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franswaza Level 1 (15 points)
like some other people i would like to completely REMOVE all traces of an unwanted/disappointing app purchased off my computer, i can remove the app itself but how does one get rid of the unwanted item off app store interface?

thx francois

various, Mac OS X (10.6.6), more various
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)
    Hi,

    Drag them from the Applications folder to the Trash.

    If these are paid for apps, they will show up in your iTunes account.

    Contact the Mac App Store Customer Service regarding the interface issue click here.

    http://www.apple.com/support/mac/app-store/contact.html?form=account&topic=Mac%2 0App%20Store%20Account%20and%20Billing






    Carolyn
  • franswaza Level 1 (15 points)
    ola carolyn,

    thanks, but i know how to get the apps of/out of my applications registry, but i'm keen to get them off my MAC app store interface, under the "purchases" category

    francois
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,365 points)
    Use the link I posted.




  • franswaza Level 1 (15 points)
    ola carol,

    the official answer from apple support-

    "you won't be able to remove them from the purchased folder within the mac application"
  • franswaza Level 1 (15 points)
    ola carolyn, i really need to keep my macs clean................ will i ever not be able 2 get rid of apps in the mac app store....? (or should i consult with fatso raging steve ball..mer for/against app. copyright discourse?

    f
  • franswaza Level 1 (15 points)
    what i really like about mac app store interface (and i hope the pending microsoft protest against the term "app"? shall vanish), is that the interface is now/still minimalist........... minor teething problems exist *expectedly"

    let us move on........... f
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 (22,600 points)
    really need to keep my macs clean................ will i ever not be able 2 get rid of apps in the mac app store....?


    Maybe I don't understand what you're trying to do, but the App Store itself, including your purchased app information isn't on your Mac, it's on Apples servers.

    Matt
  • Bill Wilfong1 Level 1 (10 points)
    But if they are still in the Purchased List they show up as updates even though I no longer have the App on my mac itself. And some free ones I downloaded I deleted right away because they really weren't what I was expected and again, they show up on my list with updates.
  • Bill Wilfong1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I mis-posted. They don't show up with updates if I've deleted the App but they still show up in my Purchased list as INSTALL. I just want this list cleaned up so I'm not scrolling over junk.
  • franswaza Level 1 (15 points)
    exactly what i want to do but apple won't let us..............

    :--------(
  • colinbm Level 1 (0 points)
    I've just sent the following to the App Store support.

    I know this has been asked before, and that the answer is "you can't." but it seems it could be easily achieved, so consider this a feature suggestion.

    I'd like to be able to delete apps from the Purchases tab, so that when I install on a fresh computer, I can just click down the list installing all apps, without seeing those I've tried out and decided I don't want.

    This could be achieved with a pseudo-trash, which removes an app from display in the default list, but is still accessible when clicking the Trash icon.

    This could be extended further with custom folders that the apps could be dragged into. Then I could create Work & Games folders, in addition to the standard Trash folder, so for instance if a computer is only for work, I can easily show only those apps.


    Fingers crossed.
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 (22,600 points)
    I assume these apps you're trying out and getting rid of are free Apps.

    What if you paid for an App? Wouldn't you want the Store to "remember" you purchased it?

    Or would you be content to purchase it again if sometime in the future you decided you wanted it back?

    Matt
  • Bill Wilfong1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Even an App that i've purchased and I don't find useful I would want the ability to delete it from the list so its not there telling me its ready to download and install when I clearly deleted it from my mac. The iphone works this way, once you've deleted an app it's gone. I would think there would be some consistency here.
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 (22,600 points)
    The iphone works this way, once you've deleted an app it's gone.


    Perhaps gone from your device, but it's still in your Purchase History at the iTunes Store.

    Matt
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