iChat question

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by kaloyster, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. kaloyster

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    I'm using Adium. So my question is, can I safely remove iChat on my system? If so, can anyone tell me how? I'm new to Mac and I only got this thing yesterday, although I already know some software and stuff.

    Also, can I remove the Mail if I plan to use Thunderbird? Or is this thing like Windows where you can't delete certain softwares?
     
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  2. Lakan

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    From what I know, you can remove softwares that you don't need by just using AppDelete which is a freeware you can download from freemacware or macupdate or you just simply put them to the trash bin. But before removal, make sure you have back-up copy of these applications (which I believe comes in your instller disk.
    You may opt not to remove them to make them very accessible in case you'll need them and use your Adium and Thunderbrd as your defult applications. I think you just have to change the preferences and make these applications the default ones. Like I have Safari and sometimes use Firefox. Whenever I open Firefox, I'm prompted with a choice to make it my default browser or not. Well, I still prefer Safari. I'm not familiar with Adium and Thunderbird though.
    PhilMuggers, pls shed some light. Help our friend Kaloyster.
     
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    is okay, you can go ahead and just delete Maip and iChat if you really don't want them on yor hard drive. There should not be any conflict issues. however, my advise is to keep them on your system, as they don't take up much space anyway, and one fine day you may need them again and no have to go thru the hassle of re-installing these apps.

    AppDelete removes the app and all linked files. However, for most apps, just a simple delete in the Finder (as in, drag and drop in the trash) is fine.

    There is no registry (per se) to speak of on the Mac, and deleting an app will seldom have negative issues on others.
     
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    @lakan: on the Firefox topic, are there some sort of plugins/extensions also for Safari? Because when I was using Windows, I love Firefox coz of the ad filters and all those cool stuff (gmail notifiers/souped up tabbed browsing/bookmark backup transfer etc)
     
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    Open Safari. You'll see Safari in the menu bar; then click it. There are task bars - one of which is Block pop-up windows which I think is filtering all the annoying pop-up ads in the internet.
    By the way, I have both Safari and Firefox. My default browser is Safari. And the good thing, my bookmarks in Safari are in sync with Firefox. So I have no problem switching browsers especially if I'm browsing my bookmarks.
    Re Safari plug-ins, do visit freemacware, macupdate, version tracker. These are cool Mac sites and you can dowload a number of Safari plug-ins. Usually, search for internet utilities.
     
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