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Thinkdiff
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reply to Hall

Re: New Mac's, do you reinstall when you 1st get them?

What's stopping you from moving them to a folder?
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adam9c1

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I think Apps NEED to be in the Apps folder.


Hall
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reply to Thinkdiff
said by Thinkdiff:

What's stopping you from moving them to a folder?

You haven't tried it, huh ?


Hall
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said by adam9c1:

I think Apps NEED to be in the Apps folder.

Apple has defined certain apps as "needed by OS X" and won't allow you to move them. I have 3-4 sub-folders under Applications and have moved apps like FaceTime, Garage Band, Photo Booth, etc already.

Some apps, I can understand since they may get launched by other apps and are hard-coded to find them in a certain location. But Chess ? iBooks ? Maps ? There's plenty more....


Tinkster
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Get info on the one you want to move and make yourself the owner with read write permissions and you can move it where ever you would like. Just tested it.


Hall
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I figured there was a brute-force option for moving things like this... I may resort to that.


Thinkdiff
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said by Hall:

said by Thinkdiff:

What's stopping you from moving them to a folder?

You haven't tried it, huh ?

Never tried moving those specifically, but that doesn't mean you can't. All OS X restrictions can be overridden, unlike iOS:

mbp:~ Td$ sudo mv /Applications/Chess.app /Applications/Crap\ Apps 
Password:
mbp:~ Td$ ls /Applications/Crap\ Apps/
Chess.app
mbp:~ Td$ 
 

IMO, this method is a bit better than changing the ownership, but you do have to use Terminal. So be careful.
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chip89
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reply to Thinkdiff
It's probably like IE which the OS needs to function so you can't move it.


OldCableGuy3

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You can move apps like Chess. They are owned by root which means only root can do this. There are many work arounds, but the terminal commands are by far the easiest. OS X is, at it's base, a pretty GUI on top of UNIX. Sometimes terminal is the best way.

As for removing Garage Band, it actually does leave a fair bit of stuff behind in the Library, that's where samples and other things get installed; granted I have not played with the 10.9 versions.


chip89
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Like how Windows is at it's base is DOS. Can't move IE that way though.


Hall
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Windows NT and on are not DOS-based. 3.1, 95, 98, yes, they were...


chip89
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Though DOS is still a large part of Windows. Like IE that is way you can't get rid of IE. & any CMD command.


tubbynet
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said by chip89:

Like IE that is way you can't get rid of IE. & any CMD command.

the command prompt is not dos. it may support similar commands from the 'dos' days -- but it is simply a shell that interacts with the windows core dlls, etc.

q.
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