Disabling automatic download of software updates in GNOME 3.14 on Debian Jessie

GNOME Software application automatically downloads the packages to be updated and presents a notification in the notification area. It might be a good idea to disable it avoid excessive data usage on metered internet connections.

To do it from the command-line

$ gsettings set org.gnome.software download-updates false

Or open dconf-editor and navigate to

org -> gnome -> software

and unselect this key

download-updates

One Reply to “Disabling automatic download of software updates in GNOME 3.14 on Debian Jessie”

  1. thanks, I have changed the settings as mentioned above. Also it helps a lot by making my internet usage better.

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