Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Cancel a Mac Store app update while it's downloading Install
In the Updates section of the Mac App Store, if the user chooses to update an app or apps, the interface offers the ability to pause the download of the update, but seemingly not to cancel it. Canceling the download is possible by holding down the option key. The "Pause" buttons change to "Cancel" buttons.

[kirkmc adds: I don't have any current updates to be able to test this. I don't think this stops the update from generating a notification after you cancel the download, but I'm curious as to what happens. Post your experiences in the comments.]
  • Currently 3.50 / 5
  You rated: 5 / 5 (10 votes cast)

Cancel a Mac Store app update while it's downloading | 2 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Cancel a Mac Store app update while it's downloading' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Cancel a Mac Store app update while it's downloading
Authored by: parraccourci on Apr 16, '13 08:28:51AM

"your experiences" ;-)

[ Reply to This | # ]
works fine
Authored by: Thomas_U on Apr 16, '13 11:26:35AM
hi, I quickly tested this hint:

  • start todays update of Xcode (78 MB)
  • press option, click cancel at 40 MB
  • MacAppStore asks for password
  • download is cancelled
  • quit, start MacAppStore again
  • start update again
  • update starts from scratch, no resume = no leftovers

Thumbs up!
Edited on Apr 16, '13 11:27:50AM by Thomas_U

[ Reply to This | # ]