Friday, February 15, 2013

HOWTO disable the GPG GUI dialog prompt

This just annoyed me enough to figure out how to stop it. Ubuntu turns on 'use-agent' by default now:
# For Ubuntu we now use-agent by default to support more automatic
# use of GPG and S/MIME encryption by GUI programs.  Depending on the
# program, users may still have to manually decide to install gnupg-agent.
Which means you see an annoying dialog anytime you need to put in a password to encrypt/decrypt. The solution is to comment out 'use-agent' in
You can also hit escape to get to the regular curses prompt.

1 comment:

Nathan said...

Thanks for posting this! This has been bugging me since I upgraded.

I thought I should add I also had to kill my gpg-agent process to get this to take effect.