UPDATE: This wonderful ability to ignore updates has been removed in Mavericks ( OS X 10.9 ).
Mac Updates Available has been an annoying reoccurring message for me ever since we got a new printer replacing the HP model we had previously. With the old printer gone there is no reason to install updates to the HP Printer Driver.
I was thrilled to discover I can easily Ignore Updates.
How to Disable Specific Mac Updates
(in OS X < 10.9)
- Load Software Update with list of available updates
- Highlight the item to ignore
- In the top Software Update menu bar, click Update and then Ignore Update…
This small change made disproportionately happy, which is a sign of a great fix. I’ve now also used it on iTunes updates.