Stop updating OSX?

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OSX keeps prompting me every few hours to install a critical software update—QuickTime. Because if I didn’t install this, I’d apparently be in real trouble.

QuickTime 7.1.1 addresses an issue with 3rd party start-up items on Intel Macs. This release also fixes an issue exporting Keynote presentations to iDVD.

I don’t have an Intel Mac. I’m slumming it with a year-old PowerBook. And I don’t use Keynote, prefering OpenOffice instead. So this isn’t all that critical of an update to me.

Each time it pops up, I just quit the updater. But then it comes back later. I suppose I could just install it and be done with it, but this update requires a restart. I find it greatly annoying that in order to stop getting nagged to install software I don’t need that I’ll need to restart. I restart roughly once every few weeks.

There’s got to be a way to permanently ignore a particular update without turning off software update altogether. Anyone?

matthew Maber
June 16, 2006 5:55 PM

select the update and in one of the menus it says something like 'ignore this update'

Hugh
June 16, 2006 7:56 PM

Yes, Update menu "Ignore Update..." or delete (keyboard shortcut)

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