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MathBunny123
Aug 17, 2013, 06:58 PM
Hello! How do I stop the ANNOYING 'Updates Available' notification? It drives me CRAZY! :mad:



Koodauw
Aug 17, 2013, 07:08 PM
Go into you system preferences and click on the software update. Uncheck the automatic update box. Hopefully this will help. I agree its annoying.

MathBunny123
Aug 19, 2013, 08:25 AM
Go into you system preferences and click on the software update. Uncheck the automatic update box. Hopefully this will help. I agree its annoying.

Dang...it didn't work for some reason...

SuperPolli
Aug 21, 2013, 05:55 PM
The easiest way to get rid of that notification is to install the update(s).

Isn't that just ***** mind boggling?

adnbek
Aug 21, 2013, 05:58 PM
System prefs > notifications I'm guessing. Away from the computer to confirm.

MathBunny123
Aug 21, 2013, 08:23 PM
The easiest way to get rid of that notification is to install the update(s).

Isn't that just ***** mind boggling?

I do not spend my time installing updates for the many little useless Mac App Store apps I have on my computer...and I do not care about Apple's Safari security fixes because I never use Safari.

Yes, I have thought of that. I'm not limited mentally.

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System prefs > notifications I'm guessing. Away from the computer to confirm.

I do not see the Mac App Store there. :/

Weaselboy
Aug 22, 2013, 07:36 AM
I do not see the Mac App Store there. :/

Give this (http://osxdaily.com/2012/11/15/stop-software-update-mac-os-x/) a look. You can turn off auto check updates in the software update pref pane and that would stop it altogether. Then you could just manually check once in a while. You can also hide individual notifications by a right click on the update in the App Store app then pick hide update.

MathBunny123
Aug 22, 2013, 07:39 AM
Give this (http://osxdaily.com/2012/11/15/stop-software-update-mac-os-x/) a look. You can turn off auto check updates in the software update pref pane and that would stop it altogether. Then you could just manually check once in a while. You can also hide individual notifications by a right click on the update in the App Store app then pick hide update.

THANKS! It was helpful! :)

SuperPolli
Aug 22, 2013, 04:39 PM
[QUOTE=MathBunny123;17770024]I do not spend my time installing updates for the many little useless Mac App Store apps I have on my computer...and I do not care about Apple's Safari security fixes because I never use Safari.

Yes, I have thought of that. I'm not limited mentally.[COLOR="#808080"]

Well I'm questioning that. You have a Mac with Mac App Store apps. You don't use Safari, you don't install app or system updates. And you want to shut off a notification that wants to help you keep your computer safe.

MathBunny123
Aug 23, 2013, 09:31 AM
[QUOTE=MathBunny123;17770024]I do not spend my time installing updates for the many little useless Mac App Store apps I have on my computer...and I do not care about Apple's Safari security fixes because I never use Safari.

Yes, I have thought of that. I'm not limited mentally.[COLOR="#808080"]

Well I'm questioning that. You have a Mac with Mac App Store apps. You don't use Safari, you don't install app or system updates. And you want to shut off a notification that wants to help you keep your computer safe.

Well, I do not have the bandwidth all the time to keep installing updates, and I'm generally using Windows on my Mac for development purposes anyways. So in all, I do not want to be pestered by useless updates that won't affect me much..and I can always install them manually as well.

Mr Rabbit
Aug 23, 2013, 11:07 AM
Well I'm questioning that. You have a Mac with Mac App Store apps. You don't use Safari, you don't install app or system updates. And you want to shut off a notification that wants to help you keep your computer safe.

Not everyone is keen on installing updates as soon as they drop. The wait and see mentality has some depth to it in that there have been times in the past when Apple software updates have broken third party application functionality, introduced bugs system wide, rendered Macs unbootable, etc. The majority of the time you're probably fine to install on day 1 but I would never give someone a hard time for playing it safe to first see if others run into problems.

Not to mention those that rarely shutdown their Macs, having to wait for it to reboot following an update (which will certainly be longer than normal) can be a PIA a lot of the times.