The official blog about the widescapeWeather widget for the discontinued Yahoo! Widget engine (Konfabulator).
widescape is a brand by Robert Wünsch
Hi, how do you get this to work on mac os?
It’s quite easy:
If you encounter any problems, please contact me. – Cheers, Robert
Can widescapeWeather widget be used in Windows 8? I have downloaded the application, but the system asked me to find a app to open it. I don't know what to use. Thank you.
Hi, it should work on Windows 8. If you downloaded the widescapeWeather widget, you’ll need the Yahoo Widget engine, too. You can download it here: http://widescape.net/widgets/downloads/yahoo-widgets-4.5.2.exe
I greatly appreciate the widget. I just replaced my monitor, and I am no longer able to move the widget with my mouse. I have left the "Ignore Mouse" and "Prevent Dragging" option under Window Preference unchecked. Can you suggest how I can again change the location of the widget? Thank you.
Hi! You should be able to move it by holding the CTRL key (CMD key on a Mac) before and while dragging the widget. Does this work for you?
Hello, first of all I want to TANK YOU for maintaining this widget alive. I LOVE it and would be horrified if it would die. :o) My question is: is it possible to modify something for the widget to display the day, date and forecast days in french? I'm asking this becaus the reference page for the weather info the widget is linked with is in french, but the displayed info are in english. Best regards and thank you very very much. Pierre
Thank you! I’ll take a look at this. I guess it should be possible. :)
Update: Here you go: Version 2.3 (Download) comes in English, French and German. Thanks for your help, Pierre!
But: I am planning to keep widescapeWeather alive. The widget has its own version check - independent of Yahoo’s. So I am optimistic that the widget will continue its service and you’ll still get updates.
Currently there is an issue with Weather Underground’s data feed. Yesterday they implemented a new 10 day forecast feature and it seems, this release broke the 3 day forecast that the widescapeWeather widget uses.
This also leads to a disappearing location.
I already contacted them about it and hope the issue will be solved shortly.
Update: And it’s fixed!
LOVE widescapeWeather but am having issues. At first, the widget would never open back up after restarting the computer or logging out/in. Now I can't get it to open at all. I have reinstalled the Yahoo Widget application as well as the widescape widget. Looking at activity monitor, it looks like I get a crash report soon after trying to open the widget, but I don't know enough for it to be useful to me.
Update: There is no proper solution for this yet. But - strangely - randomly deinstalling Yahoo! Widgtes and the widescapeWeather widget and deleting the preference files of both seems to solve this problem for some people.
For futher assistance contact me at info (at) widescape.net
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