highly annoying: update-manager does not use notification area anymore

Bug #371907 reported by Hadmut Danisch on 2009-05-04
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update-notifier (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager


since jaunty the update manager does not notify about updates in the notification area anymore, but instead starts directly. First I believed this was a regular bug, but then I read in a blog that this was changed intentionally.

However, it is highly annoying - really annoying - if the update manager windows appears without having asked for. Especially when giving talks or demonstration this is disturbing. A desktop should never start such windows without the user explicitely having asked to get that application.

It is furthermore a security problem, because users tend to turn automatic updates off in order to get rid of that behaviour.

Please reenable the old behavior with a small icon in the notification area. This was much better.


Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has already been reported, but please feel free to report any other bugs you find. To restore the correct behaviour, you can run "gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch 0"

affects: update-manager (Ubuntu) → update-notifier (Ubuntu)
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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