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I installed Steam and I want it to be installed only on my account. Everytime when someone else logs in, Steam tries to update itself to complete the installation for that user. I don't want to do that for every user becouse the update is really big and I have limited HDD space, so is it possible to stop Steam doing that?

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Could you add more information to the question? Some simple things like your Cron, Startup, Steam install details, etc.? – robobenklein Dec 28 '14 at 18:20
I've installed on a vanilla Ubuntu 14.10 the normal Steam from the page and the problem has appeared on a second user (the popup looks similar to the dropbox install-one, I can send a screenshot if it helps) – morhook Aug 6 '15 at 13:03

When a user logs in, Steam should not automatically open. It's likely that Steam is still set to open in their Startup Applications. Disabling it there should prevent it from starting when a user logs in.

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It's not listed in the startup apps (any obvious places) and this still happens. It appears as though Steam has some kind global hook for login. – edA-qa mort-ora-y Dec 28 '14 at 12:34
Well this is strange because I have steam installed and this never happens. 14.10. Could I get more details on the question? – robobenklein Dec 28 '14 at 18:18

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