Sunday, 15 November 2015

Uninstall XScreenSaver for Mac OS X

Uninstall XScreenSaver Application in Mac OS X – XScreenSaver removal steps from Mac OS X

Want to uninstall XScreenSaver apps? Not able to find a way to uninstall XScreenSaver completely from your Mac Machine? Is your Mac machine giving error after manually uninstalling XScreenSaver application?

Uninstalling XScreenSaver in mac is just a different approach than in Windows OS. Windows OS provides a option to uninstall application or application manufactures provides uninstaller with the application. But in Mac OS X there is nothing like uninstall utility. To uninstall the XScreenSaver you simply need to drag & drop the XScreenSaver application bundles to trash, that's it. STOP this is not the end there is more to properly uninstalling the XScreenSaver from your machine.

XScreenSaver Bundles – The Application Bundle

Drag & Drop leaves the associated files of XScreenSaver application. Normally, it is thought that all the associated files of a application is saved in the one folder but it is not so. XScreenSaver supported files & preference files are saved in other location than the XScreenSaver Package folder. So you need to get all these files deleted manually. Deleting all the left overs of XScreenSaver is not that easy, you need to find all the location where XScreenSaver has saved the files. Some of the location where XScreenSaver would have saved the files are ~/Library/Preferences/[] ~/Library/Application Support/[]
Recommendation You should always use the Award winning tool to Uninstall XScreenSaver completely from your Mac machine.

Using Finder the remove the XScreenSaver Application Bundles & Additional Files

To Manually uninstall XScreenSaver & all associated files
  • Start the Activity monitor to look for the processes running, if you find the XScreenSaver application process running then quit it, make sure that XScreenSaver processes is not running.
  • Start finder to look for the XScreenSaver name.
  • Searching "XScreenSaver" vs "Contents"
  • Delete all files and folders related to the XScreenSaver app.
  • A reboot might be necessary to completely remove some apps.

See how Award Winning XScreenSaver Utility helps you to completely uninstall the application.


Follow these steps to remove XScreenSaver app from your Mac:

  1. Download a fully-functional trial version of MacKeeper.
  2. Open the Smart Uninstaller tool and select the application you wish to remove. main-screen
  3. Click Remove to completely uninstall the selected app. icon_1_10
So download now to get rid of XScreenSaver app from you Mac.



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