How To Uninstall Programs On A Mac?

Mac is one of the popular operating systems for retail consumers. Though it is not as common as Windows OS, Mac is the go-to device for many creative people.

The user interface of a Mac differs significantly from Windows.

If you are used to Windows, getting comfortable with Mac will take some time. Installing and uninstalling applications, launching programs and closing them, everything is different.

In this article, we will guide you through steps to uninstall applications in Mac.

Since 2001, Mac OS X and above have followed Unix like separation of system files from the user’s space. This allows Mac to be more secure and immune to viruses and other malware attacks.

Launching an app in Mac is easy, just click on the shortcut in the dock and the application will access all its parts in different folders and launch on the main screen.

To uninstall an application, drag the shortcut in the dock to ‘Trash’ and that’s it. The application will uninstall. If you are not accessing the system as an admin, it will prompt you for an admin password. You can either supply the password or ask an admin to delete the app for you.

Alternately, you can also launch the Finder and click on applications. Select the application you want to delete and click File on the top left of the screen and choose Move to Trash from the drop-down. You can also click on Command + Delete buttons on your keyboard to delete the application.


Once you delete it, you can empty the Trash by going to the Trash icon on your dock. Hold the cursor for a second and choose Empty Trash from the popup screen.

One more option is to run an application called uninstaller and follow the onscreen instructions.

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