How to Cancel App Store Update in OS X

When you are downloading updates from Mac App Store, you can pause the update of an app. But what if you want to cancel it altogether? Luckily, App Store offers that functionality as well.

Go to Updates in App Store and press and hold Option key. This will change Pause button into Cancel button for all apps that are currently updating. Click on Cancel button while holding Option key, and the update for that app will be cancelled.

However, if the app has already finished downloading and has started installing, you won’t be able to cancel the update. In this case just wait for the installation to finish and remove the app.

How to Speed up Windows Folder Loading

Sometimes there is one (or more) folders on your PC that take a very long time to load and display contents when you try to open them. This is due to the fact that Windows will try to figure out what type of content is mostly present in that folder to optimize the folder view (e.g. Pictures, Music, etc.).

You can stop this behavior by changing the folder’s content type in Properties. Right-click on folder and select Properties, then go to Customize tab. Select General Items from “Optimize this folder for” drop down list. You can also select “Apply this template to all subfolders” if you have subfolders inside with the same issue. Click Apply to apply changes, and then OK to close Properties dialog.

Change should take place immediately next time you open up that folder.

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