start over and reinstall?

I'm trying to install Homebrew. Running OS X 10.11.1. When installing, I got an error message. I now can't retrieve the output I got, but there were several "fatal" errors. When trying to reinstall ...
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How to correctly uninstall an App Store application [duplicate]

Recently I installed Pages which I purchased with version of iWork '09. Unfortunately this operation downloaded and installed version Pages 5.5.3 which is not exactly an upgrade of Pages '09. ...
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Should I trash old CS6 programs before reinstalling CS6 on same disc?

After experiencing hardware problems on a MacMini, I need to reinstall CS6 on the internal SSD. I used Utilities/Adobe/CS6 installer to uninstall CS6 programs. These remain on the SSD but are now ...
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How can I identify and uninstall all apps installed by a certain user?

I have a Macbook that was also used by a previous employee of my job. I made the mistake of not reformatting the entire thing when I installed it. Now I have a new Mac app store ID, but the apps ...
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How can I uninstall JRE without uninstalling JDK

I have installed JDK to start coding, but it unfortunately comes with JRE which has serious security web browsing issues. Anyone knows how to uninstall JRE without uninstalling JDK? Thanks!!
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How to completely remove GoToMeeting.app?

I installed the GoToMeeting.app because a client used it. I no longer need it, but I can't seem to remove it. Its burrowed in worse than most malware found on a PC. I tried a simple drag and drop ...
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An app downloaded from the Mac App Store re-installs itself after I delete it. How can I remove it permanently?

The app in question is iCare by Chen Yuhua. I have tried uninstalling the proper way through launchpad and also manually by removing all files and system files that are returned by Searching "iCare" ...
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Uninstall OpenZFSonOSX on OS 10.10?

I installed OpenZFSonOSX even though it is not compatible with OS X 10.10. The zfs commands are not working and make the Mac to restart immediately. I tried "uninstall-openzfsonosx.sh". It causes a ...
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How do I delete apache from OS X Yosemite?

How do I delete apache from OS X Yosemite? I want to start with a new unaltered configuration so I will also need to know how to install the latest version. Following other posts to delete/reinstall ...
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OS X Server leaves some unwanted open ports after removal

I am currently running OS X Version 10.9.5 (Mavericks). In the past I installed OS X server and had to sign some certificates so that users could authenticate with the VPN function (which is what I ...
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Homebrew mass unstallation

Hello I am wondering if there is a way to uninstall all "programs" installed by homebrew? I was using it and installed programs that corresponded to programming or using C/C++ and used the terminal to ...
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Uninstall Windows Virtual PC

I was looking for Parallels in DreamSpark earlier on today and thought I would install 'Windows Virtual PC' since I found it. The only issue is I have installed it on Yosemite (2015 MBP) and Finder ...
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How to find command line program with which

I am trying to remove all traces of Ureka. I followed the instructions in the link to do this, but when I test if it is gone with $ur_setup I see that the terminal does know what it should be looking ...
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Manual completly uninstall Chrome & Chorme Canary OSX Yosemite

I am trying to uninstall/delete chrome & chrome canary, but for some reason, when I restart the computer both programs still there. I am manually deleting this files and folders ...
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Why I can't remove iTunes and how to remove it?

Whenever I run sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app, it is deleted, but after some time it's automatically restored. How can I get rid of iTunes forever without any chance of it coming back?
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Removing MacCleanse Helper

While looking at the activity monitor it occurred to me that I've a Mac Cleanse Helper process visible in the Energy tab. I might have installed this program in past but I got rid of it. How can I ...
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How to uninstall Ghostscript from OS X?

I just installed the current version of ghostscript on OS X 10.8.5 and found afterwards that apparently an older version was already installed → there are two folders now in ...
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Terminal command to delete everything I've ever created

I have so much junk installed on my work laptop I want to start with a fresh machine. However, I must keep the account I have as I do not have system permissions to create another account. How can I ...
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How to uninstall “Installations” under System Report?

I was wondering how I can access these five programs that I downloaded without having the proper knowledge of uninstalling them. They have been messing with my system audio output through the ...
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Uninstall rEFInd 0.8-3.7 on Yosemite

I recently tried installing rEFInd on Yosemite using the command ./install.sh --alldrivers however it would not recognise the ubuntu 14.04 x64 for Mac disk I made and so I would like to uninstall ...
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how to remove a backup of a purchased app

I have a certain app installed on my iPhone 6 Plus device. Due to some technical issues with this app, I need to completely remove it from the device and re-install it. Although it seems like I can ...
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Completely uninstall, remove, delete any reference to Coda 2 by Panic!

How do I completely remove Coda 2 by Panic!? I love the app, and have been using it for years, however I did a fresh install on a new mac, and had it all set up, then I went to add some plugins and it ...
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How to Uninstall non-drag-and-drop Program?

I dragged a software (Abbyy Finereader 8 - old version) to external disc and noticed that it does not work there. I dragged it back and noticed it does not work there because of some internal ...
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Removing HomeBrew? [duplicate]

I had to rebuild the OS for my iMac/Yosemite system. Homebrew persists in installing software to the old, corrupted profile. What should I do? I think that I should remove Homebrew and re-install ...
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Installed App with Brew Cask Over Existing Install, Did it Remove the Old App Files?

I upgraded to the latest OpenOffice (from 3.4.1 to 4.1.1) with brew-cask without realizing OpenOffice 4 was already installed: $ brew cask install openoffice ==> Downloading ...
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How to completely remove Fuse for Mac OS X, MacFUSE, NTFS-3G

I want to switch to Tuxera NTFS for better support. But don’t know how to uninstall all these apps before completely switching to Tuxera. I also install fuse_wait.pkg but I am not sure how to ...
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Does A New Installation Contain Personal Information?

I am going to sell my MacBook Air when the new MacBook comes out and so I want to make sure there is no personal Information available to the next user. I am going to wipe my SSD and reinstall the OS ...
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If I uninstall Terraria on my son's ipad 2 will he lose all his work and worlds done to date?

If I uninstall Terraria on my son's ipad 2 will he lose all his work and worlds done to date? I haven't done anything yet as I want to know before I uninstall if everything will be lost when I ...
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How to uninstall Java 1.8 under OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

There are a few answers on old questions about the same issue under Lion / Mountain Lion. Now with Java 1.8 and OS X 10.10 I wonder if anything has changed? Would be great to have exact removal steps. ...
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Remove ubuntu on macbook

I just inherited an old macbook a1226 The os is single Linux 1.99-ubuntu3.10 It is broken (os) for some reason I'd like to restore IT some sort of OS X native os installed onto IT. I have tried ...
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How to uninstall “Munki Managed Software Center.app”?

How to properly uninstall mymac:~ meself$ brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If everything you use ...
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Correctly removing the default Python installation

I intend to replace the default Python installation with the one from Homebrew. Below is a list of steps that I want to take, but I first want to make sure that I'm not doing anything destructive, ...
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“DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed” error dialog when re-opening Google Drive after re-installation

I recently ran into this problem when doing desktop support for a user, and wanted to share the solution. They had deleted the Google Drive app and re-installed it, but then kept seeing this error ...