Ignore Mac Software Update Packages

Sep 8, 2009 - 5 Comments

Apple certainly means well with the Software Updates, but sometimes I get update notifications I just don’t care about, or just don’t want to install. You can stop Software Update from pestering you about these particular packages by selecting the package in the Software Update screen, then navigating to the ‘Update’ menu and selecting “Ignore Update” (see screenshot below). If you accidentally ignore a package you do want, or you change your mind later, no problem – simply go to the Software Updates main menu and select “Reset Ignored Updates”


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  2. czester says:

    Thanks for very useful tip! ;-)

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  4. Lenny says:

    Mac OS updates are so intrusive, unlike the Windows update manager software

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