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The mac app store on Mac OS X (10.8.3) notifies me frequently about new app updates by showing a little popup. How can I change the update frequency or the way Mac OS X notifies me?

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Related questions: 60881, 72784 –  Lri Mar 31 '13 at 5:02

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Launch Terminal, found in /Applications/Utilities/ and enter the following command:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate ScheduleFrequency 3

Set the number at the end to the number in days between checking for available software updates, the example uses 3 days

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Thanks! Tried it and it seems to work fine. Do you know if this settings survives updates? –  greenforest Apr 3 '13 at 22:09
    
Not sure, but it should, as it would be pointless otherwise. Please don't forget to accept my answer if it is the answer is satisfactory. Thank you. –  alisamii Apr 4 '13 at 3:18
    
Are you sure this checks for Mac App Store apps, and not just Software Updates for OS X itself? –  TJ Luoma May 16 '13 at 14:05

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