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Gnome Weather Remove Recent Places

asked 2015-02-26 17:12:20 -0500

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updated 2015-02-27 06:36:40 -0500

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I was looking to delete the default and "Recent Places" within weather since I moved countries and whenever I call up Weather, it shows the old location, which I do not care about anymore. Since the GUI is not providing me the ability to do so, I was looking for files using Terminal.

Using find ~ -mmin 1 after opening and closing the application, reveals, among others, some cache files, but deleting all found files does not delete the recent items.

Any idea where this is stored?

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answered 2015-04-29 04:29:05 -0500

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Seeing how little traffic this question got, I do not think that a lot of people are concerned about it, use Gnome Weather at all or frankly do not know the answer.

However, finally I found the answer myself and for the sake of having one more question answered, here is the solution:

Gnome Weather stores the information into the user dconf file located at ~/.config/dconf/user.

In order to surgically remove the recent places of Gnome Weather only, it is best to download and install dconf Editor.

Inside, follow the tree down org > gnome > Weather > Application, click on location and then click the button Set to Default.

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I am also surprised to see this question getting this little traffic, but I am happy that you posted your results after you found out how, since I wanted to do the same right now. However, I couldn't quite get it to work. What eventually worked for me was gsettings reset org.gnome.Weather.Application locations to remove all the locations from the database. I am sure you could manipulate the entry to remove just a single location, but this satisfied my needs.

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