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Version: v2.2.1

Uninstalling the legacy version

If you have the legacy Espanso version (0.7.3) installed on your machine, you will need to uninstall it first to avoid conflicts. This tutorial will guide through the process, depending on your operating system.


If you don't have the legacy version installed, feel free to skip to the next section.

Uninstalling on Windows

If you've used the official installer to set up Espanso, you can uninstall it by simply right-clicking on the icon, choose "Uninstall" and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Uninstalling on Windows

Uninstalling on macOS

If you've used Homebrew to install espanso, you can open a terminal and run the following commands to uninstall it:

espanso stop
espanso unregister
brew remove espanso

Otherwise, if you've used the manual installation method, run these commands:

espanso stop
espanso unregister
sudo rm $(which espanso)

It may save trouble if you ensure Espanso is removed from the accessibility permissions list before installing the new version.

Uninstalling on Linux

This step depends on the method you originally used to install Espanso.

First of all, open a terminal and run:

espanso stop
espanso unregister

Then, if you used a package manager to install Espanso, use the appropriate command. For example, if you installed using Snap, you should run:

sudo snap remove espanso


The author of the project

Hi! I'm Federico, the creator of espanso. I develop espanso in my (little) spare time and I decided to make it open source because I thought it could be useful to many people.

If you liked the project, please consider making a small donation, it really helps :)

A special thanks goes to all the wonderful people who supported espanso along the way

Together, we will make espanso the first universal text expander, open to everyone.


Espanso is open source and hosted on GitHub.


If you find a bug or have an idea for a new feature, please open an issue on GitHub.