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Can I delete any of the default apps the come with OS X? [duplicate]

Is it possible to delete any of the default apps in OS X? I suppose it is possible, but will anything break if I do? There's some, such as Stickies, iChat, Dictionary, etc. that I either have no use ...
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How to delete the News app on OSX? [duplicate]

I want to remove the News app from my computer. I tried to remove it myself: dsenableroot su - root sudo rm -rf /Applications/News.app "Operation not permitted" It appears I no longer in control of ...
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How to delete unused apps like Stocks.app and Grapher.app from Mojave [duplicate]

There are some apps that come with the OS on a Mac and which I've never used even once in years. Apps like "Grapher" or "Stocks". Now my disk is almost full and I'm trying to ...
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How can I remove a pre-installed application on macOS Sierra [duplicate]

I need to remove one of the pre-installed applications (Safari in my case) from a macOS Sierra system. Yet simply deleting the app, installing 3rd party "cleaning" software or any attempts to delete ...
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How do we delete protected apps in Mojave? [duplicate]

News.app, Stocks.app, GarageBand... when you try to delete them, you are forbidden because they are "protected" apps. I tried disabling SIP (System Integrity Protection) and still could not delete ...
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How delete an application that is bundled with macOS? [duplicate]

Backstory: I am running macOS Sierra and use TextEdit a lot. The problem is that I hate the Versions save schema that causes the universal Save As shortcut of CmdShiftS to instead create a copy of ...
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consequences of `sudo rm` apps that shipped with the OS (like Photos, Messages, Mail) [duplicate]

I've got numerous OSes installed on my Macintosh laptop for certain reasons. So I'd like to be as lightweight in my OS X as possible. What are the consequences of sudo rm -rf'ing the following ...
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Disabled mac os SIP but still can't delete default apps

I'm using mac os 11.2.1 Big Sur. My question concerns using the Terminal utility to delete Apple default apps protected by SIP. I have disabled System Integrity Protection and confirmed that it is off ...
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How do I delete useless Apple Apps on OSX?

I tried using terminal with sudo or su, while I do rm -rf to Photos.app, Chess.app, Mail.app, DVD Player.app, iBooks.app, but it said Operation not permitted. How can I delete these apps? (OS X ...
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How to delete pre-installed apps on macOS Catalina [duplicate]

Update: Please check the solution linked by @Phill, verified on 10.15.4 I used csrutil disable to turn off System Integrity Protection and deleted some unused pre-installed apps before macOS 10.14. ...
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How to remove Apple System Apps

How can I delete Apple OS X application such as Photos, iPhoto, and others that I never use?
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Remove preinstalled apps on Big Sur MacBook Pro M1 [duplicate]

Sorry for my English, I'm French and I've given up trying to remove preinstalled apps like Tv.app and FaceTime. app. I have tried a lot (even with SIP disabled) but nothing works. I'm kind very ...
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How can I remove unwanted preinstalled apps from macOS?

In macOS there are a lot of pre-installed bloatware applications. I know that I will never use them. Examples of such apps are: Chess, Stocks, Messages, TV and so on. While some of them may not take ...
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How to delete pre-installed apps in Catalina?

I want to delete the pre-installed apps, like Music, Books, Siri etc. from my iMac running Catalina. How do I do this? (NOTE: This question asks the same thing but was closed as a duplicate of this ...
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Missing Mail.app in Finder, but exists in /Applications folder

I've not ever wanted to use the Mail app on my Mavericks machine, but recently I decided I'd give it a shot. However when I went to Applications in Finder, I couldn't see it. Nor was it in ~/...
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