HT2357: OS X: How to ignore a Software UpdateLearn about OS X: How to ignore a Software Update
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2012 3:07 AM (in response to pkarsai)
I always check manually. If you want to ignore one, just do not install it. However, I have noticed that the updates are grouped and I cannot find a way to ignore one of several.
I suppose this is a way of dumbing down the update system so everyone that updates is at the same level.
BarryiMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 4 GB memory,DSL, Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 8:22 AM (in response to pkarsai)
There is a way...
For the software update you would like to hide - make sure the full description of the update is shown - click "More..." if needed to show the full description
Right click on the update window. Select "Hide update"
This will hide the update and it will not show in the App Store Updates Window or counted on the dock icon.
To restore - select "Show all software updates.." which is now shown in the App store "Store" menu. Then "Reload Page" from the Store menu.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to DickVH)
I'm struggling with this answer. I followed the steps you mentioned where I clicked on "more..." to show the full description and then the next thing was to right-click on the update window? Where? I right-clicked everywhere. Should there be another window somewhere? (And, yes, my right-click is enabled)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to colorgrader1)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to colorgrader1)
I, too, can't get this to work.
Running 10.8.1 on a brand new machine, I get no contextual menu at all when two-finger clicking the description for the 9/5/12 iMovie update.
The only contextual menu I can manage to bring up at all is the one on the App Store link itself, which offers the options "Open Link" and "Copy Link".
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2012 7:05 PM (in response to mutus_liber)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2012 8:01 PM (in response to DickVH)
Could there be a trackpad preference you have set up that is over-riding the standard function?
I can't imagine. I get contextual menus in every other situation I expect to. And a simple Control-click doesn't do the trick either.
And, when I say "brand new machine", I mean a MacBook pulled out of its box two nights ago. Minimal configuration changes. No third party software or preference panes installed yet.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 7:14 PM (in response to mutus_liber)
I've figured it out!
I have MORE THAN ONE iTunes purchasing account! So when there's updates on an account that I'm NOT logged into at the time, I still see update notices but I need to actually log in on the account I made that purchase on. After that, I can get that contextual menu where I can choose to "hide updates" if I want to.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 4:03 AM (in response to mutus_liber)
what not to hide update click on the update button and you will see at not your ID.
Why? I think it is because your OS is illegal and update service sees to his acount which OS version was leaked on the Internet.
Suspicions because I do not have in my MacBook angry birds. but anyway sends them update.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 6:28 AM (in response to vexas)
I have the same problem here
Can't get to ignore an app that I had it installed for me
Even if I deleted the app, it keeps showing in my software update notifications
How to handle this, I never wanted this app on my mac and if I click the update option (the only one I have) it asks for the password of the guy who installed it ...
Thx for any help
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to drusixtynine)
Suggestion regarding updates for deleted application
Look in the "receipts" folder which has a list of files pertaining to applications and updates which have been installed. It's in the main library folder: I.E. imac/library/Receipts
Search for one that pertains to the deleted application. Delete it. You may need to authenticate.
I believe this shouldn't do any harm and might eliminate your problem.
Also you could delete the plist preference file for the application which would be in the in the user library preferences folder. I.E. imac/users/username/Library. You can get to the user Library by holding the option key and selecting Library from the list in the "Go" menu in the finder. Search for a plist file that pertains to the problematic application. For example the plist filename for Microsoft Excel is "com.microsoft.Excel.plist"
Don't go nuts deleting things if you're not sure. If you're not comfortable deleting these files - just move them to a temporary folder somewhere.
Probably best to reboot after deleting or moving the files and try the update process again.
I believe deleting the receipt file will "fix" the problem. If this was an app store installed application - the fix might be different.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to DickVH)
Thx 4 ur answer DickVH
But there is almost nothing in receipts:
- an empty folder called db
- BSD.pkg which is a package I guess for some software
- InstallHistory.plist which contains a history of all the packages that were installed since Mac OS 10.8 clean install, but not of that program that I deleted
Found nothing in the preferences folder either
Seems that the OS keeps track of that program somewhere else
Any other clue?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to drusixtynine)
I'd use a program like EasyFind http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11076/easyfind to search for reminants of the program on the HD. This will find files that spotlight won't "see" - including "invisible" or hidden files. Mountain Lion probably installs files differently with the developer signing and sandboxing requirements and there's probably stuff going on I'm no longer familiar with. Good luck.