The bad kind of forcing function

This really irritates me:


The version I have works fine, and since I generally don’t trust Apple I really don’t want a new version. But the “Do not ask me again” checkbox only takes effect if you perform the “accept” action on the dialog, and the only way to do that is to download the new version. And I assume if I do that, in future it will always grab new versions without asking me since I told it not to ask me again.

The “Do not ask” checkbox has no effect if you press Cancel or close the dialog, which means I’ll be irritated by this thing on a regular basis. It’s an evil plot to try to exhaust non-upgrading people into submission! I very much doubt this is a design accident; Apple has a significant interest in getting people to take new versions since it’s how they impose new rights restrictions on their users.

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