How to remove applications from MacBook?


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limwhow

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Hello bros,
Sorry I need to ask a newbie question on my MacBook Pro. I tried searching 'Removing Applications in Mac" but came up with nothing that could help.

I have Photoshop Element 6 trial installed in my MacBook Pro.
Just gotten PS CS4 yesterday.
Installed this new PS CS4. But PS Elements 6 and Bridge CS3 is still in the laptop. Can't find the command to remove/uninstall PS elements 6 and Bridge CS3. Can you all please advise me?
And if I were to uninstall PS Elements 6 and Bridge CS3 like this, would it affect my newly installed PS CS4 and Bridge CS4?
Thanks so much!
 

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throw into dustbin - literally.
 

limwhow

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throw into dustbin - literally.
Oh?! Just like that... I will drag both the PS Elements 6 and Bridge CS3 into the dustbin and that's it?!
Wah lau, I have been living in the world of Windows for too long.
Serves me right. At this young age then start learning how to use the Mac...
Thank you thank you Contaxable.
This morning and afternoon, I don't know thank you all how many times already..
All because of Miss Ris lah... And now my MacBook lah...
 

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i can invite her to give you typing lesson:sweat:
 

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just drag whatever application you want to uninstall to the dustbin. that's it. not so complicated as windoze.
 

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just drag whatever application you want to uninstall to the dustbin. that's it. not so complicated as windoze.
Thank you, xhui.

i can invite her to give you typing lesson:sweat:
And yes, thank you very much for your kindness in inviting her huh, Contaxable...
 

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Just dump it into the trash bin and best of all no registry nonsense to worry about.
Yes, that's what I just learned. It is a little unusual and strange to have to get used to a laptop without needing to worry about registry that will choke up. Thank you Lightworkz.
 

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actually, you can find this app called appcleaner. it works better cos it will remove all the related files hiding in the hdd. yeah. no registry. but, mac hides files somewhere in the hdd. throwing it into the dustbin doesn't remove everything.
 

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actually, you can find this app called appcleaner. it works better cos it will remove all the related files hiding in the hdd. yeah. no registry. but, mac hides files somewhere in the hdd. throwing it into the dustbin doesn't remove everything.
Wah, I am learning more and more new things here. Thanks for your advice too, Nightwolf75. Is this a freeware? Where can I get it?
 

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I think most of the latest mac application installer come with both install and uninstall options.
 

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Go to Control Panel (wait 5 secs) > Add Remove Programs (wait 30sec while it populates the list) > Find the Program (8sec) > Let uninstaller run (30sec) > Done!

Mac:
Drag to Dustbin and done! Then periodically run CleanmyMac. Or just drag and drop to AppDelete or similar apps.
 

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Yes, that's what I just learned. It is a little unusual and strange to have to get used to a laptop without needing to worry about registry that will choke up. Thank you Lightworkz.
There are files equivalent to Registry entries, but since they're not directly connected, they should not be much of a problem if they stay.

In a Finder window, you'll see your user name in the sidebar. If you click on that, you'll see a number of folders, including Library. This Library folder contains a lot of items, including what Mac OS X application use to hold their settings.

Generally, everything should be inside Preferences but Application Support sometimes has files you'll need. It depends on the developer. I'd suggest looking but not deleting.
 

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There are files equivalent to Registry entries, but since they're not directly connected, they should not be much of a problem if they stay.

In a Finder window, you'll see your user name in the sidebar. If you click on that, you'll see a number of folders, including Library. This Library folder contains a lot of items, including what Mac OS X application use to hold their settings.

Generally, everything should be inside Preferences but Application Support sometimes has files you'll need. It depends on the developer. I'd suggest looking but not deleting.
Go to Control Panel (wait 5 secs) > Add Remove Programs (wait 30sec while it populates the list) > Find the Program (8sec) > Let uninstaller run (30sec) > Done!

Mac:
Drag to Dustbin and done! Then periodically run CleanmyMac. Or just drag and drop to AppDelete or similar apps.
A big thank you to both of you for further enlightening me. It has been a good day for this new Mac user here.
 

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A big thank you to both of you for further enlightening me. It has been a good day for this new Mac user here.
You're welcome.

There really isn't a lot of maintenance required but there can be small issues from time to time. You really should look round the machine, but be careful not to delete things. Too many times I've seen "What do I do now? I accidentally deleted iChat!" :bsmilie:
 

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