Safari extensions - install updates automatically - what's the point really?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jon08, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    I'm asking myself what's the point of having this option ticked anyway? It seems like I always have to untick it and tick it again, and only then any possible updates for my extensions will show up.

    In other words, I always have to do it manually, it's not like the extensions get updated by themselves, unless I unticked and ticked that "install updates automatically" option.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have noticed the same thing. I can get them to update just by clicking on the "Updates" thing at the bottom then going back to the prefs for the extension. I don't find I need to unclick/click the updates checkmark.
     
  3. jon08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I see. Well the main issue here is - you have to take care of these "automatic updates" yourself because seemingly if you neglect it, they won't update by themselves either. Pointless.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Agreed.
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    It all depends on what the meaning of "automatically" is. ;)
     

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