Apple Will Quit Hounding Those in the Know

It's possible to avoid Safari.

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I complained the other day about Apple repeatedly nudging me to install its Web browser, Safari. Well, I've since learned there is a way to shut off the nuisance. Look under "Tools" at the top of Apple's software updater, and click on "Ignore Selected Updates."

I still think it's bad form that Apple makes a Safari download the default choice. It could offer the update and let people opt in if they want, rather than have to opt out. Or at least make it clear how to shut up the hounding.

Many unsuspecting users will eventually install Safari by accident. They won't realize there's a way to turn off the offer. Unless they happen to whine about it in a blog that draws Apple fans, who ever so politely and gently point to the software switch.