Why is there no option to automatically install optional updates?

Asked by Jay Burstin

I get the point of having opt-in updates, that don't show unless you go looking for them, but that's very different to optional updates, which show an annoying pop-up to install them, and which most users will just click "install" on without second thought

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Is this in software centre?

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Jay Burstin (gamer191) said :

It's in software-properties-gtk, also known as "Software & Updates", which is Ubuntu's default interface for managing update settings

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Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said (last edit ):

In 'Software & Updates' the automatic settings only include Security updates installed automatically.
You can make a bug report for a feature request.
On the title of the bug report start it with: [Wishlist] ... subject...
Here is an example of a feature request: https://bugs.launchpad.net/launchpad/+bug/1321214
You can start by opening a terminal[ctl+alt+t] type: ubuntu-bug [enter]
Be sure to give details, like; install all updates automatically ... more efficient desktop productivity... etc.

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