Eliminate the El Capitan Upgrade Notice

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by ITguy2016, May 29, 2016.

  1. ITguy2016 Suspended

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    I have Mavericks running on my Mac Pro and I have no interest (at this time) to upgrade to El Capitan. Recently the El Capitan upgrade notice as appeared on my desktop and will not allow me to dismiss it. It's annoying and it is covering my primary Mac hard drive icon. I've gone into the App Store and hidden the El Capitan upgrade notice from there. However the desktop notice remains. Is there a way to remove this notice?
     
  2. KRivers macrumors member

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    If you're speaking about desktop notification then you should be able to click hold in the notification banner and throw it to the right to dismiss it
     
  3. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    I just get the desktop notification and once I click on later it goes away...
     
  4. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    I also found the same notice, which is odd because as far as I recall, I long ago chose – in App Store – to ignore an offer to upgrade from Mavericks.

    So long ago, I can't recall whether that ignorance was of Yosemite or El Capitan.
     
  5. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    I quit App Store, ran the following command then App Store in Mavericks treated the installer for OS X El Capitan as DOWNLOADED

    sudo touch "/Install OS X El Capitan.app"

    – but the effect was not long lasting.

    (I know, that's not the normal path for the application, but I was curious.)
     
  6. Avenged110 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if this is what you're referring to, but the only way I've found to stop the desktop notifications reappearing is to stop automatically checking for updates in the App Store section of Sys Prefs. I don't get any App Store notifications since doing that, thankfully. Once Apple stops supporting Mavericks in October, I'll probably just remove the App Store completely.
     

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