Bug 1778497 is about having a remember feature in apport which gives the
user a way to say never report crashes or always report crashes. This
feature is available in 18.04 and on. Could you please test it and see
if it helps address your concerns? Thanks!

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  Apport should be disabled by default

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Bug description:
  I work with large communities (US, India, Latin America) and almost
  the number one issue they have with Ubuntu or simply scares them off
  is the fact that errors keep popping up every time. Some times
  multiples times per minutes, per hour, per day.

  The reason is how apport works by default. The "solution" is going to
  /etc/default/apport and setting the option to 0 (Disable). I do
  understand the full benefit or submitting automatically all bug
  reports, but this has gotten (And most Ubuntu users will be able to
  confirm) out of hand with some many popup questions about some bug or
  another that are simply fixed the moment the report is going to be
  send (eg: Compiz issue that was fixed a couple of milliseconds later,
  unity issue, dash issue, firefox issue, etc..). All of them have
  mechanism to handle failures and basically heal themselves.

  The question regarding this is:

  Leaving apport enable by default on an Ubuntu installation simply
  scares or annoys end users (a lot may I add). Leaving it disabled, it
  will not send a bug report, but there is no issue in simply creating
  an ubuntu-bug report through the terminal. So the sending of the
  report is still valid, but is not forced onto the user (And not forced
  so many times).

  This report is back by about 3 years going back and forth with the
  same apport issue and seeing probably around 500 users I have helped
  myself with the same issue, since this makes Ubuntu less productive to
  the actual user, even from start.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: apport 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-36.55-generic 4.4.16
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-36-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Wed Sep 14 08:16:03 2016
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-22 (144 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 
  PackageArchitecture: all
  SourcePackage: apport
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
   # set this to 0 to disable apport, or to 1 to enable it
   # you can temporarily override this with
   # sudo service apport start force_start=1
  mtime.conffile..etc.default.apport: 2016-08-12T16:38:06.249273

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