Initially, when it first came out, I was not happy with the Chrome license. It was too intrusive. But Google has revised the license and it is much fairer now. So I had started to use it to a fair amount. Recently they introduced ‘users’ in chrome. It is an awesome feature. Now I love chrome on Windows.
Unfortunately, the way the passwords are stored on Mac, in the Keychain, the way chrome has been implemented is very flawed. So I have decided to not use ‘chrome users’ for the time being. But removing chrome is not as easy as deleting it from ‘Applications’ and purging it. When I reinstall it, all the old crap is back. It keeps annoying me with permission requests.
After several uninstalls and reinstalls, I finally hit upon a successful method of removing it cleanly. Just execute these commands.
rm -r /Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/ rm -r ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google/Chrome/ rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.google.Chrome.plist rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.google.Chrome.plist.lockfile rm ~/Library/Preferences/Google\ Chrome.plist rm ~/Library/Preferences/Google\ Chrome.plist.lockfile rm ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.google.Chrome.savedState rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/CrashReporter/Google\ Chrome*.plist rm ~/Library/Google/GoogleSoftwareUpdate/Actives/com.google.Chrome rm -r ~/Library/Speech/Speakable\ Items/Application\ Speakable\ Items/Google\ Chrome/