Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 8:28 AM (in response to FederSteel)
I got the same question. no one knows ?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to FederSteel)
Deselecting the application should prevent it from being allowed to determine your location.
Have you tried control clicking on the application to see if you get a delete option or command dragging the application from the window?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to FederSteel)
I don't think you can. It's just a cosmetic issue. There isn't actually an application in that list. It's just a file that has references to applications. When an application asks for location information, the system checks the list to see if it is ok. If it is checked, the app gets the location, if it is there, but unchecked, it doesn't. If it is not there at all, the system asks if you want to allow it to use location services.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 10:36 PM (in response to Barney-15E)
Do you have any idea how to remove it from the list ?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 11:40 PM (in response to chankaward)
You can't remove anything in that list - it is placed there by the system unfortunately. As long as you do not have any checked, nothing will happen. When I got my new MBP, I immediately unchecked the "enable location services" and assume that is the reason why there is nothing showing at all:
However, I have a number of applications listed in the Contacts section - I've not allowed any because I fail to see a valid reason why a word processing app or iMovie needs my Contacts.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to chankaward)
The way I remove it from the menu is to ignore the whole thing completely. It being there with the app removed and it disabled will not affect my Mac at all, so I don't care.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 6:30 PM (in response to FederSteel)
Hello. I had the same issue and posted a solution here: http://superuser.com/questions/526183/remove-applications-from-location-services -in-security-privacy-on-mac-os-x-10.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to scot1234)
Your "solution" appears to be a major hack of the OS - is that correct?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to babowa)
I wouldn't consider it a "major hack of the OS". The solution (called such because it does resolve the problem) invovles changing a configuration file of a service - a common admin type task. It's not like configuring the kernel, which would be much riskier. However, the solution is for people who are comfortable with using the terminal app / shell to more directly interract with the OS. There are plenty of Mac users who are comfortable doing that and plenty who are not. Both types will browse the discussion boards, so I offer it up. People can freely choose whether or not to use it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to babowa)
These are simply configuration files read by the system preferences and location services. Removing the entries in them (properly) followed by restarting to relaunch them should work just fine. Its not a "hack" per se, but just a circumvention of the default method of editing these files.
Another option is to remove the application altogether, which should have the location services update this file accordingly.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 8:50 PM (in response to Topher Kessler)
@Topher: the apps listed here that I want to remove...have been uninstalled with AppCleaner, so all traces of the app should have gone away. So just removing these applications won't work. I'm beginning to think that Scot1234's solution may be the only way.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 8:52 PM (in response to Larry McJunkin)
Is there any reason beyond OCD that you need them removed?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 8:54 PM (in response to Barney-15E)
Actually, there is, Barney. I'm using a Mac...which is supposed to work "correctly"...and this isn't correct. I'd expect something like this if I was using Windows. There's nothing OCD about it...they shouldn't be there if the app is uninstalled so why are they?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 9:05 PM (in response to Larry McJunkin)
Because the software engineers didn't put any sort of method in to remove the apps.
They may add some sort of system to remove them in the future, but it is hardly important at all.
If the app doesn't exist, it can't use location services, especially if it's marked to deny that non-existent app.