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Cannot remove DevonThink Pro from menu bar

I installed DEVONthink Pro, then uninstalled by removing the App from the Applications dir, but I can not get rid of the icon/menu in the menu bar. I've removed every file anywhere that has the ...
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Remove launchpad [duplicate]

I'm using alfred so no need in launchpad. Is it safe to delete launchpad, any applications that depends from it? How i can remove launchpad? Maybe AppCleaner application can help? Thanks.
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I've installed a new version of Safari and now it refuses to open and doesn't allow me to downgrade [duplicate]

I've installed a new version of Safari and now it refuses to open and doesn't allow me to downgrade. Someone pointed I had to reinstall the whole system. I'm reading on how to do it right ...
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Uninstaller that tracks installed files and removes them later

On windows I've used various utilities that actively track which files are added during a software install, and I'm sure there must be a good one for os x. Itrash (http://www.osxbytes.com/) is ...
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How to uninstall the ntfs-mac software?

I installed the ntfs-mac, but later I remove it into trash, I think I had deleted it completely, but now I can see a popup window that tell me me trial version of ntfs-mac had expried, so I think I ...
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How to cleanly remove Homebrew

How can I cleanly remove Homebrew. I might have a faulty older installation, and I'd like to have a fresh start.
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How to cleanly remove MacPorts

I'd like to cleanly remove all changes made by MacPorts as well as MacPorts itself, to try my luck with homebrew. How can I do that?
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How to uninstall Microsoft Silverlight from Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to uninstall Silverlight and install an older version to get Netflix working again. I updated Silverlight to version 5 not knowing that Netflix would end up throwing a N8109 error. Netflix ...
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How can I deinstall Drive Genius?

I had installed a trial version of Drive Genius. Now I want to delete it. I go to Applications list, it is not there. I search its name in SpotLight, it is not there either. But it keeps attaching ...
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Completely remove a program without uninstall app

I removed a program from my MacBook Pro by deleting the app. I also found a few other things in the file system and removed them. Is there a way to ensure no additional information is left on my ...
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How do I uninstall an iOS app completely?

I deleted and reinstalled a game on iOS. The app still knows my account name. According to another question there are no leftovers when an app is deleted. How it is possible that the app still knows ...
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How do I uninstall old SDKs?

I recently upgraded to MAC OS 10.8 but I observed the following folders in /Developer/SDKs: MacOSX10.5.sdk MacOSX10.6.sdk I googled and found out that I should run sudo ...
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Expunge a corrupted Excel program

All my downloaded spreadsheets are going to Excel which is totally corrupted. I want them to open in Numbers instead and ditch Excel if possible.
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Cannot update Microsoft Office 2011

I have tried numerous ways to fix this problem : Clean uninstall and re-install of Office 2011 Download individual updates Download older Office updates I always stop at "Destination Select" step ...
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How to can I upgrade Xcode 4.1 to 4.5.2 properly?

I'm trying to get Xcode up to date... but i think i have a little problem. I go in the Mac App Store. I find Xcode. I click on free button, it asks me to connect with my Apple-ID. Done. I get the ...
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How can I get System Information's “Installations” and such to correctly reflect the software I currently have?

I installed a bunch of software. Then I removed most of it. I used a variety of methods. AppCleaner for some things, mdfind -name 'Adobe Flash' |parallel rm -rf {} for others. I removed app ...
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Git stopped working after installing both Github osx client and RailsInstaller

Perhaps it was due to some conflict but now when typing git I get a blank line, it doesn't say command not found, just goes to the next line If I press return, it exits, and does nothing How do I ...
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Uninstall Lua from OS X 10.6.8

I was browsing the Lua source code and I did "make install". It worked perfectly but I could not uninstall it! How can I install Lua 5.0?
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how do i uninstall an app in mountain lion?

I'm trying to uninstall MAMP and MAMP pro from my mountain lion macbook and don't know how i should do that. I tried dragging the icon from my launchpad to the Trash, but it doesn't work. What should ...
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Uninstall multiple versions of Adobe Bridge

After installing Photoshop CS6 extended yesterday, I noticed that I have multiple versions of Adobe Photoshop and related programs (like Adobe Bridge), and they take up a lot of space. I don't really ...
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If I uninstall or delete Sparrow, will Mail files be left on my Mac? [closed]

If I delete Sparrow set up to use gmail via imap, does Sparrow have any local mail files? Or is everything on the server? I.e., if I uninstall sparrow, can I delete all Sparrow directories safely?
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Update application install by another appleID

I use a mac install before by another user. This user install some application like Xcode with this appleID. Now this user not use this computer and I want update application he install before. I ...
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Problem with libxml2-2.8.0 version on OS X Lion

I have installed OS X Lion and I was trying to resolve error libxml2 missing for Ruby programming purpose. I tried to install latest version of Libxml2 that is libxml2-2.8.0 Because of ...
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iTunes do not connect to iTunes Store anymore

This started to happen some days ago, but it's pretty annoying, my podcasts aren't been updating too. When I click in iTunes Store it just show 'accessing itunes store' (the loading bar) and just keep ...
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Why do some apps require a password when I move them to the trash?

Some applications located in /Applications require a password in order to move them to the trash, others don't. Then there are also apps which cannot be deleted because they are required by OS X (a ...
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How do you clear Mac install program files?

