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    Default ho do i delete programs on my macbook pro?

    im new to mac's just wondering how do i delete programs that i downloaded on my mac.
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    Default ho do i delete programs on my macbook pro?

    . Personally, I use AppCleaner.
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    Default ho do i delete programs on my macbook pro?

    Just drag the app to the trash.
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    Default Re: ho do i delete programs on my macbook pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    Just drag the app to the trash.
    Dragging the app icon to the trash removes the program file, but leaves a lot of miscellaneous stuff on your system... stuff like the .plist files and any user data, etc.

    I use AppZapper... some apps come with an uninstaller, too.
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    Default ho do i delete programs on my macbook pro?

    True, but for a Mac newbie dragging it to the trash is the easiest thing to do.
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    Default Re: ho do i delete programs on my macbook pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karenkcoulter View Post
    True, but for a Mac newbie dragging it to the trash is the easiest thing to do.
    "Easiest" is not necessarily "best".
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    Default ho do i delete programs on my macbook pro?

    Ehh, the junk left behind doesn't really do any harm unlike stuff that gets left in a Windows registry. But I run AppTrap which asks me if I want to delete the other files whenever I drag a program to the trash.
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