Apple really wants you to upgrade to Catalina. So much so, that there is now a permanent badge in System Preferences prompting you to take the plunge.
But if you’re not quite ready yet for any one of a myriad of reasons, you can get rid of that damn, red dot with:
sudo softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Catalina"
via Rob Griffiths
Well, I guess that red badge is just going to be there permanently since I can’t convince Catalina that I’m signed into iCloud.
As if badge anxiety (see here and here) isn’t bad enough among 3rd party apps, now I’ll forever be worried that I’m behind on a critical system update.
And don’t get me started on the fact that the Notifications pane in System Preferences doesn’t let you disable badges in the Dock for itself.
Then there’s this…
That pops up at least once a day. It’s not the end of the world to have to click and dismiss it, except that you can’t do that. In what’s become an increasingly common pattern in recent years of Apple forcing decisions onto you, the only way to get rid of it is to click “View”, which, of course, opens System Preferences. sigh
Apps that think they’re so important they have the right to insert themselves not only into your favorites – but the top spot, too.
I understand what they’re trying to say, but could they make it anymore confusing for an average user?
This scary warning appears when installing on a hard drive with 500 GB of free space and a Dropbox account containing less than 20 GB.