How to Delete Apps From a MacBook Pro

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The Trash folder in Mac OS X facilitates the deletion of files.

Your MacBook Pro laptop uses the same method to delete applications as other Apple computers running the Mac OS X operating system. Applications are stored in the Applications folder on Mac OS X by default. If you need to create more space on your MacBook hard drive, deleting applications you no longer use is an effective way to do so. To delete an application on your MacBook Pro, transfer it to the Trash folder.


Step 1

Click the "Finder" icon in the Dock. The icon looks like a blue, smiling face.

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Step 2

Click the "Applications" folder on the left side of the window.

Step 3

Scroll through the list of applications and select the one you want to delete.


Step 4

Drag the application's icon or folder into the Trash folder in the Dock or the desktop. Click and drag as many applications as you need to delete into the Trash folder.


Step 5

Press the "Control" key while simultaneously clicking on the "Trash" icon.


Step 6

Click "Empty Trash" from the pop-up menu. Click "Yes" on the pop-up window to confirm you want to delete the contents of the Trash folder. The applications are deleted from your MacBook Pro.



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