Uninstall Mac application might be unknown process, who are using windows system. As we know window giving only one way to uninstall app from control panel. But in the case of Mac there is no control panel for remove apps on Mac running on OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X EI Capitan, Mavericks and lion. So in Mac we can uninstall Mac Application with different ways like drag to trash icon, Using launch pad. Here we will see two different methods, let’s start with conventional method.
Note: In your Mac, we can only uninstall those apps, downloaded or installed from Mac app store or as a other third party app. We can’t uninstall official app like Mail, Safari, Keynotes, Messages, Pages and Numbers.
How to Remove Apps from Launchpad in Mac OS X. You could remove apps from launchpad in Mac OS X one at a time in the following two ways: 1) Through the Launchpad. Hold down the Option key, and once the icons start jiggling click the “X” shown in the corner of icons that you want to delete. Launch the Terminal and enter the following.
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Ways to Uninstall Mac Application using Launch Pad and Application: OS X Ei Capitan, Yosemite & Mavericks
1st : Uninstall Mac Application using Finder sidebar and Application root path folder
Step 1: By going this way, you can find all applications running on your device, So Navigate for /Applications.
Step 2: Choose App you want to uninstall or remove/ Delete completely from OS X Yosemite.
Step 3: Right click on it, and Choose “Move to trash” option. or Move it on Trash icon on your dashboard. Or Press Command + Delete keys for uninstall Mac Program.
You are done, Next lets see how to uninstall Apps on Mac using Launch Pad.
2nd: How to Uninstall Mac Application using Launch Pad
Step 1: Go to the Launch Pad,
Step 2: Next, Tap and hold app icon which you want to uninstall or remove.
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Step 3: Now, icon will jiggle with cross icon on top right (X). Click on it to move it in trash.
So simple, if you want get back all files and folders with deleted app, Just go Trash > Choose app you want it back (Put Back).
Generally, Most of the Application should stop Files, Cache, and Preference for future use or security. So we must have to delete it completely if you want more space consume by those apps.
Remove application support file at: ~/Library/Application Support/(App Name)
Remove Preference are stored at: ~/Library/Preferences/(App Name)
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Cache are stored at: ~/Library/Caches/(App Name)
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Hey Bro Do You Know ” How To Delete Something From Launchpad on Mac”
LaunchPad is the iOS application that comes as per-installed in Mac OS X Loin. Basically the launchpad in mac was used to start application the user starts the application by single click to its icon. According to the apple, LaunchPad its designed to replace springboard interface in OS.
In this article, I will show tutorials first how to delete particular app from launchpad in mac and second is how to delete all apps from launchpad.
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So, first of all we going to discuss how you can easily remove per apps from launchpad on your mac.
But I’ve to tell you there is three method from which you can delete app from launchpad 1 ) Using LaunchPad 2 ) Command Line 3 ) Using Finder
Delete One App at a Time Using Launchpad
To delete one selected app from launchpad on your mac using a launchpad.
Click and Hold down the con until all icons start jiggling.
Click on ‘X’ button shown in upper left side of corner of the icons that you want to delete.
However you can only delete apps that installed form Mac App Store. Which means if you want to delete an app from your mac that not installed from Mac App Store you’ve to use command line to remove it that given below.
Delete Selected on Launchpad Using Command Line
So, to delete app that not installed from Mac App Store you’ve to use command lines on terminal.
First launch the Terminal and enter the given following command line. But replace the ”NAME OF APP” with the name of application you want to delete.
sqlite3 ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*.db “DELETE from apps WHERE title=’NAME OF APP ‘;” && killall Dock
Deleting App on Launchpad Using Finder
To delete app from launchpad you can also used finder application. If both above don’t work for you.
1. Run the app from Launchpad
2. Right Click on the app you want to delete on Dock
3. Now choose the Options > Show in Finder
4. You can also delete the app.
Delete All Apps From Launchpad Using Terminal
You can delete all apps from launchpad and give a fresh start and can installed your favorite apps on launchpad and lot more.
Launch the Terminal
Enter the given following command line
sqlite3 ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/*.db “DELETE from apps; DELETE from groups WHERE title”; DELETE from items WHERE rowid>2;”; killall Dock
Note that one you delete the apps they can’t be recover. So first of all check the your mac launchpad and then format the launchpad.