Talk:Start up and Configuration

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This is mentioned on Download (Notes for GNU/Linux users), I wasn't sure if it would be better to put it in Start up and Configuration or on the Download page which already has a section for a portable Windows version. I believe the behaviour should be changed to adhere to the established standards on Linux ($XDG_… variables and $HOME and the .config, .cache, .local/share folders), which could then be documented. I have drafted a list of points that would need changing at, please feel free to add some comments there. Suzanne Soy (talk) 05:17, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, I have added information about env vars to this page, which is complementary to yours, I think. I have cross-linked, so hopefully users can find information they are looking for more easily. I am not sure how the final organization should look like. Also, documentation for Windoze users is missing for now. Your RFC seems very thorough indeed, nothing that I could add to it! -- Hmk (talk) 15:40, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Have a list of "tainted" files and folders?

It would be good to have such a list, e.g., users could delete/rename "corrupted" config files. Related forum posts [8]