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barebackbadger8

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Mar 23, 2009
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Really annoying me now.
In the mac app store i have "2" updates, imovie and iphoto..
Now i dont use either of them but dont want to uninstall them either
So is there a way to stop the app store looking for updates or even stop it displaying the number of updates icon
 

netslacker

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Jan 21, 2008
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It's always shown updates, at least for as long as I can recall.

Why not just apply the updates? It you don't want to delete the apps then they're worth updating. IMO.
 
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cmdrmac

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Jun 24, 2012
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I realize that you don't necessarily want to remove the apps, but by removing them, you won't have the Mac AppStore automatically suggest that there are updates for those software applications. Nice thing about the Mac AppStore is that you can always reinstall the app at a later date and when you reinstall it, it will be the latest and greatest version.
 
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davidg4781

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Oct 28, 2006
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I realize that you don't necessarily want to remove the apps, but by removing them, you won't have the Mac AppStore automatically suggest that there are updates for those software applications. Nice thing about the Mac AppStore is that you can always reinstall the app at a later date and when you reinstall it, it will be the latest and greatest version.

Even if that app is no longer available in the MAS??
 
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cmdrmac

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Jun 24, 2012
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Even if that app is no longer available in the MAS??

Unfortunately no. I should have clarified that in my earlier post. You can only redownload an app on the Mac AppStore as long as it is still available on the Mac AppStore. If the app was banned or pulled from sale, you will no longer be able to download it.
 
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ScottNWDW

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Jul 10, 2008
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Just apply the updates.
Since you stated you don't want to uninstall the apps from your Mac, there must be an underlying reason. Should you decide at some point in the future to use the apps, they will at least be the current version if the updates are applied.
 
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davidg4781

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iPhoto updates are usually necessary to keep compatibility with the OS and cameras. That would be best to keep updated. If a future paid version comes out they may take off your version.
 
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brand

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Oct 3, 2006
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Now i dont use either of them but dont want to uninstall them either
So is there a way to stop the app store looking for updates or even stop it displaying the number of updates icon

I do not understand the logic behind what you are wanting to do.
 
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mrgraff

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Apr 18, 2010
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I do not understand the logic behind what you are wanting to do.

Sounds like the OP simply doesn't want to update certain apps. I feel that way sometimes; maybe I heard about a bug in the latest update, or the update removes a feature that's important to me, or the update changes a UI that I'm currently comfortable with, or maybe I just don't feel like it right now.

I don't think you can stop the MAS from showing the availability of an update, but if seeing it bothers you in any way, you could at least remove the icon from the dock.
 
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iMacFarlane

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Apr 5, 2012
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I've often wondered this as I stayed on Snow Leopard for 10 months after Lion's release. Some apps would be updated, now requiring Lion. I couldn't apply the updates, but my MAS icon showed the red badge of discouragement anyway. Obviously problem went away when I made the unfortunate decision to upgrade to Lion.
 
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samdalton

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Mar 22, 2013
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App store updates

I do not understand the logic behind what you are wanting to do.


I think the issue is one of choice. With battery life and data usage limited I don't want the choice to search for updates continually without choice is annoying. It is not the fact that apps should not be updated it is choosing when at a convenient time at home on wifi while charging is the ideal time. I wan the choice is this possible to switch update searching off and on when time and place is optimal.
 
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justperry

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Aug 10, 2007
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I think the issue is one of choice. With battery life and data usage limited I don't want the choice to search for updates continually without choice is annoying. It is not the fact that apps should not be updated it is choosing when at a convenient time at home on wifi while charging is the ideal time. I wan the choice is this possible to switch update searching off and on when time and place is optimal.

^^This, I am on a limited Internet, actually it is unlimited but after 3 GB it gets throttled down to 128 Mb, not only that it also closed the active port after 2 MB so Apple's downloads won't work or won't work well.

It's even worse, I was in another country a while ago, downloaded iPhoto manually and updated, it's version 9.4.2 and it still shows me the 9.4.2 update????
I actually forced the update, Installer did not allow me, I used Pacifist to force install.

The App store is slow, closed and checks whole my computer which I don't like.
 
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brand

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Oct 3, 2006
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I think the issue is one of choice. With battery life and data usage limited I don't want the choice to search for updates continually without choice is annoying. It is not the fact that apps should not be updated it is choosing when at a convenient time at home on wifi while charging is the ideal time. I wan the choice is this possible to switch update searching off and on when time and place is optimal.

Showing that there is an update and automatically installing the updates are two entirely different things. The first one happens the second does not. The update check is also not continual like you say it is.
 
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