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How trash this app?

by kevinC. / August 5, 2009 11:42 AM PDT

I got an app, and then decided not to use it. It says I cannot trash it because it's open. But it's not in the dock? I even rebooted same thing. How do I close an app that's not in the dock? thanks

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Reboot the machine in Safe Mode,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 5, 2009 9:58 PM PDT
In reply to: How trash this app?

by holding down the Shift key at startup.
Hold the shift key down as soon as you hear the chime and release it when you see the Apple logo and the spinning gear wheel.

Then drag the app to the trash.

Did that work?


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by johnlh / August 6, 2009 2:39 AM PDT
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Sometimes a simple restart will allow you to trash an application unless you have it set to open on startup. Also go to Preferences-Accounts and see if you have that application set to open on startup.

Last resort spend about $10 on a little application named "Trash It" and you can trash anything with a click of the mouse.

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Starting Up From a DVD using a wireless keyboard
by johnlh / August 6, 2009 2:49 AM PDT
In reply to: How trash this app?

I am running a G5 desktop using 10.4.11 with 2 Gigs of RAM. Can you start up your computer with a DVD startup disc by holding down the "C" key on a WIRELESS KEYboard? I can only do it if I select the starup disc in the preference panel other wise it will not work. When the computer shutsdown for a restart you lose the wireless capability momentarily, I assume. This is long enough for the computer not to recognize the "C" key is pressed. If I hook up a wired keyboard I have no problem. What am I missing here?

I use a plug in bluetooth if that has anything to do with it.

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You should be able to do that,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 6, 2009 3:29 AM PDT

Apple sells machines that do not have wired keyboards and there are no special instructions included with those on how to boot from a CD/DVD


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You should be able to do that
by kevinC. / August 6, 2009 9:55 AM PDT

I found a menulet up above, solved.
This forum is weird, you have to enter a new subject every time right?

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Yes you do
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 6, 2009 10:05 PM PDT

It used to have an Auto subject but that meant that all the posts in a thread had exactly the same subject line.
Now that is confusing on a long thread.

glad you found the problm


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by kevinC. / August 7, 2009 6:37 AM PDT
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The auto subject line is what 99% of forums use no?

Isn't that a lot better?

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Matter of opinion,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 7, 2009 9:30 AM PDT
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these last three posts would have "How trash this app" as a subject.


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