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Old Dec 10th, 2007, 05:15 PM   #1
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Weather widget problems!!!

Hey..
Just installed leopard and got everything pretty much back to the way I like it...except my weather widget I have always used with tiger doesn't seem to wanna work with leopard. Can anyone try it out and tell me if it works for them....

The Weather Network - Weather Centre - WeatherEye Widget for Mac OSX Dashboard

It install and everything but when I try to enter my city it doesn't find any locations and thus doesn't get any weather information.

I tried using the apple supplied one but when using Celsius instead of Fahrenheit it doesn't tell you whether its - or +....so if its -1 one day and +1 the next both just show up 1 c....

does anyone have any other good simple weather widgets? no maps or anything just current conditions + forecast for a week....


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Old Dec 10th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #2
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I get good results with the Apple supplied one:
Attachment 4036

Attachment 4037
Just to prove that the minus shows.

The Weather Network one doesn't work for me either.
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Old Dec 10th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #3
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i have the same issues....

i prefer it to the apple one because i like the weather network data more...

i emailed the weather network and they are aware of the problem and are attempting to update it...

i looked through the code briefly to see if i could edit it myself, but no go for now....

when i first installed leo, i did as an upgrade and could swear it was working, but since i did a clean install , no go

i may try and plug the one from my backup in and see if it works with the city already in the code...

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Old Dec 10th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #4
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We already discussed this a bunch here... Not sure if anyone's been able to contact the author, or discover a fix.

Apparently the WeatherEye widget works if you upgrade from Tiger to Leopard, but that causes other problems, if you archive and install, or erase and install, the widget doesn't work. :S

NEW! The Weather Network finally has a Mac widget
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Old Dec 10th, 2007, 08:04 PM   #5
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The apple one works now...turns out entering just ottawa makes it ottawa, il and ottawa, on isn't an option so ottawa, canada...is the right one..

damn...feel stupid now
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Old Dec 10th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #6
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The apple one works now...turns out entering just ottawa makes it ottawa, il and ottawa, on isn't an option so ottawa, canada...is the right one..

damn...feel stupid now
I find I get the best data by entering "Ottawa Macdonald Cartier International, Canada(Ontario)" as the city. That way you get the airport's weather data.
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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #7
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Same problem here. I'm using the Weather Bug widget instead.

By the way, when I bought my Mac (my first!) in late August, I thought that Dashboard was relatively useless. Boy, was I wrong! I find it invaluable for hockey scores, quick conversions, iStat, and, of course, the weather.
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Old Dec 11th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #8
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I found the developers email in the source code but it bounced. Weatherbug works OK, but doesn't give the same feeds for a local forecast. I also use RadarinMotion to see radar images.
We really need this, because most US widgets think there are only 3 cities in Canada!
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