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Yes, you can delete any simulator that you don't use. I do this routinely when I stop supporting older iOS versions. If you delete them and then you find that you need them at some point in the future, you can redownload them from Apple's developer site. The best way to delete them is in Xcode. Go to Window -> Devices and Simulators. This will open a ...


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Xcode now shares the simulators with all users. So, you need to remove the simulators from the following folder: /Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes For example: cd /Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes sudo rm -rf iOS\ 8.4.simruntime/ sudo rm -rf iOS\ 9.3.simruntime/ Cheers!


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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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So, I ended up removing all python installations, and reinstalling things via Homebrew. which python ---> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/python Delete the entire Python.framework directory from /Library/Frameworks. which python3 ---> /usr/local/bin/python3 Delete the entire python3 directory. I was a bit nervous about the symlinks. ...


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You can easily remove all unavailable simulators with this command in the terminal: xcrun simctl delete unavailable


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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 the ...


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It should be done in the app itself. In “Misc” tab, press the "Uninstall Karabiner-Elements" button. You can also uninstall Karabiner-Elements from command line. $ sudo '/Library/Application Support/org.pqrs/Karabiner-Elements/uninstall_core.sh' Documentation


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I found the answer in iTerm FAQs :: Where does iTerm2 store its settings?: defaults delete com.googlecode.iterm2


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brew cask uninstall --force This will remove all versions of a Cask.


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And unless you want the preferences lying around you can also do: brew cask zap [your cask]


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I usually just do brew remove --force $(brew list).


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It does exactly what it says it does–reinstalls macOS itself. It only touches operating system files that are there in a default configuration, so any preference files, documents and applications that are either changed or not there in the default installer are simply left alone. No doubt it is a bit more complicated than that but all a re-install does is ...


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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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I didn't find any professionnal answer on the Adobe server. Hence I had to make it. Here is the shell script I wrote with the help of another tool: Find all files modified around a known one and which I fully tested after an unwanted install (on Yosemite 10.10.4). Of course, this shell has to be run as root. This is why I added the set -ex to check exactly ...


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Despite @fsb's answer allows to delete simulator "instances" the right way to free a massive space used by old simulator platforms not needed anymore is going to the following folder: ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/iOS DeviceSupport and remove the folders corresponding to the simulator/platforms you don't need anymore. Additionally, there is a very good ...


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This rm -rf will not ask if you are sure when you delete, so be sure the cd command works to get you out of /tmp (the cd /tmp gets you to a safe place in case you copy/paste everything in one go so you don't delete files from your current directory) Try this in your Terminal: cd /tmp cd `brew --prefix` rm -rf Cellar brew prune rm `git ls-files` rm -r ...


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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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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 tried ...


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Move the .app file to the Trash, then manually delete the support folders listed in this IntelliJ support article: ~/Library/Preferences/[PRODUCT][VERSION] ~/Library/Caches/[PRODUCT][VERSION] ~/Library/Application Support/[PRODUCT][VERSION] ~/Library/Logs/[PRODUCT][VERSION]


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http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/install/mac_jre.html#A1096890 says To uninstall the JRE, you must have Administrator privileges and execute the remove commands either as root or by using the sudo(8) tool. Remove one directory and one file (a symlink), as follows: Navigate to /Library/Internet Plug-Ins and remove the ...


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Where Xcode stores simulators in 2019+ Catalina, Xcode 11.0 Runtimes $ open /Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes For example: iOS 13.0, watchOS 6.0 These take the most space, by far. Each one can be up to ~5GB Devices $ open ~/Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Devices For example: iPhone Xr, iPhone 11 Pro Max. These are typically <15 mb ...


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In order to uninstall iTunes, you need to delete (drag to the Trash) a lot of items: The application's icon. /Home/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iTunes....plist (a lot of files) and drag them to the Trash. Look in /Library/ folder for an iTunes folder and if you find one drag it to the Trash. Look in /Home/Library/ folder for an iTunes folder and drag it ...


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Idea #1 - clearing out files I noticed even after clearing out all the files that matched my find queries. find all files $ find . -type f |&grep -iE "zoom|zoom.us" find all directories $ find . -type d |&grep -iE "zoom|zoom.us" You can look at this output to figure out files to delete. This removed most of the Zoom.us cruft: $ rm -fr ~/...


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First, find out if the package is installed, and it's name: pkgutil --pkgs | grep -i ftdi It should output: com.FTDI.driver.FTDIUSBSerialDriver Then get a list of files: pkgutil --files com.FTDI.driver.FTDIUSBSerialDriver In my case, this was the result: Library Library/Extensions Library/Extensions/FTDIUSBSerialDriver.kext Library/Extensions/...


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If you have followed those instructions then you've installed three packages. fuse_wait just replaces a single file of the NTFS-3G install with an updated version. So you don't really need to do anything to uninstall this package; when you remove NTFS-3G it should automatically remove that updated version. To remove NTFS-3G either open the NTFS-3G ...


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Apple will remove this for you if you have enabled keep system files updated. https://eclecticlight.co/2019/07/10/apple-has-pushed-an-update-to-mrt-to-remove-zooms-hidden-web-server/ sudo softwareupdate --background-critical https://tidbits.com/2016/03/30/make-sure-youre-getting-os-x-security-data/ To check your MRT Configuration Data updates, you can do ...


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Application preferences and caches will not have any impact on system performance, but if there are leftover startup daemons running, etc., there could absolutely be a performance penalty. There is no way to know for certain how much of an impact there could be. The best advice I can offer is to always check the application developer's uninstall guidelines. ...


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From help.cleverfiles.com How to Uninstall Disk Drill What’s the correct way to uninstall all the components of Disk Drill? Usually, a Mac user will just move an app to the Trash, and consider the job done. But Disk Drill installs some low-core modules for effective data protection and recovery. So for this type of system-level software, dragging the app ...


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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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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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