I want to set the 'automount' key, for the ‘media-handling’ schema, to ‘false’, for all users on a single desktop machine.
I can do this individually, i.e. one user at a time, by using
gsettings whilst logged-in as the specific user:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount false
To do this for each individual account, however, is somewhat arduous. I would like to set the same key to ‘false’ in a global fashion, so that the desired behaviour is observed globally, across all user accounts.
locate media-handling I have located the following ‘xml’ file:
The file contains the following:
<schemalist gettext-domain="gsettings-desktop-schemas"> <schema id="org.gnome.desktop.media-handling" path="/org/gnome/desktop/media-handling/"> <key name="automount" type="b"> <default>true</default> <summary>Whether to automatically mount media</summary> <description>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.</description>
I understood the files located here to be universal/global, and that any changes to these files, would affect all users globally. However, setting the value here to ‘false’ as no observable effect.
I have also found this answer and created the equivalent ‘override’ file:
/usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas$ ls | grep media-handling org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.gschema.override.xml org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.gschema.xml
..with the content:
sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/ as instructed in the given answer, however there has been no observable effect. Why is this, assuming the given solution is correct?
How do I set the 'automount' key to ‘false’, in such a manner that it configures all user accounts? Once this is achieved, how do I prevent individual users from configuring their own account differently to the global rule?
Secondly, how does the system use the file
/usr/share/glib-2.0/org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.gschema.xml, as my understanding would lead me to think it alters all user accounts, given its location in ….share/glib-2.0.. , however this is not the case?