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How to Disable GNOME Keyring Arch Linux

This feature bothers a lot of people and is generally considered really annoying because it keeps nagging you for a password even though you have never set it up or asked it to store passwords for you.

On Arch Linux it is apparently possible to disable the GNOME keyring with the following instructions.

Copy these files to your autostart directory:


cp /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring-gpg.desktop ~/.config/autostart
cp /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop ~/.config/autostart

Set autostart to disabled for each of these:

vi gnome-keyring-gpg.desktop
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=false
vi gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=false