Removing or Disabling Extensions
Having too many browser or app extensions can slow down your Mac. Moreover, there may be some features that you don’t use or plugins installed automatically that you even don’t know about. App Cleaner & Uninstaller allows you to remove all these useless additions.
In the Extensions tab you will find the files of the following types:
- Launch Agents
- Login Items
- Web Browser Extensions
- Screen Savers
- Preference Panes
- Internet Plugins
Follow these steps to remove unneeded extensions on your Mac:
- Click the Extension panel (letter “E”) to view them or use the Cmd+2 shortcut.
- Select the unneeded extensions and click the Remove button to delete them completely. Next to the extension type you can see how many items you have selected – the number in the red circle.
If you want to disable extensions but not remove them, then do the following:
- In the “Launch Agents” section switch the slider “Disable/Enable” next to the items to detach them from your Mac operating system.
- In the “Login Items” section click “Show” and uncheck the item from the “System Preferences” window.
Show Core Extensions
App Cleaner & Uninstaller also allows you to view and operate core extensions – just click the “Show Core Extensions” button. But, please be careful – removal of these files may harm your computer.
To hide core extensions click “All Extensions” and select “User Extensions.”
In addition, any of the listed items can be added to the “Skip List” so that they will not be shown in the scanned list. Make a right click on the file and click “Add to Skip List” or go to the “Preferences → Skip List” tab and there add your items.