Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jan 2011 22:59 UTC
Mac OS X Now that the Mac App Store has been snuck installed onto your machine alongside Mac OS X 10.6.6, you might be wondering - is there some way to remove that monstrosity of an application from my Mac? While it's not officially supported, it does seem like Apple has taken this scenario into account.
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Unbelievable! You can actually remove it?!
by usr0 on Tue 11th Jan 2011 09:40 UTC
usr0
Member since:
2006-10-27

And why shouldn't you? App Store is just an app like every other app. Cmd + Backslash and it's gone in less than a second (don't try it with Linux/Windows). After all it's not Windows where you have to hack the registry to get rid of MS specific apps. Also it doesn't affect the Mac performance in any way or annoys you with prompts and there are no background tasks running (maybe except the "check for updates" task).

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pica Member since:
2005-07-10

<kidding>The Linux kernel like the XNU kernel does not even know about icons. Thus you have no need to remove them.</kidding>

Using the Gnome Desktop you simply move icons into the paper basket to remove them. No cyptic key combination is needed to perform this task.

pica

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RE: No problem with Linux ...
by usr0 on Tue 11th Jan 2011 14:53 in reply to "No problem with Linux ..."
usr0 Member since:
2006-10-27

Didn't get it.

Those "icons" on Mac are actually directories -- UNLIKE on Windows, GNOME or KDE. You can see it, if you execute a "ll /Applications" and see that every "icon" has an ".app" suffix which classifies an app directory with an app-specific directory structure.

...of course you can move those "icons" to the trash bin as well.

Edited 2011-01-11 14:56 UTC

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RE: No problem with Linux ...
by btrimby on Tue 11th Jan 2011 14:55 in reply to "No problem with Linux ..."
btrimby Member since:
2009-09-30

I'm not sure if you're trolling or not...

Anyway, Here's how I "got rid of*" the App Store after browsing it a few times.

1. Click-hold on the App Store icon that was deposited on my dock.
2. Drag it up until it turned into a little "paper ball"/"poof"
3. Let go.

* Obviously I didn't really remove it from my system, but if I did want to, I could drag it from the applications folder to the trash, and not need a keyboard shortcut. Though Thom's way is more thorough, I find it's easier to just get it out of my way.

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