Why extensions get disabled when I lock my computer screen?

I ignored this issue until I installed this radio extension:


Every time I lock the computer screen with “window + L” combination keys or when it locks automatically after 5 minutes of inactivity the radio station stops playing so I assume every single extension installed also gets disabled after this.

Is this a normal behavior from Gnome Shell or is it a bug nobody has reported yet?

I ran into this issue too. Apparently this behavior is by design.

Shell shuts down extensions whenever the lock screen activates, by design. Annoying, annoying design.


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That is awful, I wonder why they designed the shell to behave that way.

Why not ask them?


Actually: this is a duplicate of the other post, so I’m going to close it.