Eclipse is an integrated development environment written in Java and mostly used for developing Java applications. In this app users can write, compile and run their Java codes. But note that running Eclipse has some requirements about both hardware (Intel, 64-bit processor) and software (OS X 10.5 or later ). If it is not compatible with your Mac, you may need to give up and even uninstall Eclipse from your machine.
Having uninstalled Eclipse but it still shows up in Spotlight? Cannot figure out how to remove this app and all the files it created on your Mac? In this tutorial we will guide you through the proper steps to uninstall Eclipse, and moreover, provide a hassle-free, easy-to-complete solution to help you remove any unwanted Mac apps.
Before you start to uninstall Eclipse, don’t forget to check if it has been stopped from running yet. If the app appears in the Dock, right click its icon in Dock and choose Quit. And click Exit button when prompted if you want to exit the Eclipse SDK.
If Eclipse stops running, you can use Activity Monitor to kill the process:
After that, you can proceed to uninstall Eclipse, either manually or automatically.
To get rid of Eclipse from your Mac can be very simple as you only need to delete it from the Applications directory. Here are the detailed instructions you could follow:
Eclipse does not offer a dedicated uninstall tool so you need to manually delete the Eclipse folder and also the .metadata folders in your workspace. For those apps that come with a built-in uninstall script, running the script could save some troubles. Additionally, apps installed through Mac App Store can be uninstalled via Launchpad.
There is an advanced option to uninstall Eclipse – using Terminal. You can run Terminal from Spotlight, type the two command in Terminal and hit Enter key:
sudo apt-get autoremove eclipse*
rm -r ~/.eclipse/
Since Eclipse has been removed from the Applications directory, it is time to check out if this app leaves behind some of its components in multiple system folders.
Normally, Eclipse will install some other files which reside outside it’s directory on OSX, and they survive after you deleting Eclipse the app itself. How can you get rid of Eclipse completely? Here we share a trick to help you locate Eclipse-related items:
Search for the items whose names contain Eclipse (or LastPass) in the locations:
~/Library/Caches/, ~/Library/Preferences/, ~/Library/PreferencePanes/, ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/, ~/Library/LaunchAgents/, ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/, ~/Library/StartupItems/
Warning: Don’t rush to delete any file if you are not sure whether it belongs to Eclipse. Mistakenly deleting unrelated items could affect other apps or even the system. To locate Eclipse leftovers precisely, use the Search feature in Finder:
That’s how you can manually delete Eclipse and its remaining components from macOS/Mac OS X. Wanna avoid potential risk or laborious work? We prefer to adopt the more time-saving solution – removing Eclipse by utilizing Osx Uninstaller.
Have no idea what Osx Uninstaller can do for you? In short, a handy, reliable tool could help you to delete all components of target app within a few seconds. If you encounter issues when trying to uninstall Eclipse, try if Osx Uninstaller could help.
This clip shows how Osx Uninstaller works to quickly remove Eclipse for Mac:
Follow the simple steps to thoroughly remove all traces of Eclipse from your Mac:
Removing Eclipse by Osx Uninstaller is definitely more convenient and high-efficient, but note that Osx Uninstaller requires a valid license to perform the final uninstall.
To conclude, two different solutions are provided in this post to help you uninstall Eclipse, and the tricks discussed above are also applicable for removing most third party Mac apps. So, which method will you adopt to get rid unwanted Mac apps?
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