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Click update and can't use computer for an hour
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kevs
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Oct 19, 2019, 04:43 PM
 
I clicked the pesty Apple update badge and now frozen out from working for 1 -2 hours. NO real warning that this is a large update or even what it's regarding. Or how long it will take. Apple seems to be the master of the sneak attack. Anyone have strategies for this?

I don't why I keep falling for this. I'm consciousness guy who likes to get things done quickly but seem to keep falling for this; and then I'm shut out of my computer for the day.

There were no option drop own visible.
     
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Oct 19, 2019, 04:59 PM
 
macOS tells me what the update is, before I click [Update]. OS updates always lock you out for a time. App updates, or feature updates (Safari, iTunes, Remote Desktop) may want a reboot after, but do not lock you out in the meantime.

In SysPrefs -> Software Update -> [Advanced...], I have [_] "Install macOS updates" unchecked. So it presents updates to me, and I can choose when/if to apply them.

[_] "Install app updates" and [_] "Install system data files and security updates" is also unchecked. Again, so it leaves me in control of the schedule.
     
kevs  (op)
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Oct 19, 2019, 08:36 PM
 
Yes, thanks went and unchecked the OS.
     
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Oct 19, 2019, 11:43 PM
 
Better uncheck the "system data files and security updates" too. Security updates are really OS updates.
     
kevs  (op)
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Oct 20, 2019, 12:37 AM
 
I don't do full OS until 8 months all bugs are out. or most are... but why not get security updates automatic?
     
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Oct 20, 2019, 12:41 AM
 
Because they're really OS updates. ie - they will lock you out of your computer, same as official OS updates. Until they're done.

You do want security updates. But you'll want manual control over when they happen.
     
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Oct 20, 2019, 01:42 AM
 
ok good idea. Thanks
     
   
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