LookingGlass Weather Suite - UltraLite Widget
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LookingGlass Weather Suite - UltraLite Widget

Updated Oct 13, 2004 by Will Rose

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Will Rose
Comment #1 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 12:26 AM
FYI, the version of LookingGlass Ultra-Lite that this was exported from hasn't been uploaded yet, but will be within a couple of days. The currently available UltraLite is an older version.
Comment #2 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:06 AM
Will Rose
Comment #3 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:11 AM
Hitchhiker, please see my reply to your original comment for some clarification.

How do you like it?
Dave Michaels
Comment #4 Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:55 PM
I don't run objects since I don't run desktop x, but I do like what folks have done with widgets. I'm not familiar with the export process but would be willing to give that a shot and see what happens...
Will Rose
Comment #5 Thursday, October 14, 2004 2:32 PM
This widget won't run if you don't have DX installed. It was not built with DX Pro, and only DXPro can export widgets as standalone EXE files. The normal version (which I imagine most of the widgets on this site were built with) builds EXEs that require DX to be installed, although not running.
Larry Bradshaw
Comment #6 Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:59 PM
Each time you reboot, the widget returns to the center of the screen. It doesn't stay put, I like mine in upper right hand corner of the screen. Is there something I can do to keep it there??
Will Rose
Comment #7 Tuesday, November 02, 2004 2:04 PM
The widget does not control where it is placed on the screen when it is loaded, DesktopX does that. Stardock can tell you where this information is stored on your PC. I don't know why DX would not be remembering where you placed the widget.
Joseph Morovich
Comment #8 Thursday, November 11, 2004 10:26 AM
I loved this Widget. But now suddently even though it is running and in my system tray, I cannot see it anywhere on the screen. I even right click and alternate between show and hide. No effect. Any ideas what I did to make it disappear?
Will Rose
Comment #9 Thursday, November 11, 2004 4:15 PM
Mabey DesktopX moved it off your screen for you... I'd close the widget, then delete the positioning information DX stores for it. When the widget starts, DX (not the widget) decides where to place it on the screen. Delete the stored position information, and it will be placed in a convenient location when it next starts. Contact stardock support to find out where they store this stuff. I've seen this happen to other widgets I've used too... You can also delete the LookingGlass.CFG file in your DesktopX directory, which is where LG's preferences are stored. The display position is not controlled there, however.
Comment #10 Sunday, January 09, 2005 2:49 PM
I was running this widget, and the had a D.O.S. Attack (Not Related to the widget) But now
that I have everything repaired LookingGlass won't run properly, I can't customize the Local
or anything & it looks as if the 5 day forcast is open, because I can see the arrow button
to expand or hide the 5 day but the 5 day is transparent. Any Ideas?
Comment #11 Wednesday, January 12, 2005 7:49 AM
I am having the same problem as "rgrounds". I don't know whether he got the situation fixed or not but I can't seem to find the positioning that you are talking about. I deleted the .cfg file but that didn't help. Do you have a solution to this?
Comment #12 Saturday, January 15, 2005 8:52 PM
I tried that too, & deleted all registry items with no luck. I don't think that "Sir Will Rose" Has looked in here recently
Jeroen Verhoeven
Comment #13 Sunday, January 23, 2005 5:23 AM
This is the best weather widget I could find! Thanks.......
Allthough I changed the temperature to Celcius (I am in Europe) the weather comments on the icons is still in Fahrenheit. Only the comments/forecast, the temp under the daily icons is Celsius again. Is there a way to change the Fahrenheit in the daily forecasts in Celsius?

Furthermore I would love the implementation of satellite images for Europe......
Will Rose
Comment #14 Sunday, January 23, 2005 2:52 PM
Jeroen, thanks, I'm glad you like it! Both of your questions were addressed in the readme file.
pete griffen
Comment #15 Saturday, February 12, 2005 10:55 PM
Hey will my 5 day weather report works but not the radar part any thoughts
Comment #16 Tuesday, March 01, 2005 1:00 PM
is there any way to resize the temperature text when the widget is run in minimal mode ? ... it'd be nice to be able to change the color of the text or reposition it in minimal mode, with just the weather symbol showing .. as the temp text kinda overpowers it somwtimes ....
Comment #17 Friday, April 08, 2005 7:58 AM
I love his widget! Good work...

I was wondering though, if there is a way to get the temp, ect to update more often? It seems to update every hour or so.

I am just trying DestopX, but have loved it so far. I think I know the answer, but when I buy DesktopX, can I turn the LookingGlass Weather Suite-HQ Object into a widget?

Will Rose
Comment #18 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:55 AM
Thanks, I'm glad you like it...

On line 12 of the script for the WeatherFrame sub-object, you will find the default setting for how often LookingGlass will update, and you can change that value to whatever you want. By default, LookingGlass retrieves the weather information every 20 minutes. However, you should be aware that Weather.Com, who provides the forecasts, usually only updates the data on an hourly basis. Even if you told LookingGlass to update every minute, usually 59 out of 60 of those updates would accomplish nothing other than using bandwidth.

And yes, all versions of LookingGlass run fine as a widget, which the full version of DX will allow you to make.
Comment #19 Thursday, April 14, 2005 9:05 PM
I really like this widget and all of the other ones in its series, but it seems like I keep having problems with them. I first downloaded it in the object form and had some kind of problem that I cannot remember. I downloaded this one and it worked for a while, but now it is messed up. Whenever I load it, the moon or sun is up higher than where it should be, and when I put it into compact mode, part of the box from the detailed mode is showing. I don't know what is wrong because I re-downloaded it and it still would not work. Please help!
Dave Michaels
Comment #20 Sunday, April 17, 2005 11:37 PM
I'm having the same problem. I'm sure it's something in a .cfg file somewhere, just don't know where.

This didn't start until after I had used the minize (just the temp & sun/moon) feature. Prior to that the Moon was always within the frame.

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