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Why does Gnome Weather not store my last location?

asked 2016-03-01 16:17:48 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2016-03-02 15:23:02 -0500

Every time I start Gnome Weather (gnome-weather), it prompts me to search for a location. How can I start the program without prompting, just showing recent locations for example?

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answered 2016-03-02 03:25:43 -0500

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Hi, did you enable gnome to get your location? In this way gnome-weather should be able to locate you and give information about your area.

You can do it from

Settings>Privacy>Localization (simply using interface).

Hope it to be helpful!

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Yes, when I enable Localization, Gnome Weather starts without prompting for a location. That's fine. But it doesn't start with a location from the Recent Location list (e.g. the most recent) when Localization is disabled. Weirdly programmed. Thanks for your hint.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-02 08:57:56 -0500 )edit

Now, since I had the Localization enabled once, after disabling it, Gnome Weather starts as expected showing a recent location. That's they way I want it. Maybe there is a little bug or it was triggered by come old config files that I am carrying over since a few Fedora releases.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-02 09:00:12 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-03-02 15:26:33 -0500

florian gravatar image

After enabling the Localization feature of Gnome, Weather starts up displaying the weather at my current location. That is nice. When I disabled Localization again, Weather would start up as expected and show weather for the last displayed location.

So, I had to enable Localization temporarily, and weather did what it's supposed to do (also after disabling the localization). For me, that seems to be kind of bug but maybe not worth reporting...

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