January 27, 2008

Gnome-Keyring, annoying “feature” fixed

Well, I’ve been getting annoyed by my Gnome-Keyring application. Basically what it is is a vault for all the passwords for your other applications, which is good in a way, its one password to remember for all the other passwords. However, its not that I don’t remember my passwords, its that I don’t want to have to enter them all the time, what this does is provide a pop-up asking you to enter the keyring password to allow it to use your password to say, download your emails.


It was quite annoying, so I checked out how to remove it, one option is to remove gnome-keyring which is fine, however the dependencies are pretty much the rest of my system, so I didn’t do that.

Whilst looking at what to remove though, I noticed gnome-keyring-manager, install that I thought, maybe it will allow me to configure the passwords to just work without asking for my keyring. Cha-ching, bonus found that this is even easier, when you first fireup keyring-manager it asks to add some keyrings from applications it is aware of, I set yes and always allow. Now I don’t get bothered all the time.

8 Comments on “Gnome-Keyring, annoying “feature” fixed

May 25, 2009 at 6:00 am

this doesn’t tell us anything…

since I don’t have any to remove this annoying things on my lappy?

May 25, 2009 at 9:21 am

What distro?

May 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Crushed Lamer, you can install the keyring manager by opening a terminal and running yum install gnome-keyring-manager (as root)

May 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm

apt-get install gnome-keyring-manager
sudo apt-get install gnome-keyring-manager

June 9, 2009 at 9:28 pm

how to install with sled 10

June 9, 2009 at 10:49 pm

No idea, I don’t use SUSE, didn’t like its package mangement. I’d try using the built in Add/Remove Applications options if possible.

Dawn Anderson
February 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I simply clicked system:startup applications, selected gnome keyring & clicked on remove, easy peasy! :)

April 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm

“Easy peasy” unless someone invented a new and better name for “system:startup”, then it is “hary-kary”.

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