Using Mac for Beginners to Pros: 3 Easy Permanent Ways to Delete Apps in Mac
To delete apps on Mac, several ways can get it done. If you have been thinking all along that in order to uninstall and delete apps on your Mac is by dragging it down to Trash, you have got it wrong. You have probably thought that for apps, you can also drag them to the Trash bin like movies and normal files, but that is not quite so.
Doing this same way to uninstall and delete apps can cause unwanted junk files and gigabyte leftovers on your hard drive.
3 Ways to Permanently Remove Apps
Here are ways to make sure that none of these are left when you uninstall and delete apps.
These processes make Mac users be sure that when you delete apps, you are doing it right, and it will be gone completely.
1. Uninstall and Delete Apps through Trash
To do so, you have to open the Finder. Right after, go to the sections of your application and select which app you wish to delete. Press the buttons Command + Delete and open your Trash section. The final thing you have to do is click the Empty Button located in the upper-right corner of your windows.
You can delete apps whether you use the earlier MacOS or the OS Catalina version. Even to delete apps in these said OS, in order to delete apps completely, you have to do it manually.
2. Delete Apps through the Launchpad
On your Mac’s dock, click your Launchpad. From there, you just find the app that you wish to delete. Click the app and hold until it starts to shake. Click the X button found in the top-left corner of the icon. After being done with these steps, press the delete button. If you can’t delete apps directly from Mac, you can try deleting it manually.
Press the Command-Option-Esc. When you find the app on the list, you can now shut it down. Another you can try is rebooting your Mac.
3. Uninstalling apps using CleanmyMac X
Of course, you must first have the app downloaded on your Mac. Installing and launching CleanmyMac takes only a few minutes. Go to the uninstaller section of the app then choose all applications. Check the boxes of the apps that you wish to be deleted and finally press uninstall.
Using Mac from being a beginner to like a Pro
1. App and Desktop Management
To help you in finding files, answering basic questions, and solving basic calculations, activate your Mac’s Spotlight. To switch between your opened applications, simply press and keep holding down your Command key, then press Tab to go through your opened apps. If you wish to close an app, go to the App Switcher.
If you are doing Command + Tab, press the Q button while holding down the command to close the app. If you haven’t checked out the Hot Corners section, better check it out. You can also hide all your windows without hiding the window of the app you currently are using. Simply press Option + Command + H.
2. Managing files on your Mac
To easily clean your Mac’s desktop, simply choose and right-click “Stacks” to have your system automatically clean and organize your desktop. For instant file deletion, and bypass your Mac’s trash bin, select the file, then click on Option + Command and Delete at the same time.
To quickly open files, go to Finder found on your Mac’s desktop, then hold the Command key and press the downward arrow key. To exit, press again the Command key, but this time, press the next upward arrow key.
3. Screenshots and Safari Link Copying
To capture cleaner screenshots from your Mac, use Shift + Command + 4 keys that will allow you to select the area of the screen that you wish to capture. If you try pressing the spacebar right after doing so, the icon turns into a camera.
After these steps, you can select the window or interface you would want and take the screenshot. If you want to copy the URL that you are currently using in Safari, click Command key + L to highlight the URL bar. Finally, press the Command + C key to copy the link.
4. Mac’s Notification Center
To quickly access and activate Do Not Disturb, click and hold the Option key, then click on the icon of the Notification Center located at the top right corner of your Mac’s menu bar.
5. Keyboard Tricks
To access function key settings, when you press and hold down Option, you can access and open specified settings on System Preferences for the keys used to Activate Mission Control, Brightness, Media Playback, and more.