How-to: Uninstall Chrome Browser for Mac Perfectly • Bernice Curry • 16-08-26 10:10 • 25274 As one of the most popular web browsers nowadays, Google Chrome also offered the Mac edition, and it has grabbed a certain portion on the market. Chrome for Mac is a lightweight, fast browser with many extensions included, but there are still situations when Mac users decide to uninstall it. They might need to completely uninstall Chrome so to reinstall it successfully, or they just want to switch to another browser. To fully get rid of Chrome you will need to uninstall it from the Applications folder but also delete all Chrome-related data including personal information, cookies, extensions, etc. So how to uninstall Chrome for Mac perfectly?
Here we offer two approaches for your reference. You can choose the one you like to get started. Basic Steps to Uninstall Chrome on Mac Before uninstalling any app on OS X, you should always quite the application if it is running.
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Just right click on Chrome icon on the Dock, and choose Quit option. To entirely deactivate an app, you can launch Activity Monitor, select related processes, and click the “Quit Process” button. Then you can proceed with the normal uninstall. Option 1: drag Chrome to the Trash • Open the Finder, and click on Applications in the sidebar. • Scroll through to locate Chrome in the folder, and then drag its icon to the Trash in the dock. Alternatively, you can right click on the app and click Move to Trash. • Right click the Trash icon and choose Empty Trash to perform the uninstall.
If you cannot move an app to the Trash or empty the Trash, try holding the Option key as you choose Empty Trash from the Finder menu, or reboot your Mac to try it again. This drag-to-delete method works in all versions of Mac OS X. Most apps can be smoothly uninstalled in that way, but it is not applicable to built-in Mac apps. Warming: Emptying the Trash will instantly remove Chrome alone with other files you’ve thrown into the Trash, and this act is irrevocable. Any time you change your mind before emptying the Trash, you can restore the deleted files or apps by right-clicking on the item in the Trash and choosing the Put Back option. Option 2: delete Chrome in Launchpad • Open Launchpad, and input Chrome in the search box on the top.
• Click and hold Chrome icon with your mouse until it starts to wiggle. • Click the “X” icon that appears on the left upper corner of Chrome. If you install Chrome through the App Store, and your system is OS X lion or later, you can take this approach to uninstall it. Once you click the X icon, the uninstallation will be handled immediately, and there is no need to empty the Trash afterwards. You may have noticed that some Mac apps come with their own dedicated uninstaller. Those apps either install additional software to provide extended functions, or place library files and associated application dependencies elsewhere in OS X.