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    Dear Fellow CSnappers,
    I am about to ask a really noob question and I won't be surprised if I am going to be stoned to death on the forum, so anyway, here goes...

    I have installed a very old version of Photoshop on my Macbook. But recently, I have access to a new version of it so I need to uninstall the old one then install the new version.

    Here is the question - I don't know how to uninstall old programs in Mac.

    It's not just for Photoshop but also for Microsoft Office as well so I will appreciate if kind Mac users out there can help me please!

    I guess I'm too used to PC - going to Control Panel and uninstall everything.

    {Mich}

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    Default Re: ULTRA noob question from Mac newbie...

    go to the Applications and drag the app into the dustbin

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    Use (or download) AppZapper, its a cleaner way to remove applications... or like paul says, drag the application icon into the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    go to the Applications and drag the app into the dustbin
    Yah... I was too used to PC... it took me a while to get used to the simplicity of the Mac...

    BC

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    Search the program and then trash it.

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    Default Re: ULTRA noob question from Mac newbie...

    Go Terminal, do a

    " sudo rm -rf "

    Ok ok, just kidding.

    Read the pdf on the old PS version, it should teach you how to remove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaglietti View Post
    Yah... I was too used to PC... it took me a while to get used to the simplicity of the Mac...

    BC
    do u know that u can eject the CDROM disc by dragging the CDROM icon into the dustbin too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    Go Terminal, do a

    " sudo rm -rf "

    Ok ok, just kidding.

    Read the pdf on the old PS version, it should teach you how to remove.
    what is the -rf flag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    do u know that u can eject the CDROM disc by dragging the CDROM icon into the dustbin too?
    I dont know that..maybe I should try. But it is really simplify. Until I read from website, just trash them in the bins to uninstall software.

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    Harlow People,
    Thanks for the replies! I really appreciate it. I guess I am going to take a much longer time to understand my Macbook and its operations...

    Okay, I have another noob question - I have transfered all my favorites/bookmarks from my old Acer to my Macbook. But when I tried to open them using Safari and Firefox, my bookmarks didn't work!!! I have also tried using the Help option from both Safari and Firefox but both browers didn't have the kind of advice I was looking for.

    Oh, my browser in my Acer was IE7.

    Will really appreciate any folks out there who can offer their advice! Thanks!

    {Mich}

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    Quote Originally Posted by mich_2103 View Post
    Harlow People,
    Thanks for the replies! I really appreciate it. I guess I am going to take a much longer time to understand my Macbook and its operations...

    Okay, I have another noob question - I have transfered all my favorites/bookmarks from my old Acer to my Macbook. But when I tried to open them using Safari and Firefox, my bookmarks didn't work!!! I have also tried using the Help option from both Safari and Firefox but both browers didn't have the kind of advice I was looking for.

    Oh, my browser in my Acer was IE7.

    Will really appreciate any folks out there who can offer their advice! Thanks!

    {Mich}
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Import_bookmarks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    what is the -rf flag?
    Hmmm. My *nix knowledge is a little rusty from old FreeBSD4 days :P been at least 6-7 years since I touched such systems. But if I don't remember wrongly:

    the -rf flag removes all contents including any sub-directories within the specified directory. and in the case of just "rm -rf" since there is no specified directory, and if you have root access, it basically proceeds to to trash everything in your hard drive.

    Basically.... don't be a dummy and type rm -rf on its own without specifying a directory, ever! I have never yet encountered a time when I needed such a command line. (other than deleteing errant users' accounts. heh)

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