I have recently noticed that my 8-year-old MacBook is slow when loading webpages, and I started going through my files to get rid of old stuff. After a while, I came across a file called "discord.dmg". I think this was the file used to install Discord on my computer, but now I am wondering if I can delete the .dmg without getting rid of the application.
A disk image file (.dmg) is simply an easy, portable structure to transfer an app to you without falling afoul of any internet 'oddities' such as compression, splitting etc. So long as the .dmg arrives intact [& it is self-checking in this regard] then you can be sure it arrived "as sent" & can copy it to your Applications folder. Once you have done that, the .dmg itself is no longer required & can just be deleted.
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When you uninstall Skype from Mac completely, all your cache files, logs, cookies, and other support files will be deleted. This means that your chat history will also be cleared. However, your chat history can be synced and restored for 30 days once you reinstall the new Skype.
Then there is Windows version of a package... the .zip download file.Ok you get the Installer and all the Read.me files etc... but you have to uncompress them... then find the installer, and after the install you have to delete the uncompressed files THEN empty the 'Recyle bin'!
I really think you're over thinking the problem if you're getting confused. There's a reason why the skype icon has an arrow to an Applications folder. As with Windows, the curly arrow denotes it is an alias (shortcut) to the actual folder.
Some ideas for the discussion.First, the dmg/virtual-disk-approach CAN be confusing, I admit. Try to tell a kid what's happening in your Parallels-Windows (is it another computer? within a computer? why do you have two computers?), you get the idea of how complicated such abstract ideas like virtual disks can become. But they are really useful - for the ones who know how to use them. The average skype-user might not want to know. By the way, you don't have to eject a dmg after copying the app. It will be ejected automatically at shutting down your computer. If your skype is set to start automatically at start, then it will be mounted automatically at start again. Users who don't wanna know about virtual disks will not really care about it. If they are able to express their discomfort, they are able to perform the solution.Second: What about a simple check for each application when it is started (or dragged to the dock)? The new "metafile"-system allows it. If an app is started not being located in the app-folder, the system asks what to do ("copy to app-folder", "specify location", "just start", "do not start" (which is the default) maybe in combination with the hint that the app was downloaded from the internet and could be of evil); the "just start"-choice is then stored in the metadata and can be confirmed at second start (where an option allows it to be permanent). Thereby all problems/wishes/ideas find a solution without any shortcomings or fidlling with the system.The launch-process should be able to handle such a check easily (please, Apple, let it handle the install-process; it will make the world even easier for all of us).Third. There is nothing wrong with either dmg, pkg or zip-distribution. I, personally prefer a dmg-distribution, so I don't have to look into my downloads-folder to detect the app I just downloaded, the dmg will open automatically. I can send the dmg to others or store it; a zip-file has to be dragged out of the trashcan (don't tell me, I know, I can reconfigure; we are talking about normal people or people not knowing what to do, who use their computer in the configuration which it arrived with). A pkg or an installer always give - as mentioned above - the impression that something mystical is happening, so it should be avoided, unless necessary (sidenote: I prefer it, when I can copy any app to my app-folder and if an installation is necessary it will be performed at first start; like the old MS Office used to do). A zip-file is for advanced users (the app is in the downloads-folder and has to be moved to the app-folder manually, the original zip-file is gone, and everything is in mayhem:-). So, a dmg offers the best and most comfortable way for everyone (esp. if my suggested extension of the launching is applied by Apple - anyone still reading? anyone can give a hint to the Apple-coders?)
Noob! When it shows you the "jefferson airplane cover" you literally drag the skype icon and drop it on the applications icon. No need for new finder windows.. no need for anything. Its much simpler than windows. Windows is lame and would probably have crashed before you even downloaded skype.
Sparse images allow creating a small initial image which will expand up to a predefined size. For instance, you can create a 100 MB file and upload only 5MB initially. The size of the image will be 5MB until you add more files. Note, however, the file will not shrink if you delete files. Once expanded it does not contract.
The data generated by Google Chrome is stored in this folder. Depending on your usage, this folder may be quite large. Once removed, the data is permanently deleted, so ensure you have backed up any necessary files before continuing.
If running from pip installation, run skyperious from the command-line. If running from straight source code, go to Skyperious directory, and launch skyperious.sh where shell scripts are supported, or launch skyperious.bat under Windows, or open a terminal and run python -m skyperious.
Note: The original folder is still there on your hard drive with all the files in it. If your purpose is to prevent other users of your Mac from being able to access these files, you need to delete the original folder and then delete it permanently in Trash.
To uninstall the plug-ins from your Mac, you can just delete the specific FabFilter plug-in files at the above locations. Finally, if you really want to delete all data written by our plug-ins, you can remove the following folders/files from the user Library folder as well:
For Mac users, the free app ImageOptim is the easiest way to delete data from you photos. Once you have the app open, simply drag and drop the photos into the window or use the plus symbol in the bottom left corner.
You can use ExifTool GUI to run the program on a graphic interface. Instead of typing code into the command line, you can delete metadata using your mouse. However, ExifTool GUI is only compatible with Windows 8.
You can use ExifTool to create scripts that automatically delete the metadata from selected photos or to add certain data to your photos. If you frequently work with photos, this tool can save you a significant amount of work.
Deleting them from Lightroom means that the images are only deleted from Lightroom but still stored on the hard drive and can be found in your folder structure. In order to completely delete the images (both from Lightroom and the hard drive), select Delete from Disk.
One key difference between macOS and Pop!_OS is how and where applications are installed. in macOS, with a few exceptions, all installed applications go into a dedicated folder located under the /Applications folder. Applications are self-contained items and can be moved or deleted by acting on the file for the application itself. 2b1af7f3a8