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How do I decline/reject a pending update from the App Store?

by The_Bluesman / February 11, 2013 1:43 AM PST

The app store counter is at "1" because it has an update for me to download and install. But this update is for stuff I don't have or use, therefore I don't want to install it. How to I get rid of it (decline it/reject it) ? Running Mountain Lion on a MacBook Pro.

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Decline Software Updates in App Store
by centurion48 / February 11, 2013 4:39 AM PST

If you right-click on the Update button you get the option to hide the update. I assume this persists until you decide to unhide the update but I have never tried it.

If you are sure you will never use the original software again then delete it from your hard drive and updates will not be shown in future.

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no iTunes 11
by tymcat / February 12, 2013 2:51 AM PST

Thank you for the hint.
After getting rid of iTunes 11 (a real drag, you can't just dump it or reinstall the old version, you must return the whole system to its prior state) Appstore nags with update proposals and you have to stay alert not to click the wrong one.
Now I feel safe from Apples wonderful updates.

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Just out of curiosity,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 11, 2013 7:11 AM PST

what is the update you are concerned about?


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There are 2 parts to the update
by The_Bluesman / February 11, 2013 9:56 PM PST
In reply to: Just out of curiosity,

There are 2 parts to the update. One concerns Airport, which I do not use, nor do I ever intend to use. The other is an update for Camera Raw adding cameras that I do not own, and therefore would have no need for. Of course, Apple has no way of knowing this.
Right-clicking the update button only hides the internal levels of the update, it does not reset the alert.

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Update for software you don't have
by centurion48 / February 11, 2013 7:52 AM PST

I just re-read your original question.

You indicated that the update might be for software you do not have. If that is the case then you should advise Apple that there is a bug in their system because that should not happen.

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