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Found My Previous Purchases In App Store

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Richard Serkes
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Found My Previous Purchases In App Store

Post by Richard Serkes » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:36 am

Before upgrading to Mojave if I wanted to download an app I'd already purchased I just opened the App Store and one of the headings you could click was labelled as previous purchases. That might not be the exact label name but it was obvious that's what it was. After clicking the label all my previous purchases appeared. So where is that feature in Mojave's App Store? I was about to post that question on this forum but found it by the tried an true method of "messin' around."

In Mojave, if you click your account user name in the lower left-hand corner of the App Store your previous purchases magically appear. Why hide them? Why not make it obvious like it was in previous versions of the MacOS? Change for the sake of change can be downright silly.
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Re: Found My Previous Purchases In App Store

Post by Ray Bentsen » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:52 am

Nice find. I had also wondered where "Purchased" had gone. ;)
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Re: Found My Previous Purchases In App Store

Post by Stephen Hart » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:16 pm

It would have made more sense if the icon had been labeledl "Account."
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Re: Found My Previous Purchases In App Store

Post by Ray Bentsen » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:44 pm

It would make even more sense if "Purchased" was in the sidebar !! There is lots of room.
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Re: Found My Previous Purchases In App Store

Post by Richard Serkes » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:04 am

Ray Bentsen wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:44 pm
It would make even more sense if "Purchased" was in the sidebar !! There is lots of room.

Agreed. That's where I looked for it and when I didn't find it there I was perplexed. Sometimes I wish I had direct access to the Apple software designers so I could ask, "Why did you do it that way?"
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