How to uninstall Firefox on Mac

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If you drag and drop Firefox to the Trash or simply delete it from Applications, specific supportive (service) files still remain on your hard drive. Usually, most of them hide in caches, logs, plugins, containers and reports. With the help of this short article, you’ll know how to uninstall Firefox manually or with the help of an uninstaller application.

Contents:

1. Uninstall Firefox manually
2. Uninstall Firefox on Mac using App Cleaner & Uninstaller


Uninstall Firefox manually

  1. Clear Recent History and Caches. For this choose HistoryClear Recent History…

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  2. Select “Everything” in the “Time range to clear” field. Then tick all checkboxes.
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  3. Now delete Firefox from the Applications folder.

    Even though you do everything highlighted above, not all files related to Firefox will be deleted. You should find and remove them from the “Library” folder manually.

  4. Go to the Library folder. You can use specific Terminal commands or use a free app Funter that shows all hidden files and folders on Mac hard drive. Find and remove all the folders and files related to Mozilla Firefox from the Library folder.

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  5. Don’t forget to empty Trash to remove all the Firefox files completely.


    Uninstall Firefox on Mac using App Cleaner & Uninstaller

    If you want to completely uninstall Firefox, it’s much better to use a special uninstaller, which scans the entire system automatically and gives you an outlook of every app. One of such applications is App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

    How to uninstall Mac Firefox completely

    1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller to uninstall Firefox correctly.
    2. Select Firefox in the Mac applications list.
    3. Click the Uninstall button to uninstall Firefox from your mac completely.
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    If you uninstalled Firefox in a regular way and would like to find the rest of the files, then you should switch to the “Remains” tab. You will see all the leftovers and service files of already removed apps there.


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