TUAW on the findings of Apple iGuide who show that the latest build of Mac OS X Lion that was just seeded to developers has a new application (for Mac App Store downloads) uninstall mechanism which is similar to that of iOS’s. That is, once the user invokes the new “Launchpad” feature in Lion (the […]
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OS X Lion to Have App Uninstall Process Similar to iOS

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TUAW on the findings of Apple iGuide who show that the latest build of Mac OS X Lion that was just seeded to developers has a new application (for Mac App Store downloads) uninstall mechanism which is similar to that of iOS’s. That is, once the user invokes the new “Launchpad” feature in Lion (the organizing method that displays installed applications in a similar way to iOS) and then clicks and holds on an application icon, the icon begins to jiggle, and an “X” appears in the upper left-hand corner. Clicking this X will delete this application. Sounds familiar doesn’t it?

This feature only appears to work with applications installed through the Mac App Store. Also, developers who have been looking at these builds from the begging have stated that this feature was an obviously on it’s way, but only now is it functional.

From the time Apple gave a sneak peak of Mac OS X Lion back in October of last year, it should have been obvious how many of the UI elements, and features from iOS were coming to the Mac. This is yet another coming to the Mac, but I’m uncertain of it’s usefulness for veteran users. For newcomers to the Mac, who have experience with iOS, it’ll be a snap to pick up.

Image courtesy of TUAW.

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