I don't sync my iPad often, but when I do I almost always get the following question from iTunes: ' iTunes has found purchased items on the iPad [or iPhone] "[device name]" that are not present in your iTunes library. Do you want to transfer these items... ', as in:
This creates a problem because I intentionally delete apps from iTunes that I no longer want. Then, if I answer "Transfer" to the question (as I often do since I'm worried about losing something else that I actually did buy on the iPad), then iTunes transfers the deleted-in-iTunes apps back into iTunes, doh!, even though those apps were not purchased recently on the iPad. So:
Is there a way to find out which apps iTunes wants to sync before answering the question, so I can purge the unwanted ones from the iPad before sync and avoid the resurrection?
To fully delete an app without resurrecting it and without potentially losing anything else, must I delete it in iTunes and across all iOS devices it lives on or is there an easier way I'm missing?
If I check the "Do not ask me again" box, what does iTunes do the next time it encounters this issue: (a) always Don't Transfer, (b) always Transfer, or (c) always what I answered the time I selected the checkbox? Where might I see/change this option in iTunes, if I ever change my mind?