I tried right clicking the updates to see if it would show me a "hide" or "ignore" option without any luck.

My OCD is not pleased. I don't want to see a number on my pretty App Store icon :p

Am I missing anything or did Apple just remove that option? If so, may Steve Job's ghost haunt them until they are all driven crazy.


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To hide an update:

  1. Open the Mac App Store and click the Updates tab.

  2. Right click on the update(s) that you wish to hide, and click Hide Update.



To unhide an update:

  1. Open the Mac App Store

  2. Click the Store tab in the menu bar and select Show All Software Updates.



Why there could have been no option:

Right-Click "Hide update" worked in Sierra through 10.12.4. Some time in the last couple of updates it stopped being an option. However: Updates you previously "hid" (in an earlier version of Sierra) are still flagged as "hidden" and still stay out of sight, you just cant add any new items to hide.

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    That is not what the latest mac app store looks like. Your answer is obsolete,
    – gozu
    Jan 4, 2019 at 23:08

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