Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Re: System Settings Checkbox to Disable Whoopsie/Crash Notifications

I was just told the following should do it:
dash -> Security & Privacy -> Diagnostics -> Send Error
Reports to Canonical

I'll give that a shot.
--chris

On 07/23/2014 11:09 AM, Chris J Arges wrote:
> This is a request for a setting that would be useful for power users
> that would like to be able to disable crash notifications on their
> Ubuntu desktop. Currently, when I reboot I am presented with many
> crashes that I have already reported, or are irrelevant/etc. It would be
> great if I could opt-out of these messages.
>
> I understand crash reporting is very important for the quality of Ubuntu
> desktop; but for most users the frequency of these dialogs can be a bit
> annoying. Observing non-technical users (this is a small sample size
> based on my personal experience) when they encounter this dialog they
> think something is seriously wrong until they learn they can safely
> ignore most warnings by clicking 'Cancel'. So another proposal would be
> to have a setting that reports without the dialog (for non-root issues).
>
> Currently my workaround is to uninstall/purge packages; but I feel like
> that's a bit heavy handed. Perhaps there is already some setting I'm
> missing?
>
> Thanks,
> --chris j arges
>

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