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The Software Update tool shows already installed updates

The Software Update tool shows already installed updates. I already installed them a few times, clicking either the 'Update All' button or the individual 'Update' buttons. The apps are: Keynote, ...
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How to know update size on the osX?

I pay for cellular internet and use a phone as a hotspot for a mac. I should always know how big the update for OS X is, however I cannot find any way to know the size before I start the download. The ...
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How to disable the “Updates Available” warnings on a Mac

My MacBook continually reminds me that there are updates available for applications that I don't intend to update. So the crux of my question is basically this: How does one hide these "available ...
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Update Previous iTunes Store/App Store Purchase without Active Apple ID?

I don't have an active Apple ID/iTunes account. How do I update software purchased in the past? How do I go down the "if you don't have an Apple ID" path below? Mac OS X will allow one to bypass ...
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Is there any way I can find mac updates location and downlad them manually?

I have a very slow internet connection that gives me lost signal every few minutes and it get's even worse when it comes to update my mac. Apple only allows you to download updates using its stupid ...
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System not booting up after OS X Update 10.8.5

I am new to MAC (and also to this forum). Yesterday, I updated my OS to 10.8.5 and I am unable to boot it again. On boot up, it shows some error message on black screen with some message: A part of ...
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Automatic updates of Firefox (stable and beta) don't work on OS X

I do use Firefox stable, beta, aurora and nightlies on OS X 10.7.*. While automatic updates work as expected with aurora and nightly builds they don't work, and never have, with stable and beta ...
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Documenting software-updates semi-automatically in MacOS X by parsing log files?

I'd like to document changes I made to my computer (running MacOS 10.6.8) to be able to identify the sources of eventual problems. Mostly I install updates when a software notifies me about a newer ...
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336 views

How to schedule Mac Software Updates

I would like to be able to schedule software updates to run during the time when my Internet data usage is free. I have tried to figure out how to use Automator and/or iCal to do this, but I am not ...
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Updating from OSX Lion 10.7.2 to 10.7.4

I just got my Mac upgraded to 10.7.2, just to be able to install Xcode 4.3.3. However, when I try to install Xcode 4.3.3, it says that it requires a minimum of OSX 10.7.3. Then using the "Software ...
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How to apply Mac App Store software updates from the command line?

I'm administering several computer labs using software from the Mac App Store. Is there any way to apply software updates from the command line (via Remote Desktop), instead of having to go around to ...
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1answer
548 views

OS X gets stuck at the login window and only displays the dark blue linen background

I had to hard boot my MacBook off last night after it got stuck in a Keynote presentation. On the restart, I opened Safari / Chrome and would visit a webpage and about a second after rendering the ...
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Mac doesn't find update to 10.6.0

I'm trying to update my Mac from 10.5.8 to 10.6.0 in order to install Photoshop CS6 but my Mac doesn't want to find the update when I click Check for updates. What options do I have?
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A desktop app for viewing the latest updates to git repositories in real-time? (OS X)

Does anyone know if there is a simple OS X app that can display real-time updates to git repositories? Basically, I'm working on several repositories with multiple people, so normally I always have a ...
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OS X software updates download but don't install

I've got three 10.6 computers that won't install OS X updates. Checking for new software will show about a dozen updates (Security updates, Safari, iPhoto, printers, etc) and if choose install it ...
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Software update shows “P⁣⁣roblem with the system installer tool” error in OS X Lion

I can't update my system. Does anyone know what the problem is? sudo softwareupdate -i -a Password: Software Update Tool Copyright 2002-2010 Apple Downloading Digital Camera Raw Compatibility ...
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OSX - Update “Java for OS X 2012-002” is not mentioned on support.apple.com, is this ok?

Straight after installing "Java for OS X 2012-001" Software Update asks me to install "Java for OS X 2012-002", which has the exact same size (66.6 MB) and description (including the same two links: ...
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813 views

How long is a version of OSX supported for security updates?

How long does Apple normally support versions of OSX with security updates. What was the last OSX version to drop support for security updates? Where would I find this information?
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1answer
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Is it possible that a firmware update made startup slow?

I have a 2011 MBP w/ 8 gigs of RAM and a 128 gig solid state drive. I was just notified that updates were available. I briefly glanced at the details of the update and remember seeing updates for ...
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1answer
530 views

How can I get rid of printer drivers I accidentally installed on OS X?

I was trying to connect to a Canon ImageRunner at one of my client's workplace, and an HP printer at a different client's worklplace. Most times my Mac can find and install printers with no problem. ...
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1answer
37 views

Feed / log / page of Windows and OSX Updates

Just wondering if anyone knows of a page / xml feed or something which I can monitor so I can quickly see if any new updates have been released for Windows/OSX. So instead of running Windows/Software ...
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Why are Windows updates slow and Mac OSX updates relatively fast?

