I have a FAT partition on my system for storage purposes, and from a time to now I'm seeing this message in Nautilus:

The media contains digital photo

There is any way to turn it off?

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    – detly
    Jun 8, 2011 at 1:02

2 Answers 2


In Ubuntu 11.10 I have not found a way to disable this behaviour using a setting. However, I found that by simply de-installing shotwell, the message also goes away.

  • 2
    You need to uninstall all photo-organising tools. Shotwell, gThumb, etc...
    – detly
    Jan 18, 2012 at 2:45
  • 1
    goodbye shotwell!
    – mchid
    Dec 14, 2015 at 4:02

No, it is impossible by design to turn it off. A request to allow users to get rid of the media suggestions bar was closed as "won't fix".

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