Update manager opens automatically at times in Ubuntu 9.04

Bug #390283 reported by Michael Mc Donnell on 2009-06-21
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Software Updater
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The Update manager opens automatically when I'm using other applications. It's very annoying to have to close the window every time I log in. The pop-up window steals the input, which is very annoying if you're typing something. It can also makes the computer seem like it have locked up. If I for example have a full screen game open, it suddenly loses all input because the update manager window pop-ed up in the background. The game still has control of the screen, so the game seems to be locked up, even though it isn't.

The automatic pop-up was a change of the default setting from 8.10 to 9.04 and should be changed back again. It can manually be fixed by using the following command:
$ gconftool -s –type bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 332945, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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