How to get rid of “Unlock Keyring” dialog


Some day this irritating dialog “Enter password for keyring ‘Default’ to unlock” starts to pop up in your Linux desktop.

How to get rid of it? One way to do it is described below. It is considered to reduce your system’s security, but it’s paranoid already anyway, so let’s make it a bit more relaxed, most likely it is not going to hurt anyone.

1. Install an app called Seahorse, e.g. run this in the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install seahorse

2. Press Alt+F2 to call up “Run Application” dialog and then run the app by typing seahorse and hitting Enter.

3. As the app window opens, you will immediately see, in the first tab called “Passwords”, a line saying Passwords: default. Right click it and pick: Change Password.

4.  Type the current keyring password in the first control and simply press Enter for the other two, thus creating “empty password”.

5. Confirm that you, indeed, want to “Use Unsafe Storage”.

That’s all. You may expect to be left alone now.


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