Controlling removable device handling

Ioannis Vranos cppdeveloper at
Wed Oct 20 23:08:40 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 15:59 -0700, Mark wrote:
> I'm a recent patrial-convert from CentOS to Ubuntu and I noticed
> something that bugs the heck out of me in Ubuntu 10.10.  Whenever I
> plug in a flash drive, a nautilus window immediately pops up for the
> drive.   In CentOS (GDM 2.16 - ancient, ya know) there's a setting to
> control how removable devices are handled, but I couldn't find it in
> U10.10.
> Where am I not looking to find this?

Open some directory in menu Places, and in Nautilus go to
Edit->Preferences->Media, and there uncheck the option "Browse media
when inserted".

Ioannis Vranos

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