Update Manager keeps opening automatically and it's getting very annoying, especially when I'm using Gnome Shell. How do I make it stop?
This may work for you. I haven't verified if it works in GNOME.
After this, you will have to open the Update Manager application manually.
I found this post with the following instruction:
OK, try this one. It's similar to the other answer but disables it instead of deleting it entirely. It might be safer for you to open the file in an editor and change the line by hand instead of the
The procedure, using an editor:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
The Update Manager pops up when it detects a new update. This behaviour can be pretty annoying for many, especially when you are in the midst of your work. To make it worst, if you close it without updating, it will keep on popping up in regular intervals and each time after boot, until you have upgraded your system. To turn it off:
Method 1 - Disable Update Notifier from autostart
The Update Notifier autostarts on boot and triggers Update Manager. In this method, we prevent the Update Notifier itself from autostarting,so that Update Manager won't be triggered. Edit Update Notifier's entry in systemwide autostarts -
Reboot now, and you'll find that there's no Update Notification.
Disadvantage: This disables automatic Update Notifications altogether.You'll have to manually check for updates(which is fine by me,but may not be for some people)
Method 2 - Show Update Indicator
This option makes the Update Notifier show an Update Indicator in the panel, instead of popping up the Update Manager. I think this should be the default setting for Update Notifier in Ubuntu. To do it:
Graphical Way: Open dconf Editor. Navigate to com->ubuntu->update-notifier. Uncheck the entry
Command Way: For the terminal lovers out there, type in these commands to do the same.
and to recover:
These methods were tested and found to be working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with update-manager version 0.156.14.11. I got the idea from the post How to Remove The Annoying Update manager Pop-up in Ubuntu Jaunty and simply modified it to work on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS aka Precise Pangolin
In Precise, it is done using dconf now rather than gconf.
And here's how to do it from the command line:
In order to stop Update Manager from launching:
To activate it again:
Hope it helps ;)