9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 25, 2010 9:30 AM by tytbody
tytbody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a mac os and I can't find out where to delete programs. It's in my applications folder but I want it off of my computer. any help would be appreciated. I think it's slowing down my mac.

HP, Mac OS 9.0.x
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
    Just drag the Chrome folder to the Trash & empty Trash.

    How much RAM do you have & how much free/available space is on your hard drive?

     Cheers, Tom

  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,515 points)
    tytbody wrote:
    I have a mac os and I can't find out where to delete programs. It's in my applications folder but I want it off of my computer.


    You can delete most of it by dragging that item in the Applications folder to the trash. I'd also look for other remnants in the Library folder within your home folder. The Application Support folder may have Google Chrome content. The Preferences may also have a preference file or other content related to Google Chrome. Just drag those to the trash as well. In addition, I'd check the corresponding locations in the Library folder at the top level of your Macs boot disk.

    I think it's slowing down my mac.


    The Activity Monitor utility can show you what's running on your Mac and whether its slowing things down. However, I wouldn't expect Google Chrome to slow down your Mac when it's not running.

    You might see if this discussion helps you uninstall the Google update program:

    http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/answers/mymenu_bar_disappears_or_how_to_uninstall_googleupdater/

    By the way, I'm curious why you're mentioning Google Chrome in a discussion you posted in the "Classic Environment" section and why your system details mention OS 9.
  • tytbody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thank you. I will try this when I get back on my back. On my pc now.

    there also does not appear to be a folder. I do see the big chrome thing in my applications folder though.

    is it suppose to be a separate folder?
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,515 points)
    tytbody wrote:
    there also does not appear to be a folder. I do see the big chrome thing in my applications folder though.

    is it suppose to be a separate folder?


    Not necessarily. Just trash the Chrome thing.

    This may be more information than you want or need, but the Chrome thing actually is a specialized folder called a "package".
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
    You posted in the Classic Environment (OS 9) forum, however, Chrome is an OS X application. You can use the freeware AppDelete @ http://reggie.ashworth.googlepages.com/appdelete

    AppDelete is an application for Macs that will delete the application you choose and any associated items (files and folders) that belong to that application. Now you will no longer have to hunt through your system to find these items and delete them manually. Or worse, just let them sit on your Mac forever even though the application is long gone!

     Cheers, Tom

  • tytbody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm going to have to bring this sucker in because it is working like an old driver. Not good at all. I can't believe this thing did this. Sorry I'm in the wrong forum.
  • tytbody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    how do I find the package?
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,515 points)
    tytbody wrote:
    how do I find the package?


    The thing you see in the Applications folder is the "package", a folder of files and other folders disguised as a single file. To verify that something that presents as a file is a "package", right- or control-click on it. If the resulting contextual menu has an entry of "Show Package Contents", then it is a package. However, for purposes of eliminating Chrome, you should ignore everything I mentioned about packages. Just trash the Chrome "file" and you'll be done with it.
  • tytbody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Went to apple. they fixed it for me. solved.