LKBEN11139: How to disable the automatic popup of the Update-manager.

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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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You want to disable the automatic popup of the Update-manager.


You want to disable the automatic popup of the Update-manager.


The automatic popup of the Update-manager has the advantage that you never miss an important/critical update. But if you're working or watching a film this can be quite annoying. There are two options to configure the Update-manager that way that only an icon in the pannel shows up.

First option:
- Run the Gnome config editor (Alt + F2 > gconf-editor)
- choose apps > update-notifier
- look for the Option "auto_launch" and deactivate it.

Second option:
- open the console
- type "gconftool -s --type bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false"
- press enter

To reverse the modification either active the "auto_launch" option in the config editor or use the console command but use "true" instead of "false".

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.


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