I've been wondering about this for some time: What is the technical reason behind operating system updates on Windows (XP ... Win7) typically taking much longer to install than updates on Mac OSX? ...
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iMac has no internet in Safari but the same time has in Firefox

I have a 21" Apple iMac with Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari installed. The past two days, I can't access the internet in Safari at all, but still can in Firefox or Chrome. I also can't update ...
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1answer
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OS X Software Update fails

My Mac will not update, every time I press software update and tick the mac software update it starts to load and update but then it just stops and doesn't move. I have to shutdown the computer which ...
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1answer
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mac external-hard-disk “software update”

When I make a software update, the files are downloaded on my MacBook's internal hard disk. How can I set a different hard disk as default? I suppose the files related to the software update are ...
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Cannot update software for my Mac mini?

I can't update the software i.e., Mac OS, iTunes, etc., in my Mac mini. Can anybody give the solution for my problem? i update the software using the "software update" from the left most top the ...
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Mac OS X: Update Python for Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Python on Mac So, I see similar questions, but none of the answers work for me. I updated Python to 3.1.3 from 2.6.1. Everything works, except: When I type python ...
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How to update OSX when space is tight?

Software Update has notified me of a new OSX system update (including the Mac App Store). It claims to be about 1.6GB in size. I have 4.6GB of free space on my hard drive. However, when I attempt to ...
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1answer
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“Steam needs to be online to update” - 404 fetching *_osx.zip.* [closed]

Since yesterday evening, when I launch Steam on OSX, a self-update progress bar appears instead (at 0 of 30MB or so). This bar does not advance, an error dialog appears: Steam needs to be online ...
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How can I list all updates installed on Mac OS X?

How can I list all updates installed on Mac OS X?
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3answers
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Shutdown and apply updates with OS X

Is it possible to shutdown + update the Mac ? It's annoying to wait for it to restart when I just want to click update and go home. I've seen this once on a MacBook and I can't find how to do it.
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1answer
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Remove iTunes on Mac OS X permanently: no Software Update

Somewhat predictably, removing iTunes on Mac OS X is a long arduous process, described at http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1224 — which I have followed. As far as I can tell, I have purged every trace of ...
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1answer
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OS X: why Software Update suggests to update removed application?

I have a small OS X 10.5 installation for testing purposes (otherwise use 10.6). After I switched to 10.5 today, Software Update told me that there is a new update available for iTunes. But I have ...
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How do i get a more recent version of Java on my Mac than is showing up in software update?

I need at least Java 1.6 to run a program that someone else in my lab wrote On the Java website it tells me to update Java via apple's software update function, i've run this a few times but it only ...
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After installing Snow Leopard 10.6 - Software Update gets me this

Some of the selected updates couldn't be saved The update could not be expanded and verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading. The update will be downloaded and ...
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365 views

Update notification for macports

Is there any way or tool that I can use to receive notifications when any of my macports-packages are out-of-date?
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1answer
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Mac OS X 10.6.3 update: Freezes mouse every now and then

Ever since I updated my early 2010 MacBook Pro 13" with the 10.6.3 update, the mouse pointer freezes for 5 to 10 seconds, every now and then. The keyboard is next to unresponsive when this happens. ...
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1answer
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How to upgrade Mac OS X from 10.4 to 10.6

How do I upgrade from Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6? I'm using an iBook G4.
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1answer
1k views

How to update Preview.app from the command line without losing focus on Mac OS X?

I want to update Preview.app in the background from the command line without losing focus of my current window. I know that I can use the following to open/update the view of a file, but then I lose ...
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Reset OS X Software Update server

My Software Update is broken. I had tried to set it to update from my OS X server (server.local) (instead of pulling from Apple) to save bandwidth, but was never able to get it working. Now when I ...
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1answer
48 views

Restore apple software file [closed]

I have broken my software file, but I don't know how to I can fix it with Apple's own software updater again. Can anyone suggest how to fix it.
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How to Get Software Updates in Offline Mode for Mac OS X?

Right now my home PC isn't connected to the internet. My office PC however is connected with internet. I want to install updates on my home PC. Updates for iTunes, Xcode, Safari, QuickTime, Java etc. ...
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What's the best thing to do if the OS X Performance Update hangs?

I closed all applications and then chose to install the Performance Update that was released this week (October 16, 2009). Upon rebooting I get a blue screen with the gray and black waiting circle. Is ...
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How do I properly update Python on Mac OS X

If I download python from the Python website and try to install it with the installer, it installs, but I need to specify that I want the new version of Python when I run my programs from terminal. If ...
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1answer
446 views

How to get a list of Software Updates that have been applied to my MacBook Pro via Software Update

How can I get a list of the patches that have been applied to my MacBook Pro via the Mac OS X software updater?
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5answers
674 views

My friend's Mac OS X is crashing every 20 minutes since her last Software Update… can it be fixed?

My friend bought a Mac OS X in January 2004. Two years ago, she upgraded to Leopard. Her Mac performed OK, although it froze now and then. Then today, she did a Software Update. She clicked ...
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Save applied system updates for backup

When I need to reformat a hard drive, or if I get a new computer, the first thing that needs to be done is to download all the backups. Depending on how old the installation media is, this can often ...
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Automatic updates on OS X Leopard

Is it possible to set OS X Leopard to update my system automatically at a specific time, just like Windows does? Right now the Updater randomly pops up when there are updates and I have to manually ...