Unless I'm running gedit with 'sudo' I am unable to access the plugins I've installed. Additionally settings are not saved. Ie if I activate a plugin or change some setting when I open it without sudo it's as if it was unaltered. Why is gedit exhibiting this behavior on this machine?

gedit- 3.28.1 ubuntu- 18.04

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    Probably because you installed the plugins in your local directory with sudo, so now root owns them. sudo find $HOME \! -user $USER -ls will all the files in and under your HOME directory that you don't own. Careful use of chown (read man chown) could help, or could let you destroy your system. Be very careful. – waltinator Jul 20 '18 at 23:26

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