Need Weather Widget Updated to Work

By on October 25, 2013 1:11:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedBuzzard

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I have a Weather Widget that I made for personal use a while back that no longer works. I don't know how to fix it since I'm not to great with scripts. Is there anybody out there that can get it to work for me?? Thanks

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October 25, 2013 5:26:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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October 25, 2013 5:49:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RedBuzzard, I can't do anything with it. It seems to be weather.com , or something other than the currently working weather underground script.

 

I have been contacted by one of our main weather gadget makers with the same problem. All his have quit working and people are contacting him.

 

My guess, the weather feed has been stopped, like what happened a few years ago when I had to reupload my entire gallery.

 

Sorry.

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October 25, 2013 5:51:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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October 25, 2013 6:22:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I was just told that my latest weather wasn't working, but it works fine here, on Windows8.1

 

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October 25, 2013 6:39:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Philly tried for me and his worked as well. Carillo, to be specific.

 

Only glitch is that it won't let you type a city name for some locations, dunno why. ZIP codes work fine.

 

He's on 7.  

 

Looking into it, betting it a weather.com feed problem again. I'll probably have a gallery full of non working weather, other than the most recent ones.

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October 26, 2013 3:57:29 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

Very helpful link Jim, thanks! 

I wish someone good in scripts will help us with a new working weather template.

 

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There is always a huge issue with the harmless weather gadgets/widgets, most antivirus programs think that are Trojans, and the most important, Google think that are malware and giving warnings!!! ! 

Weather gadgets are saving files in user’s computer’s and communicate with Internet….
Of course, this is suspicious and the behavior of Trojans or Viruses… 

Any idea about this huge issue? 

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October 26, 2013 10:53:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting adni18,
Very helpful link Jim, thanks! 

I wish someone good in scripts will help us with a new working weather template.

Hear that. Love the fact that they made us change everything to suit them and now they just shut us down. Oh and the fact that porthole link is dead

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October 26, 2013 11:08:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jim, I was checking yours out yesterday and they (your weathers) all seemed to be working (except for the older ones) on XP. Yes I know , I'm still using XP LOL.

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October 26, 2013 12:13:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting adni18,
I wish someone good in scripts will help us with a new working weather template.

Nikos, as per my video I sent you, I am currently using a good working template. sViz made it.  My last 4 or 5 weather gadgets work fine on Windows8, and on Windows7 everything I have made over the last couple years works as well.

 

Anyone wishing to make/update their own can use one of mine, just swap graphics out.  

 

See video below.

 

 

2013-10-25_1815

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October 26, 2013 12:28:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Nikos, you have mail. 

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October 26, 2013 12:55:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Jim 

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October 26, 2013 1:00:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

There is a big problem with the harmless weather gadgets/widgets, most antivirus programs think that are Trojans, and the most important, Google think that are malware and giving warnings!!! ! 

 

Weather gadgets are saving files in user’s computer’s and communicate with Internet…. 
Of course, this is suspicious and the behavior of Trojans or Viruses… 

 

Too many users are complaining about it with emails or comments, personally I don't care because I never use antivirus programs...

Any idea about this huge issue? 

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October 26, 2013 1:02:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This is the template I've been using, modified a tad.

For some reason, it immediately crashes on Windows 8. But I think it's fine on 7.

 

 

http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/desktopx_objects/4555/

 

 

 

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October 26, 2013 1:05:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Glad I kept my Yahoo Widgets before they stopped providing it, everything including the Weather Widget that uses weather.com still works perfectly.

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October 26, 2013 1:29:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Glad I kept my Yahoo Widgets before they stopped providing it, everything including the Weather Widget that uses weather.com still works perfectly.

If we could figure out where their feed is coming from maybe we can fix our existing without rebuilding 

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October 26, 2013 1:42:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedBuzzard,
I'm still using XP
As am I, on one rig. DX has been abondoned.

  Say no more, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

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October 26, 2013 1:58:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
This is the template I've been using, modified a tad.

For some reason, it immediately crashes on Windows 8. But I think it's fine on 7.

Can we ask sViz if she can correct it from crashing in Windows 8 Jim?

 

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October 26, 2013 2:31:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting adni18,
Can we ask sViz if she can correct it from crashing in Windows 8 Jim?

Go for it, I haven't been able to reach her in a good while. 

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October 26, 2013 2:33:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedBuzzard,
If we could figure out where their feed is coming from maybe we can fix our existing without rebuilding

That would be a Weather.com TOS violation.  I'd say the Yahoo feed is working because maybe Yahoo uses their corporate license.

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October 26, 2013 4:34:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

What about what Rainlendar uses? Theirs still works

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October 26, 2013 5:02:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedBuzzard,

What about what Rainlendar uses? Theirs still works

there are a few services that provide free, legal to use & open feeds (Accuweather is not one of them btw).

an example would be Yahoo!'s feeds: http://developer.yahoo.com/weather/ . the geocoding has to be done in YQL.

that would still mean you would have to the parsing of the feed with regular expressions and pass over that data to DesktopX. this is not rocket science, but it would require a current DesktopX user that knows how to do this or willing and capable to learn how to do this.

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October 26, 2013 5:04:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting adni18,
correct it from crashing in Windows 8
That is precisely what DX was supposed to be about. That is, creator/user input. Now that the creators have gone, the users won't be far behind.   I blame FF and Chrome for the oh, oh, oh..... higher number, it HAS to be better....mentality. Most people already know MS doesn't follow that rule. Windows 8,,,,,har-de-har-har.

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October 26, 2013 5:12:15 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting moshi,
that would still mean you would have to the parsing of the feed with regular expressions and pass over that data to DesktopX. this is not rocket science, but it would require a current DesktopX user that knows how to do this or willing and capable to learn how to do this.

Know idea of how to do that 

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October 26, 2013 5:26:59 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedBuzzard,
require a current DesktopX user that knows how to do this
     ain't no rocket scientists in that crowd but they left, just the same. I mourn the loss.

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