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Controlling the Diagnostics & Usage report settings on El Capitan

January 21, 2016 3 comments

One of the pop-up windows you get on first login to Yosemite and El Capitan is the Diagnostics & Usage pop-up window. This window requests permission for the following:

  1. Send diagnostics and usage data to Apple
  2. Share crash data with non-Apple developers

Screen Shot 2016 01 21 at 10 07 46 AM

 

I’ve been suppressing this window on OS X Yosemite by setting the values shown below in /Library/Application Support/CrashReporter/DiagnosticMessagesHistory.plist

<key>AutoSubmitVersion</key>
<integer>5</integer>
<key>AutoSubmit</key>
<false/>
<key>ThirdPartyDataSubmitVersion</key>
<integer>5</integer>
<key>ThirdPartyDataSubmit</key>
<false/>

On OS X El Capitan, it looks like the numeric value set for the AutoSubmitVersion and ThirdPartyDataSubmitVersion settings has changed from 4 to 5. The new settings should look like this:

<key>AutoSubmitVersion</key>
<integer>5</integer>
<key>AutoSubmit</key>
<false/>
<key>ThirdPartyDataSubmitVersion</key>
<integer>5</integer>
<key>ThirdPartyDataSubmit</key>
<false/>

For more details, see below the jump.

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