How do I stop the annoying 'Updates Available'

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Hello! How do I stop the ANNOYING 'Updates Available' notification? It drives me CRAZY! :mad:
     
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    Koodauw

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    Go into you system preferences and click on the software update. Uncheck the automatic update box. Hopefully this will help. I agree its annoying.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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

    The easiest way to get rid of that notification is to install the update(s).

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

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    System prefs > notifications I'm guessing. Away from the computer to confirm.
     
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    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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    I do not see the Mac App Store there. :/
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Give this 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.
     
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    THANKS! It was helpful! :)
     
  9. SuperPolli, Aug 22, 2013
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    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.
     

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