Mac App Store notifications

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  1. johndoe123abc, Jul 18, 2012
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    According to Apple's website, you will receive notifications from the Mac App Store (via Notification Center) when updates are available. Yet I see no section for Mac App Store in Notifications Pref pane, and do not receive notifications when updates are available.

    Does anyone have any explanation for this?

    See "Notification Center" section here: https://developer.apple.com/technologies/mountain-lion/

    EDIT: Maybe it's only after the updates have been downloaded and are ready to install? See system update pref pane.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    No.

    Also no.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    So are you saying I'm right?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I think we aren't both right ;-)

    Found just this ;)
     

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  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Did you get that notification before the update had downloaded? Was it for a purchased app or a system update?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't know. Just found this screenshot in the Internet.
    This screenshot is from the Gold Master build
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting. No App Store preferences in Notification Center, so I can't see a way to disable it, aside from within software update pref pane, which I have set to inform me.
     
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    On the apple videos showing how Ml is working. Apple does show how the mac store will notify you about new updates, and will auto update as well.

    So i think we are missing something here.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    Have you got a link to the video in question?
     
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    ML ad! Apple.com
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    There are Software Update settings in System Preferences. There is an option to auto-download updates and Notify you when they are ready to install. I believe that is what the post above is (except in German!)
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you are right. This seems to be the setting to en/disable the notifications.
     
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    Rest assured we will be bombarded with "Important Notifications".

    Ability to turn them off, or disable them?

    Oh please, you've got to be kidding.

    After they've created them, they're not about to let them go to waste :D
     
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    I also don't get notifications. Oke to be clear, notifications appear when I open the Mac App Store application.
    Same is with all other applications like mail ect ect. Alarm, reminders, calendar do appear.
    It kinda bugs me for mail and store. Dont see the point of notifications if i need to have all these apps opened all time. Then i see it either way.
     
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    I was getting OS updates without MAS open in DP4... It would just tell me an update is available. When I opened MAS it hadn't downloaded it yet or anything.
     
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    +1. Personally I think this is only really effective and useful is if you're expecting something, say in mail, and it allows you to quickly access it but if you're a casual user, notifications doesn't really help if you need to have the app open.
     

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