OS X Update Notifications Can't Be Erased?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ProudLoz, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. ProudLoz macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    Well, I don't know how to describe this phenomenon, but when you get a normal notification on the top right hand corner, you can just swipe it away and move on with your day. But with OS X Update notifications, it just comes back a few minutes later. Now, I can ignore it, but unfortunately it obscures some of the windows that I'm using when I need to hit a button near that area. This is so annoying, and apparently there's no way to stop OS X from notifying me on the Notification Center Preferences.

    Obviously the solution is to update OS X and move on with life right? But what if an update is reported with bugs, or what if in the future it removes something I may rely on? Why can't I swipe this away for good?
  2. ProudLoz thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2012
    I understand, but that's not the issue. The issue is that these things can't be swiped away for good so they won't bother me again until I decide to update.
  3. MattGTO macrumors regular


    May 29, 2008
    Mckinney, Texas
    This is one of my biggest gripes with the new notifications system. As a videographer I spend a lot of time editing, and it gets really annoying to swipe away that notification every 5 minutes when I am literally not able to update. I would be fine if the notification wasn't intrusive, but it blocks part of the viewer window in FCP. It was a major oversight not to have the ability to turn of system update notifications.
  4. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  5. slrandall macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    You can. Open NC, and scroll up. There's a toggle there to turn off alerts.

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