FWIW, the name has to validate meaning you have to press return. It will correct the city if necessary (eg. from Calgary, AB to Calgary, Canada(AB)) and then when you press done it works. It's wonky and not obviously not very intuitive.
YAY, yer my newest hero, Chealion! it works, it just works! but then i got sad cuz the halifax weather was better...
I type in Belleville and hit "Return" and get a list of various locations. Belleville, Ontario is on that list. Don't understand why it's not working for you.
Hank - maybe I didn't make myself perfectly clear or read my posts again. I posted twice that this is the only way I can select Belleville (or any other city for that matter.
What does notwork is just typing in Belleville, Ontario
What does notwork is just typing in Belleville, ON
What does notwork is just typing in Belleville, Canada(ON) even though the latter is identical to the drop down menu.
Furthermore, hitting the return key is not the way drop-down menus normally work. In fact I can't think of any drop down menu where you hit the return key to get ithe drop down menu to open. You normally click on the window, that's all. Even works like that here on ehMac.
That widget designer didn't follow any convention at all it seems.
What would also be nice (sorry really required) is that the name of the town in the widget, the way you normally see it, includes the province/state.
I initially had both Toronto and Belleville selected - seemed Ok until I looked at the temperature and stuck my nose outside.
Turns out "Belleville' was Belleville IL and Toronto was Toronto OH.
The weather widget is quite handy, but the software implementation is terrible - worst I have seen in a very long time.
The only way I could get my Weather Widget to recognize the proper local weather data was to use the Postal Code option, not entering the city name.
The Canadian postal code? You're kidding!
I tried that as well but it came up with 'nothing found'......then I thought it would be unreasonable to expect the weather widget to recognize Canadian postal codes so I didn't even mention that.
krs .... If you examine the text at the top of the Widget it reads "City, State OR Zip Code". The OR means, use only one of the three listed in the string, not all of them, only one. Typing 'Belleville" and hitting the "Return" gets the search engine at AccuWeather to find and return to you all hits that meet the "Belleville" search criteria. What is returned is a selection list (call it a menu if you like), you make your selection and execute it by clicking "done".
It would be nice if the author of the Widget would have the front panel of the widget display the city, state and country. I believe you made mention of that already. The name of the city alone is not enough information.
If it ain't broken, don't fix it!
krs .... If you examine the text at the top of the Widget it reads "City, State OR Zip Code". The OR means, use only one of the three listed in the string, not all of them, only one. Typing 'Belleville" and hitting the "Return" gets the search engine at AccuWeather to find and return to you all hits that meet the "Belleville" search criteria.
Hank.....Try it out, it doesn't work that way. It's not city OR state OR Zip Code for Canadian addresses. That's part of the problem - it's US centric.
If I type in Ontario (state/province) and hit return I get a list of city names; even if I type in New York, I get a list of city names, not a list of cities in New York state.
So what they meant was City AND State OR Zip Code.
Type in New York, NY, hit return and you're done. Zip codes work as well, but Canadian postal codes don't, at least not for me. Someone posted that they HAD to use the postal code in Halifax to get this widget to work.
The basic problem I initially had is that I didn't hit return - I just typed in the city name and hit done (whichwas and still is logical to me). First it wouldn't change the default city that was there but eventually, after several tries Belleville did come up. It's just when I looked at the current temperature on the widget and compared that to what was outside, I decided something wasn't right.
I double-clicked on 'Belleville' and the accuweather webpage for Belleville IL came up.
So then I tried to figure out how to get to Belleville, Ontario (I actually tried Toronto, Ontario because I didn't think a small town like Belleville would be covered). Nothing I tried worked, the Mac help menu which is usually quite good, was totally useless, so I posted a question on ehMac.
Even now - if I put in everything correctly, ie, type in
Belleville, Canada(ON)........which isn't logical either by the way
I still get "No cities found"
If I do the same for New York, NY...it validates and everything is fine.
The way this widget works is not only illogical, it's also not consistent.
still ging on, eh? Well what I do for Canadian cities is type the name comma the full province name i.e. Belleville, Ontario. I then press return, and at that point it validates. I click on the sellection, which was Bellville (ON) or Belleville (NB), then click on Done.
As of right now I have 2˙C, a high of 4˙C and snow (lucky you). I assume that's not Ohio.
I understand the scroll down doesn't work as it should, but I find, for Canada, this is how it works best. Let's hope Apple will recognise this and fix it.
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We're beating a dead horse here, but with every new post from someone on this subject I see more 'flakyness' as far as this widget is concerned. looks like it was totally forgotton in the beta testing phase, at least from a global, non-US, perspective.
Even in your case...if you type in Belleville, Ontario, why would it even bring up a selection of Belleville (ON) and Belleville (NB)? Belleville, Ontario is a unique identifier. When you type in New York, New York, the widget doesn't bring up the other seven new Yorks for you to select one. In fact you don't even need to press the return key. Just type in New York, New York and click on 'done' and the widget sets the location correctly.
I'll think I'll shut up now - this is just a small little feature - but can you imagine the Mac OS having all these quirks? The Mac community would be up in arms.