But I don't want to know that there is an OS update available ...

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So I'm on Monterey, and am REALLY NOT READY to update to Ventura. But System Preferences/Software Update icon wants to flash me a red ball saying that hey, Ventura is available. I KNOW THAT. I DON'T WANT IT. How can I turn off that annoying red ball? Not sure if that is considered a "notification", as I already have "Check for Updates" unchecked in SysPrefs/Software Update/Advanced. That's supposed to prevent software update notifications. If it's not supposed to be checking for updates, why am I being told there is an update available?
 

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Hi,

My main M1 mini is also still on Monterey, because of my audio recording software that isn't fully compatible with Ventura yet.

Here is how I have things set, which prevents the Badge app icon on Software Update for me:
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I also have Allow Notifications disabled for everything except Mail (Badges) and Messages (Badges, Sounds).

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When I uncheck "automatically keep my Mac up to date" I just have an empty box. Not a dash. Also I do NOT want any one to check for new updates. That's precisely why it keeps telling me there is one right now, because for some reason it IS checking. I have none of these boxes checked, and I too have almost all notifications off. Am I missing something?

In fact, it's funny. When I uncheck the box "Check for updates" it immediately checks for updates!

Pretty simple. What I'd rather not have to see is this,

Screen Shot 2022-11-11 at 12.15.46 PM.jpg


or this

Screen Shot 2022-11-11 at 12.16.32 PM.jpg
 
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