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Disable annoying update manager behaviour in Ubuntu 9.04

By admin | May 15, 2009

After the upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04, the update manager will consistently try to pester you with upgrades, even if you select to not check for updates to Ubuntu. This behaviour annoys users because it attempts to force people to upgrade packages when they might be doing something important on the computer and also always comes up when you least expect it. You can revert this behaviour to the previous way of showing a notification in the system tray:

The Ubuntu Update Manager

The Ubuntu Update Manager

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Enter “gconftool -s –type bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false“.
  3. Type “exit” to exit the terminal.

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Topics: Linux | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Disable annoying update manager behaviour in Ubuntu 9.04”

  1. FYI Says:
    July 24th, 2009 at 12:45

    FYI, I had to use the ‘-t’ option, instead of ‘-type’ (did you mean ‘–type’?)

  2. FYI Says:
    July 24th, 2009 at 12:47

    Ohhh, your blogging engine turns two seperate dashes into a long dash.

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