Every time I plug a USB stick in, nautilus opens a new window with the contents of the drive. I would like to disable this auto-opening of the nautilus window, but I would like the actual auto-mount to keep working. Is this possible?
The simplest option is to open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T, and type:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount-open false
12This should be the answer. Nov 5, 2014 at 21:03
3How shall I know which settings can be changed using gsettings set ? can you provide any documentation or list ?– MAKZFeb 20, 2015 at 13:26
1This doesn't work in Gnome-Shell. It still pops-up that notification asking to "Open with Files" or "Eject" or "Open with music player", etc.– CerinMay 5, 2015 at 14:47
16Confirmed on 16.04. For an Android developer, this is really a relief! Sep 15, 2016 at 10:27
4On Linux Mint this was
gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.media-handling automount-open falsefor me. So
gnome. Presumably this would have to changed also if you use Mate instead. Etc etc ... Nov 27, 2017 at 23:17
Turns out, it is. You will need
dconf-editor tool, which can be installed by with
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools. Run
dconf-editor in your terminal. Browse to org -> gnome -> desktop - media-handling. Uncheck
3On Ubuntu 14.10, you just need to install "dconf Editor" (dconf-editor). Run it once it's been added to your Launcher. Then do the same thing.– colanJan 3, 2015 at 1:48
The setting corresponding to izx's to disable automatically launching
nemo in the
cinnamon desktop is:
gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.media-handling automount-open false
For MATE Desktop Environment, which uses the Caja file manager:
gsettings set org.mate.media-handling automount-open false
or use Caja File Management Preferences (
caja-file-management-properties) - on Media tab uncheck Browse media when inserted checkbox.
Not for Gnome or Cinnamon desktop environments, however MATE/Caja is a close relative.
Using GUI in debian gnome desktop:
dconf-editor then go to
org -> gnome -> desktop - media-handling.
There uncheck automount.
This will disable auto-mounting altogether. OP only wants do disable the pop-up windows after auto-mount. -1 Nov 29, 2017 at 11:59
yes, it disables the auto-mounting also. my answer is only for disabling pop-up window.– SHIVANov 29, 2017 at 12:55
No, it's not. Please read the description of the Dconf key
org.gnome.desktop.media-handling.automount(“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.”) as opposed to
.automount-open(“If set to true, then Nautilus will automatically open a folder when media is automounted.”). Nov 29, 2017 at 15:33