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Yes, technically, you can, but you shouldn't. Reasons you shouldn't: Apple will sometimes update the applications in minor OS upgrades. As the rest of the application isn't there, you end up with only the files that were changed. What if you decide you need them in the future? You'll have to reinstall the OS. On Snow Leopard and later, the apps you ...


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if you want do it free you can use: AppCleaner and if you want to pay a little and gain some extra features use: CleanApp


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The MacPort documentation advises to use your Terminal and type: sudo port -fp uninstall installed and with this command, all remaining items will be deleted: sudo rm -rf /opt/local sudo rm -rf /Applications/DarwinPorts sudo rm -rf /Applications/MacPorts sudo rm -rf /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.* sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/DarwinPorts*.pkg sudo ...


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No. You cannot uninstall apps from within the App Store. How can I delete an application? You can delete them like in iOS: Open Launchpad. Click and hold the app you want to delete (or hold ⌥) Delete by clicking on the X. Note: The X appears only for apps which have been installed using the Mac App Store. Locate the Applications folder where ...


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Instead of Uninstalling these apps, you could just hide them. Doing this in Terminal: sudo chflags hidden /Applications/Chess.app Will hide the application from sight, but will still be there. Here is the link for the source: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20091229093051878


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From Apple's knowledge base article about Bonjour on Windows (my emphasis): iTunes uses Bonjour to find shared music libraries, to find AirPort Express devices for streaming music to, and to find Apple TVs. Safari uses Bonjour to find devices advertising web pages on your network. Many of today's network printers, network cameras, and wireless ...


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AppCleaner all the way. The vast majority of apps on the Mac are self-contained, which is why there's no built-in uninstall method in Mac OS X. The only exception to that is plist files - essentially just application preferences. These are tiny text files and usually inconsequential if left behind when you remove an app. (Leaving them also preserves you ...


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Yup, if you no longer want it on your system, those are the two biggest offenders in terms of size. To be completely thorough, have a look through ~/Library/Preferences/ for the .plist file and trash that too. If you're on a purge, it may be worth looking at iMovie/iDVD too if you don't use those.


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Sure, you can just delete them. When system updates are applied, though, they may "reappear" and not function as the updater may just blithely write the files, assuming the apps have not been moved or deleted. Why delete them? They don't take up much space and you can remove them from the Dock. I don't use Dictionary or Chess either, but it's not an issue ...


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Yes. In the Messages menu, there's an option to uninstall the beta. Apple just messes with the App bundle to add support for the iMessage protocol. The underlying app is pretty much the same. See this AskDifferent Answer and this post which it references for more information.


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Yes, simply run the following in Terminal: sudo <Xcode>/Library/uninstall-devtools --mode=all Where <Xcode> is the default installation of Xcode, typically: sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools --mode=all


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Yes, you can remove /Applications/GarageBand.app and ~/Library/Application Support/GarageBand from your system. In case you are wondering if other files related to GarageBand are remaining, you can get a listing of all files installed by GarageBand by issuing the following command: $ lsbom /Library/Receipts/boms/com.apple.pkg.GarageBand51.bom lsbom ...


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Since the server component changes files and preferences, you can't easily undo those changes other than by a back up. There is no uninstall - and there are in general no way to undo any patch or upgrade - even between major revisions like 10.6.7 to 10.6.8. The only sure way is to restore those settings and files that get changed from a backup or set things ...


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The standard way, assuming the program is following all of the App guidelines Apple lays out, is to drag the .app bundle from the installation location (usually /Applications) to the Trash. There are some exceptions to this, but for the most part that's how you do it. The program files that get left behind in ~/Library/Application Support can also be ...


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You are able to use "[computer name].local" domains all over your network. This also applies to Apple mobile devices and other hardware (I have: Mac Mini, Western Digital NAS, HP printer and Linux laptop -- it has its own Bonjour called Avahi). Please support adoption of the Zeroconf protocol and report bugs to Apple, because they give us an opportonity to ...


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Xcode comes with an uninstaller. Just run sudo <Xcode directory>/Library/uninstall-devtools --mode=all


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Nathan - I made a mistake on a mac where I wasn't the main administrator. I sure meant to delete the app and even dragged it into the trash, but a day later when the update bubble was still there, I found I didn't really delete the app (In my case it was installed on a different user on a multi user system and rather than move to the trash, it copied ...


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Also bear in mind that many applications will include an uninstall option as part of their installation package, either as a separate program/script within the .DMG file or as a specific option in the installation wizard itself. So although it might seem counter-intuitive, it's often worth mounting the original .DMG file (that you downloaded) again, and ...


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AppZapper AppZapper is by far my favorite way to remove an Application and clean up any associated files in Preferences or Application Support. Also, here's a tip. Drag AppZapper to your Finder's toolbar like so. This will then give you the ability to drag applications you want to uninstall by dragging the application on top of the the AppZapper shortcut ...


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Not a direct answer to your question, but you can also use "Suspicious Package", a QuickLook plug-in for Finder, to see what files a package installed: http://www.mothersruin.com/software/SuspiciousPackage/ Depending on what files were installed where, you may be able to find them in Finder and drag to the trash; otherwise you may have to go into Terminal ...


4

You open up Cydia>Manage and then delete the app. Enjoy!


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To remove Firefox.app: Login with an administrator account sudo rm -rf /Applications/Firefox.app/ You get the same result by just dragging the Firefox app from /Applications/ to the trash. If the crashes continue after reinstalling, deleting preferences and support files in the user library may help: ~/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.firefox* ...


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Try this: Open Activity Monitor from /Applications/Utilities and change the Show drop down from My Processes to All Processes. Sort by name and find any processes that have the name VMWare. Press the Quit Process button and click Force Quit. For removing the app, I recommend AppZapper.


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If you don't use it, you are welcome to remove it. However consider that the ability to backup/install/upgrade etc over USB is going to be considerably faster than doing everything via iCloud. Particularly for a restore, using an iTunes backup will be much faster and get your device back in a single step, whereas using iCloud backups will perform a staged ...


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Have you tried just moving the application bundles to trash in Finder? If that doesn't work or you want to remove the support files as well, removing applications from Launchpad (by clicking the cross icons shown while holding option) should remove other files as well.


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Try this in your Terminal: cd `brew --prefix` rm -rf Cellar brew prune rm `git ls-files` rm -r Library/Homebrew Library/Aliases Library/Formula Library/Contributions rm -rf .git rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/Homebrew More info about this topic can be found in the Homebrew FAQ.


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Specifically for the gamed service, the following command in one of the posts about a similar topic on the Apple Support Communities worked for me, without any need to modify plists or rename files: sudo defaults write /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.gamed disabled -bool true Changing "true" back to "false" will re-enable it, although I've not ...


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lsbom -p F /var/db/receipts/com.apple.pkg.Server*.bom | perl -pi -e 's/\.//' Gives you the files installed by the Server packages, in double quotes, absolute paths.


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Reboot. I had an app stuck in the Loading... state and a reboot of my iPhone cleared it away. I was able to re-download it again without any issues. To reboot your phone hold down the Power button for 5 seconds. You'll see the power off slider appear. Slide it to turn the phone off. Once off, use the Power button to turn it back on.



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