Stop Ubuntu printer added messages on network connect

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Ubuntu 17.10 gives popup messages about auto-adding “new” printers each time I connected to a wired or WiFi network. I don’t have this problem on Ubuntu 18.04, even without the changes below (factory defaults are OK in 18.04).

Fix

Stop the auto-add printer on network connect by:

  1. edit /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf to have
    BrowseRemoteProtocols none
    
  2. restart CUPS from Terminal:
    service cups restart
    

Test

Reboot PC with network disconnected, check that the offending printers are not in Settings → Printers, and then connect to the network and verify that the printers don’t auto-add again.

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