Disable/remove App Store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iCeFuSiOn, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    Does anyone know how one would go about disabling and removing the Mac App Store outside of using Parental Controls? Here's what I've tried:

    1. Trashing App Store.app entirely - which seems to re-assign the "App Store" link in the Apple menu back to "Mac OS X Downloads..."; the only problem is that when you attempt to open a file type that OS X doesnt recognize, the dialog asks you if you want to search the App Store at which point you hit the button and it does nothing. Not a proper solution.

    2. Restricting access to App Store.app via CHMOD - would prefer to avoid this solution as it's more of a hack than anything.

    Is there a hidden preference anywhere in the system to just get rid of this without having to avoid downloading 10.6.6 or any future OS X updates?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

    Tyler23

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  3. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to install 10.6.6 WITHOUT including the App Store?
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Aatos.1: sure, but it's inconvenient and beyond the grasp of your everyday user.
     

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