Finally – I can get rid of the Mountain Lion Mac Software Update Notification

20 Jun
2013
Make it go away!

Make it go away!

This post is for anyone who has struggled to get rid of the Mountain Lion Mac software update notification.

All other notification badges have a ‘Cancel’ button, but software update only has ‘More Details’ and ‘Update’.

Sometimes I’ve left that notification sitting on my desktop for weeks. Sounds stupid, right?

Well, yes, it’s pretty stupid and more stupid that I didn’t figure there must be a way around this and today I found out by accident how to get rid of the message.

The Solution

Just drag it to the right – off screen – and it disappears.

Now I feel like a chump, but if you’re reading this page, you’re likely to have been pulling your hair out over the same thing.

2 Responses to Finally – I can get rid of the Mountain Lion Mac Software Update Notification

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Kristin Brown

July 8th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Oh my gosh! THANK YOU. I feel a little ridiculous now too.

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Marc

August 7th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Unfortunately, that’s not a permanent solution. It comes back pretty quickly. People have posted on other sites that the way to fix this permanently is to uncheck “automatically check for updates” in the Software Update section of System Preferences.

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