How To Disable Web Apps Prompt In Ubuntu

Ubuntu Web Apps LogoUnity Web Apps were among the main highlights of Ubuntu 12.10. Many people just went ga-ga over integration of web apps in Ubuntu Unity. Inclusion of Amazon and Ubuntu One sponsored search result were also criticized. But with time, I guess, the hype over the web app died down. Frankly, I don’t care for these web apps. To me those are hardly of any use. But as soon as I visit any website that supports web app, I am prompted to install the web app.

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At times these prompt our very irritating and I am sure some of you, who landed here looking for a way to disable web apps prompt in Ubuntu, may agree with me. In this article, we’ll see how to disable Ubuntu web app integration prompt.

How to disable Ubuntu Web App prompt:

You can disable the web app integration prompt in many ways. You can choose the ‘don’t ask again’ option from the drop down button of ‘Integrate’ in the prompt. But this will only disable the prompt for one such website and you’ll still be prompted for other websites that support web app integration.

Alternatively, you can do it in browser. For example you can do it in Firefox by going to Edit > Preferences > Desktop Integration > Untick “Prompt integration options for any website”. But this will not stop the prompts in other browsers.

To disable the web apps completely from all the websites and all the web browsers, we’ll use Unity Tweak Tool, a free tweaking tool that gives you complete command over almost all the aspects of unity tweaks.

Install Unity Tweak Tool:

Use the following commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freyja-dev/unity-tweak-tool-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

Using Unity Tweak Tool to disable web apps:

Start Unity Tweak Tool (by searching for it in Unity HUD). Now, here go for Web Apps option:

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In here, you’ll see an option for Integration Prompts. Slide it off.

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And that’s it. Easy-peasy. Now you won’t be troubled with random prompts for integrating web apps. Enjoy :)


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