I installed a 30-day "test drive" of QuarkXpress, but got pulled in to other projects and didn't have time to test it. I now need to test it, but the 30 days are up. So I want to install the "test ...
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Can I safely uninstall iTunes from my Mac?

The only use I ever had for iTunes was updating and syncing my iDevices, but since the introduction of over-the-air updates and iCloud, I no longer have that need. My question therefore is if I can ...
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Do I really need Bonjour on Windows?

One of my least favorite things that Apple does to every Windows computer during an installation of iTunes is that it installs Bonjour. On almost every Windows machine I've installed iTunes on, ...
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Can I uninstall the Messages Beta?

I'm thinking about trying the Messages Beta on OS X Lion. I'm wondering if I will be able to uninstall it if I don't want to use it anymore. If so, will I be able to use iChat again?
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How do I manually uninstall the Developer Tools?

I installed the Developer Tools way back in Tiger or Leopard and I'd like to uninstall them now. I have Xcode 4.0.2. How do I uninstall them manually?
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Why there is no standard way to uninstall programs in MacOS? [closed]

Is not it ridiculous that every time you want to uninstall a program you have to google for some magical tricks "Delete files A,B,C in you /Library, run a .sh script from console, etc". Why Microsoft ...
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Removing uninstall icons

OS X newbie here. Many applications come with their own uninstall icons - like CS5.5, which adds three of them. Those are installed side-by-side with the application icons themselves. To me, they ...
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How can I delete VMWare from my MacBook Air?

I installed VMware on my MacBook Air (running OS X Lion) and now want to delete it. I dragged VMware into the trash and tried emptying it, but a popup notes that The operation can’t be completed ...
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How to uninstall a program through the App Store?

I want to uninstall some recently installed software which I installed using the Mac App Store. Is is possible to uninstall those programs from inside the App Store?
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Why does an uninstalled Canon LBP 5050 printer keep reappearing?

I used to have a Canon LBP 5050. It is no longer connected to the network or the Mac. I removed the printer from: "System Preferences → Printers" and even removed the ppd from /Library/Printers, using ...
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How can I revert to Snow Leopard?

Lion is crashing on me all the time and I am sick of it. I would like to do a clean install of Snow Leopard, but when I insert the dvd and hold 'c' on boot the computer just locks up and I have to do ...
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How do I remove GarageBand?

I'm nearly out of space and ~/Library/Application Support/GarageBand is taking up 1.5 GB and GarageBand.app is taking up 381 MB of my hard disk space. Can I simply remove the app itself and this ...
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How do I properly uninstall Kensington TrackballWorks from OSX Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall a program completely on a Mac? Kensington's TrackballWorks software does not seem to come with an uninstaller component, and is not compatible with my ...
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How can I remove Firefox using terminal?

I'm a beginner with Mac OS X. Would somebody please tell me how to fully uninstall Firefox using Terminal on Mac OS X Lion? I'm experiencing hangs and crashes with Firefox 5.0.1, so I want to remove ...
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Any idea what happened to /Library/Receipts in Mac OS X Lion?

Does anyone know why all the .bom files in /Library/Receipts moved to /var/db/receipts?
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How can I force an app to uninstall?

I just installed an app that was a waste of my time. The problem is, when I long-pressed the app to delete it, it didn't show an (x). How can I delete it? I've looked through the settings. I'm kind ...
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VMware fusion 4 won't launch due to out of date, running guests

When running the Upgrade Installer from VMware Fusion 3.1.3 to v4.0.1, this dialog pops up: A virtual machine is running with an older version of VMware Fusion. Please use the older version ...
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Can I uninstall stock Apple applications (e.g. Stickies)

Is it safe to uninstall stock OS X applications that I do not use? They're really just taking up space on my Applications list (and my SSD). The applications I'm eyeing for deletion are: Front Row ...
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Completely removing old version of MS Office

I have been migrating my account from Mac to Mac for years now. Every time a new Office version is out, I'd install it (X, 2004, 2008, and now 2011) and remove the old one after some time. Every ...
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Trouble launching Adobe AIR debugger after installing & uninstalling Port proxy

This is a rephrased post of this question. I haven't had any luck over on Stack Overflow, and I'm a relative newb to the macworld, so thinking there could be some mac guru's out there to help me. ...
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Uninstalling an incompatible color theme

Today I did a mistake I normally never do - I blindly installed a software on my mac without knowing what I was doing. I was looking for a dark color scheme and ran into this video ...
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How to Properly Uninstall Brother Twain Drivers in OS X 10.6

I recently had a situation where I wanted to uninstall a Brother TWAIN driver and rollback to an earlier version on my MBP (OS X 10.6.8). I found instructions on the Brother web site and followed them ...
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How can I remove this half-downloaded app from my iPhone?

On my iPhone homescreen there's an app which in an half-downloaded(actually, more like barely downloaded) state - (In case you're curious, I was trying to download Rage during it's ...
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Reinstalling XCode

I just upgraded to Lion, and was having problems with my old XCode installation, so I just removed it completely by running sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools sudo rm -rf /Developer Now ...
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How do I uninstall or downgrade from OS X Lion Server?

I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, then I purchased and installed the Server from App Store. Now I'd like to remove the Server features, and revert to standard Lion. I don't mind reinstalling, ...