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Can I delete unnecessary device simulators of Xcode?

I found that Xcode on my laptop consumes much of its storage, so I am trying to delete unnecessary files in Xcode. There are four directories under Application/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/....
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Uninstall confer app

I'm new to mac os and Apple products in general, this is my first experience with it. While using my macbook pro for the first time, I saw that I have a "Confer" app which I didn't install, I tried to ...
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Delete / Uninstall iTunes on macOS High Sierra (v10.13)

How can I remove iTunes from my Mac? I've tried to delete it via Terminal and using the app AppCleaner. No luck. cd /Applications/ sudo rm -rf iTunes.app/ Results in: Operation not permitted I ...
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Traces of Visual Studio for mac throughout macOS!

I recently installed Visual Studio For Mac. I didn't liked the IDE and UI so I removed it, according to steps suggested by various stack exchange community posts. Today when I used Omni Disk Sweeper ...
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How to uninstall hide.me VPN?

I'd like to uninstall Hide.me VPN (e.g. following the instructions on https://www.uninstallmacapp.com/hideme-1-12-removal.html), but I can't seem to get rid of it. Firstly, I open the 'task manager', ...
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How to uninstall Preference Panes?

I am running OS X Sierra on a MacBook Air. I don't remember exactly how, but quite some time ago I installed CUDA on my Mac (I was a newb then, I didn't know I wouldn't be able to run it without an ...
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Error “Metric (TFM) file not found” with MacTex 2016

I want to use TexMaker as LaTeX editor on a Macbook with OS X 10.9.5. I installed TexMaker 4.5 and MacTex 2016. A first attempt to compile a given document (that was written with TexMaker on a Linux ...
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How to Purge iTerm2

My iTerm2 had developed some bug where it no longer saved new profiles. After restarting the app, the new profile would be gone. Therefore I tried reinstalling the app. I deleted it from the ...
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Remove and Reinstall Python on Mac — Can I trust these old references?

I'm new to the mac, and apparently I've made some sort of error. I've been learning python, via tutorials, and between Homebrew, Pip and XCode somehow my versions are all mixed. Pip3 points to ...
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How do I uninstall Tuxera NTFS?

I wanted to remove the NTFS support I installed using Tuxera NTFS. When I checked out my preference pane, the option seems to have been greyed out. How do I uninstall it now? I tried disabling it but ...
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How can I remove a pre-installed application on macOS Sierra

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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Install Adobe Reader DC without uninstalling Adobe Reader?

How can I install the Adobe Reader DC without uninstalling the old Adobe Reader (11)? I want to manage the installation of Adobe Reader DC on my clients without deleting their old Adobe Reader. Is ...
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How to Uninstall Lightspeed From Mac

Just checked my Activity Monitor on my Mac, and I saw something like the image below running. How can I uninstall/remove that: Updated As far as I remember, I downloaded a software named Lightspeed ...
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Remove ZoomAudioDevice from Audio Devices

I'm a mac user for years, even a developer, but I cannot remove this audio device from "zoom.us" from my Mac. Any ideas appreciated ...
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Uninstalling Teamviewer Fully

I have been trying to remove teamviewer fully becuase of some leftover services trying to run the app (which've already been deleted a long time ago). I do run a find command to see what is left from ...
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There is a broken Sophos entry in Keychain Access after uninstalling the program - how do I remove it?

I've followed the official instructions and also tried running the official removal tool (which btw hangs) for Sophos anti-virus for Mac but I still see a "Sophos" entry in Keychain Access. I have ...
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What does “Reinstall macOS” do, exactly?

I was recently having some problems with iTunes, and decided to reinstall macOS Sierra. I held Command+R on startup and clicked on "Reinstall macOS" without erasing the hard drive in Disk Utility. ...
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How do I uninstall Setapp when iStat is running?

I'm trying to uninstall the Setapp. I was going to think about renewing my subscription later but it forced my hand because iStat constantly pops up a windows that says: Your Setapp subscription is ...
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Uninstalling Nokia Flasher Harmattan

My MacBook Pro runs El Capitan. By mistake, I installed Nokia's flasher 3.12.1 (which they say is for Harmattan - to be honest, I do not really know what this means, but I content myself to know this ...
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My Mac has Python3 and 2.7 installed. How do I uninstall Python3 but keep 2.7?

I installed python3 a few days ago, but I need to use version 2.7 for school. When I run in terminal, it shows like below: RandeMacBook-Pro:~ ranshu$ which python /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/...
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How do I uninstall an app from my Mac?

