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    Where does Gnome-shell store user data?

    I am using several gnome-shell-extensions.

    The extensions are stored within $HOME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions

    When one enables or sets up the extension parameters, can someone tell me where this information is stored.

    I do believe that it is somewhere within $HOME/.hidden_folder. What is the true name of .hidden_folder?
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    Re: Where does Gnome-shell store user data?

    I'm not certain of this, but I think it's stored in ~/.config/dconf/user

    You can also change the extensions' paramters via gsettings. For user extensions (not system-wide), you use something like:
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    gsettings --schemadir ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/mediaplayer@patapon.info/schemas/  \
    get org.gnome.shell.extensions.mediaplayer indicator-position

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    Re: Where does Gnome-shell store user data?

    Cazo,

    Thank you!!! Much appreciated.

    I have problems with an extension "TaskBar by zpydr" when $HOME is on a btrfs file system gnome-shell crashes or enters a 100% cpu loop.. How can I tell if it is the extension or the gnome-shell?

    When TaskBar is invoked, on ext4 Under normal (ext4) file system, normal extension function takes place.

    I did notice with btrfs that when I was able to review the above extension settings, they were wildly out of range.
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    Re: Where does Gnome-shell store user data?

    Sorry, I haven't tried either TaskBar or btrfs.

    If gsettings won't let you easily make the changes (before locking up?), you could probably edit the extension's schema file to change the defaults and run glib-compile-schemas on it.

    Were those settings "wildly out of range" from what you set them to, or from their normal settings?

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    Re: Where does Gnome-shell store user data?

    Regarding the settings. Some were binary True/False and others were with ranges.

    With btrfs as the installed file system for Linux and Gnome host, I regularly have Gnome lockups on a first login after a computer power on. I have to login twice. Sometimes, I have to log via command line and kill gnome-shell, which for some reason is running at 100% CPU.

    I only have Fedora26 installed onto the btrfs system. There are problems are there, extension or no extension.
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    Re: Where does Gnome-shell store user data?

    Hi Cazo.

    I did recompile the schema, after checking each entry. Same problem.

    Is there a way to put a pop-up display or a log call so that I can find out where the Gnome Javascript Application enters and leaves?

    The frustrating thing is that a) For the past few years (2+yrs) I used this application with ext4 linux systems and there is no problem. I have one disk with Fedora 26 on ext4, and one disk of Fedora 26 on btrfs both on the same computer. It is the identically the same javascript object, and it completely crashes on the latter system.

    I have another question. Is it possible to run the js program if there is an entry missing in the schema, or the reverse?
    I did not check for 1-1 in the code.

    I appreciate your feedback. I think that with your help, I can trace the code and discover where the problem lies.
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    Re: Where does Gnome-shell store user data?

    I wish I could be of more help, but most of that is "above my pay grade".

    I'm still on 24 (which just went EOL), about to upgrade to 25. I usually run the next version from a LiveUSB to see how it behaves with my (several years old) laptop.

    The problems you describe doesn't encourage me to want to try a brtfs system.

    Do other extension crash gnome-shell on the brtfs system? I briefly looked at TaskBar, but didn't try it out. I use the 'dash to dock' extension, which seems to work good for me.

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    Re: Where does Gnome-shell store user data?

    Hi Caso. The problem is nothing for Sited btrfs, which is reliable, a d well suited for SSDs but with gnome-shell and some extensions. If you switch to using btrfs, then make sure that /home is on an ext4 or xfs system.
    I allow no gnome extension delivered with Gnome. I install the equivalent in my home directory.
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