Extensions can be very useful on Safari for Mac, adding functionality, and — in Apple’s words — letting users, “explore the web the way you want.” But how do you get rid of them once they’re installed?
If you have issues with extensions causing crashes, glitches, or you just don’t plain want them anymore, here’s our easy guide to removing them.
You can do things the easy way …
To start with, you’ll need to open Safari, then click the Safari menu and choose Preferences.
After this, select the Extensions tab. Down the left-hand side, you’ll see all of your currently-installed Safari extensions. To delete them, simply select the particular extension you want to get rid of and click Uninstall.
As you would if you were deleting any file, or making any major change, you’ll get a chance to think it over before confirming your decision (or not) by clicking Uninstall or Cancel.
… or the hard way
It’s also possible to manually uninstall file extensions, should the above method not work for whatever reason. To do this, go to Finder, hit Command, Shift and G at the same time, and then enter the following address into the box which pops up on your screen: ~/Library/Safari/Extensions/
Here you can delete particular extensions in the same way you would with any other file. Either right click and select Move to Trash or click and drag the file to the Trash Can icon on the dock.