I know I'm a bit silly here, and I've just recently switched from Windows to Mac. All I would do on a PC is press Win+X and then the F key to get to "Programs and Features" window, and search for the ...
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Reinstallation of Barclays Mobile Banking keeps previous installation's data, even after I completely remove app from iPhone

I am trying to uninstall an application (Barclays application) I have installed using Apple Store and reinstall it again. The problem is that even if I uninstall (by tapping on it and click 'X')it ...
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Is it possible and safe to uninstall pre-installed apps and to reinstall them when needed?

Is it okay to uninstall apps that came with my Mac like iMovie and GarageBand? I don't think I'll be using GarageBand so I'm planning to uninstall it. Additionally, if there would be a time I may ...
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Can I delete the Watch app without unpairing Apple Watch?

I have an Apple Watch paired to my iPhone. I don't use the apple-watch.app often, so I'd like to remove the app from my Home screen. Are there any consequences if I remove the apple-watch.app from ...
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I installed a library for programming. How do I remove it?

I installed the g2 graphical library on my mac using the terminal for a school assignment and now that I'm done with it I'd like to know how to remove it. Are there like commands I can run on the ...
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Uninstalled apps still appear in settings

I have deleted an app with intentions of reinstalling, but when I clicked App Store and searched for the app, instead of showing the option to download it's showing "open" as if I still have the app. ...
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How to remove something I have downloaded via curl

I have followed this article: link and ran the following command: curl -s http://php-osx.liip.ch/install.sh | bash -s 5.6 How do I remove this, since I upgraded to Sierra and I already have php 5....
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How do I uninstall Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac?

This application is not listed in my apps, nor does it ship with an uninstaller I can locate. The support site says to contact their support team, but the product is not listed in the drop down for ...
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How to uninstall SaltyBeer Skype call recorder?

I wanted to test SaltyBeer Skype Call recorder. So I downloaded saltybeer-mac-installer.pkg and installed it on my OS X 10.11.6. Now when I open Skype, it opens SaltyBeer automatically. Now I want to ...
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Delete MacOS Sierra Installer .dmg after Update

I downloaded the "Install MacOS Sierra.app", it says there I have to move it to /Applications and then run it afterwards to update my OS on local machine. Now, after it ran through, can I cleanly ...
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What should I do with preferences etc. after deleting an application?

When I delete an application, preference files in ~/Library and other places usually don't deleted as well. How should I handle these files, should/can I delete them without impacting the system?
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How to manually uninstall Adium completely from Mac OS X?

How do I manually uninstall Adium from Mac OS X? I uninstalled Adium using "AppCleaner", which seems to have caused my "Internet Accounts" logins to malfunction (I'm guessing the uninstaller deleted ...
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How to remove EPSON Projector Audio driver?

I made the mistake of installing the EPSON Projector Audio driver. It gets selected all the time, now, even when there is no EPSON Projector around. There's no obvious way to get rid of it. How do I ...
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How to uninstall application from iOS when there are many of them?

How to uninstall some application from iOS? Please don't say to press and to hold an app icon, because it is impossible to find it visually in my case. My child downloaded a lot of games and made a ...
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“Allow Deletion of Running Applications” Option

I needed to delete/uninstall an application that was running. It was screen saver app that ran over the regular screen saver, and I hated it. I downloaded it from the App Store, and do not suspect ...
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Office 2011 to 2016

I upgraded to 2016 but it wasn't really an upgrade but a parallel install Then i imported my default identify from outlook 2011 into the 2016 and 2016 is working fine and then i deleted my outlook ...
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How to uninstall Java SE 6 on OS X 10.11?

I found an old copy of Adobe CS4 that I had tucked away. I decided to install on my 2014 MBP as I was interested in running Illustrator for some vector images I was wanting to use. It required that I ...
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Can't find uninstaller in Folx downloader.mac.dmg

I'm new to OS X and I don't know too much about it. After installing Folx on my Mac I realized I didn't like it. I tried to remove it but the plugin didn't remove. When I download any file with ...
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How to Remove iOS dev/IDE/… from Xcode?

I need space in my SSD. I just need terminal tools in OS X El-capitan, not the Xcode IDE, not iOS, ... The space 10.49 Gb is just too much in my 60 GB disk partition. These PATHs do not work anymore ...
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get rid of uninstalled app from updates in app store

In the app store, I have a update for an app called "Nepenthes", by Wei Li, which claims to be "for enterprise solution". However, I've never installed an app by that name, and I can't find it ...
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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 QtSDK/SDKMaintenanceTool.app/Contents/...
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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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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.