media_automount_open key does not exist? (nautilus, gconf editor, dconf editor)

Asked by Chris Bradley

Hello there. I just can't figure this out!

All I want to do is make Ubuntu 12.04 *not* open nautilus windows when I plug in a USB drive

( tells me to use gconf editor to set this key to false: /apps/nautilus/preferences/media_automount_open

But this key does not exist according to gconf editor. dconf editor shows more keys (in org/gnome/nautilus/preferences) but media_automount_open is not one of them

What should I do? (the media_automount key would provide a passable solution but that seems to be missing too)

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Best Sam_ (and-sam) said :

Try system-settings - details - removable media.
Install dconf-tools, then alt+f2, run dconf-editor.
Go to - disable 'automount open'.

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Chris Bradley (cb6031) said :

Thanks Sam_, that solved my question.

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Chris Bradley (cb6031) said :

Both the solutions work great. I'll find out if I can update ( tomorrow

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

Thanks for the hint Chris. In the meantime I've adjusted description a bit.