App Store presents unneeded updates.


Ever since I got my new iMac a couple weeks ago, App Store tells me it has updates for me for GarageBand and iMovie. I don't use these and, in Software Update before the advent of App Store, I told it to ignore those two. Is there a way to tell App Store to ignore them?


Just delete the items that you don't want to appear in your purchased list.
Hiding is not too apparent, but all you need to do is mouse down the list, and click the X that appears next to the Update/Purchased list. That item will immediately disappear from your list. It's not removed forever, just hidden. If you make a mistake, or want to return a hidden item to your list, go to your account in the App Store, and you'll see a new item for viewing hidden purchases, which can return that item to your list...
Amazing, eh?


U.S.D.A. Prime
Also, if you do strange things like try and "organize" your /Applications folder, or move applications out of the original directory they were installed in, then you can experience stuff like this.