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How do I keep CD/USB automounting (works fine) BUT without auto-opening in Nautilus?

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System->Preferences->Removable Drives (only in Ubuntu version 9.04 and below)

There should be setting there to chose what happens when removable media is inserted.

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I don't see that option in my menu... should I dpkg-reconfigure something? OR do you know how to get to that screen manually (alt-f2)? – Diego Mijelshon Aug 17 '10 at 2:35
@diego I am not on my ubuntu box. the option is there. let me get you a link I have modified my answer with a link. – myusuf3 Aug 17 '10 at 3:40
Excellent link, that'll probably do! – Diego Mijelshon Aug 17 '10 at 4:00
"Removable Drives and Media" was removed from System > Preferences starting with 9.10. – Roger Pate Aug 17 '10 at 6:00

From inside Nautilus: Edit > Preferences > Media

Here you can change behavior for recognized media types (CD, Music Player, Photos, etc.) and unrecognized ("Browse media when inserted" option).


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That the UI way to change /apps/nautilus/preferences/media_automount_open, right? – Diego Mijelshon Aug 17 '10 at 12:56
Nevermind, it is :-) Thanks! – Diego Mijelshon Aug 17 '10 at 13:14
@Diego you should mark this as the accepted answer. – RolandiXor Jun 5 '11 at 21:59
@RolandTaylor: I actually fixed the problem with dustyprogrammer's link. Both solutions do the same in the end. – Diego Mijelshon Jun 6 '11 at 0:00

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