27 Jul Outside of watching the little progress bar on the downloading apps icon in LaunchPad or the Dock, there isn't much of an outward display of how downloads are progressing from the App Store in OS X. Instead, more specific information about download progress and download speed is contained within. 11 Nov Ever wondered what the status is of a large app download coming from the Mac App Store, but you don't want to check the progress through the Mac App Store itself? Just refer to Launchpad in the Dock of Mac OS X instead, you don't even need to have the App Store open to see the apps download. you can see the progress of a download in the purchases section of the app store . the launchpad icon in the dock also shows download progress, plus if you locate the application icon in launchpad you can monitor it there too.
There should be a progress bar underneath the Launchpad dock icon. If you removed Launchpad from your dock, open it through Spotlight, then search for the icon of the app you are installing (which in your case would be Xcode). There should be a progress bar and further status information on it. 2 Nov Try rebooting. Quit App Store, open Launchpad, find the partial download of Mavericks installer and click it. This usually resumes a download that was interrupted/paused. Reset App Store by clicking Reset Application from the debug menu, then reboot and try again. You can enable the debug menu by. 27 May App Store no longer shows progress bar for updates. - I used to think Time Machine was a little light on for progress information not displaying a progress bar and the like when it appeared to be doing no.
As far as I know, it asks you to close other programs, such as xcode, only when modifying files attributed to it, afterwards while other files are installed, opening xcode would have not undesired effect. This is just from my experience however. 18 Nov I am aware that a watched pot never boils, but sometimes I need to know how much time remains on a download. On a Mac, there are two ways to keep an eye on the progress of a download. 1. Launchpad in the Dock. For files being downloaded from the Mac App Store, the easiest way to check their. 20 Jun Apple uses its Mac App Store program as the means for providing not only third- party software, but also OS X system software and updates. When you choose Software Update from the Apple menu, the system will open the App Store, which will check the computer for all software purchased and managed.