How to Delete Apps on Chromebook | Simple Step-by-Step Guide

How to Delete Apps on Chromebook
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No one enjoys the pop-up reminding you of the shortage of storage on your Chromebook. And since Chromebooks aren’t always generous with storage, getting rid of software you don’t need is always a good idea.

You can delete apps on Chromebooks in two ways, both of which will take less than a minute of your time.

You can uninstall them directly from the app drawer or the Google Play Store if you no longer need them.

Depending on the tool you use, the procedure varies, but the end result is the same. In this article, we’ll go over both choices.

However, you won’t be able to uninstall any program on your Chromebook; some will remain installed regardless.

But, if you’ve installed one that you don’t like, uninstalling it is a quick and painless process that may take less than a minute.

All you need to know about removing apps from a Chromebook is covered in this article.

Before taking you through the steps, let’s see what replaces DELETE KEY on Chromebooks. Don’t ever assume you know it all, you might just lose your files without knowing it.

Where is Delete on Chromebook?

For over 1 year, I’ve had a Chromebook. If I must say, it has been my best companion as it tags along with me when I’m traveling, eating, hiking, visiting.

It’s very handy for me as I use it to edit and write long emails.

Although laptop features like INSERT, HOME, END, DELETE, PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN are not available, there’s always a shortcut to it.

For instance, when you lose DELETE key, the ALT + BACKSPACE keyboard shortcut replaces it.

Hence, I have nothing to lose by using Chromebook.

If you want to know some handy Chromebook keyboard shortcuts, then here is it.

  • As previously said, ALT + BACKSPACE is DELETE—that is, it deletes the NEXT letter after the cursor
  • The previous word will be deleted if you press CTRL + BACKSPACE
  • You can clear autofill type data on a page with SHIFT + ALT + BACKSPACE
  • PAGE UP is ALT + UP
  • PAGE DOWN is ALT + DOWN
  • HOME is SEARCH BUTTON + LEFT
  • END is SEARCH BUTTON + RIGHT

How to Delete Apps on Chromebook | Simple Step-by-Step Guide

A web store comes pre-installed on any Chromebook. When you download an app from the Chrome web store, it will be downloaded to your smartphone automatically.

If you discover that you are no longer using an app and that it is time to uninstall it, Chromebook makes it easy.

To delete an app from a Chromebook, follow these steps:

How to Delete Apps on Chromebook via the App Drawer

Step 1: The first step is to locate a small circle in the screen’s bottom-left corner. “Launcher” will appear if you hover over the circle.

See below.

Step 2: A panel will appear at the bottom of the screen when you press the “Launcher” button. Click on the up arrow in the center.

Step 3: A list of all the applications on your Chromebook will appear. You’ll have to scroll up and down to see all of your apps if you have a lot of them. Finally, choose the app you want to delete.

Step 4: Right-click the app and choose “Remove from Chrome” from the menu.

Step 5: Click “Remove” once more.

Now, you will no longer find it challenging to delete apps from your Chromebook.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for in your app’s menu, it’s possible it’s a Chrome extension rather than an app.

You can disable a Chrome extension by selecting “More options” and then “Extensions” from the three stacked dots in the upper-right corner of a Chrome window.

Then turn off any extensions that you don’t need.

How to Delete Apps on Chromebooks via Play Store

If you’ve ever used an Android smartphone, you’re aware that you can uninstall an app directly from it.

The process is strikingly similar on Chromebooks.

On Chromebooks, deleting apps through the Play Store is just as easy.

The following is how it works:

  • To begin, go to your home screen, select the “Play Store” button.
  • Look for the app you want to delete from your Chromebook.
  • There are two options: “Open” and “Uninstall.” Choose “Uninstall.”
  • The app will be uninstalled and removed from your Chromebook’s app list automatically.

That’s how you can delete apps on Chromebooks in under a minute. As you may have guessed, the procedure is close to deleting apps from your computer.

Conclusion

That’s how you can uninstall apps on Chromebooks in under a minute. As you might have guessed, the procedure of deleting apps on Chromebooks is close to uninstalling an app.

Since Chromebooks are ideal for cloud storage and light-weight applications, you can find yourself dealing with a slew of apps you don’t need.

Similarly to your computer, eliminating unnecessary apps would make your system work more smoothly and quickly.

Fortunately, removing apps from a Chromebook is an easy and fast process. It’s probably safer to use Chrome as your default browser, but you can use other browsers if you prefer.

Even, unless you’re sure what you’re doing, we don’t suggest replacing Chrome OS with another operating system.

What’s the total number of apps on your Chromebook? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

References

  • alphr.com – How To Delete Apps From A Chromebook
  • andriodauthority.com – How to delete apps on your Chromebook in less than 60 seconds
  • groovypost.com – Where’s the Delete Key on a Chromebook?
  • https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/2589434?hl=en
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