How to Uninstall Something on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to uninstall something on Mac. Whether you want to remove an application, a plugin, or any other software from your Mac, this guide will walk you through the step-by-step process.

Uninstalling Applications

Uninstalling applications on a Mac is a straightforward process. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Finder: Click on the Finder icon in the Dock or press Command + Space and type “Finder” to search for it.
  2. Navigate to the Applications folder: In the left sidebar of the Finder window, click on “Applications”.
  3. Locate the application you want to uninstall: Scroll through the Applications folder or use the search bar in the top-right corner of the Finder window.
  4. Drag and drop the application to Trash: Click and hold on the application icon, then drag it to the Trash icon in the Dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on the application and select “Move to Trash”.
  5. Empty Trash: Right-click on the Trash icon in your Dock and choose “Empty Trash”. Confirm your action when prompted.

Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled an application from your Mac.

Uninstalling Plugins

If you want to remove a plugin from your Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Open Finder: Launch Finder by clicking on its icon in your Dock or using Spotlight search (Command + Space).
  2. Select Go from menu bar: In the top menu bar, click on “Go”.
  3. Access the Library folder: While holding the Option key, click on “Library”.
  4. Navigate to the appropriate folder: Depending on the type of plugin, you may need to go to one of the following folders:
    • ~/Library/Application Support/
    • ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/
    • /Library/Application Support/
    • /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/
  5. Locate and delete the plugin: Find the plugin you want to remove, right-click on it, and select “Move to Trash”. Alternatively, you can drag it directly to the Trash icon in your Dock.

You have now successfully uninstalled a plugin from your Mac.


In this tutorial, we learned how to uninstall applications and plugins from a Mac. Remember that uninstalling software is irreversible, so make sure you want to remove something before proceeding. By following these steps, you can keep your Mac clean and organized.

We hope this guide has been helpful. Happy uninstalling!

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