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Every time I plug a USB stick in, nautilus opens a new window with the contents of the drive. I would like to disable this auto-opening of the nautilus window, but I would like the actual auto-mount to keep working. Is this possible?

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Turns out, it is. You will need dconf-editor tool, which can be installed by with sudo apt-get install dconf-tools. Run dconf-editor in your terminal. Browse to org -> gnome -> desktop - media-handling. Uncheck automount-open.

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The simplest option is to open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T, and type:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false
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