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I have a list of applications I was interested in possibly removing as long as the OS does not need them to function.

For starters I want to remove Chess and Stocks as I never use them. However when I right click on them on Finder, there is not option to delete.

I can't imaging that Chess is integral to the OS working so how can I delete it?

I need it deleted it in such a way that when my computer automatically updates it does not show up again.


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marked as duplicate by fsb, Monomeeth macos May 16 at 23:32

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  • Also a duplicate of this: apple.stackexchange.com/q/303657/88313 Please use the search function at the top of the page to see if your question has already been answered. – fsb May 16 at 20:22
  • I updated the question to be more specific. – J.M. May 16 at 20:26
  • @J.M. As AdminHam said, the installer will always reinstall the 8MB Chess Application and reassert privileges. You will need to follow the instructions at the page marked duplicate after each update. – Ezekiel Elin May 16 at 23:38
  • This is not a duplicate, as you can create a Launch Agent ... – J.M. May 16 at 23:47

Tricky to keep them from coming back.. I would create a LaunchAgent to monitor the path(s) to the apps, & include a "sudo rm -r /path/to/app" command to delete them.


You would likely have to keep SIP disabled (but even this can be re-enabled through OS updates!)

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