I connect my iPod and iPad to my computer to charge them. I do not want them to automatically mount on the desktop.
How can I keep using my computers many USB ports for charging without being bothered by auto-mounted devices?
To enable or disable automount open a terminal and type dconf-editor followed by the [Enter] key.
Browse to org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.
The automount key controls whether to automatically mount media. If set to true, then Nautilus will automatically mount media such as user-visible hard disks and removable media on start-up and media insertion.
There is another key org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.automount-open. This controls whether to automatically open a folder for automounted media.
If set to true, then Nautilus will automatically open a folder when media is automounted. This only applies to media where no known x-content/* type was detected; for media where a known x-content type is detected, the user configurable action will be taken instead. This can be configured as shown below.
Taken directly from the ubuntu help page.
The con is that you won't be able to mount your device without removing the rule...