What is MathType for Mac? It is a powerful interactive equation editor that “lets you create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, elearning, and for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents”, and it can work with many productivity applications, like Microsoft Office. MathType provides 30-day trial for you to try, and then you will need to buy a license for further use.
What if you don’t want to keep MathType on your Mac after the trial expires? How to completely uninstall MathType without hassle? This tutorial will offer you some help.
Hereby we will talk about 4 crucial questions related to the app uninstallation on Mac.
Prior to the standard uninstall, you are supposed to check if the target app is active or not. If an app is currently running, you will not be able to move it to the Trash. To shut down the app, you can right click on the app icon in the Dock and choose Quit.
Besides, there are other options to quit an active application on macOS/Mac OS X:
(1) Find the app icon in the top menu bar, click on it and choose Quit [app name];
(2) Launch Activity Monitor in Dock, type the app name in the search box, select the process, click X button on the upper left corner, and click Quit in the pop-up dialog;
(3) Press Command – Option – ESC(Escape) to bring up the Force Quit Applications window, select the app you want to stop running, and click Force Quit button
Additionally, in the latest version of macOS, the app will stay in Dock if you recently open it up. You can right click on MathType in Dock and choose Options > Remove from Dock. After doing those preparation works, you can start the standard uninstall.
Typically, you can uninstall an app by deleting it in the Applications folder and Trash.
However, if the app you want to uninstall is store in a dedicated folder, it usually comes with a dedicated uninstaller. When trying to uninstall MathType in the Applications folder, you will find that the MathType folder contains an uninstall script, which helps users to uninstall MathType, and you are suggested to launch this tool:
Besides, if you install an app via Mac App Store, you can uninstall it by this option:
Is the removal thorough enough after using the built-in uninstaller to uninstall MathType? Does any MathType-related file remain in your system? You can conduct a detection of MathType components by utilizing the Search feature in the Finder:
If there is no matched item in the search result, try to use other keywords, like the vendor’s name (dessci), to search for the software vestiges on your Mac system.
Warning: don’t touch anything that are irrelevant to MathType. Mistakenly deleting other items might affect the normal use of other apps or even the system. Note that after moving MathType-related items into Trash, leave them there for at least a few days, thus you can still reverse the change if your system start functioning abnormal.
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