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Weather Meter for Yahoo - Gadgets Patch 6.0.0

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Weather Meter for Yahoo - Gadgets Patch 6.0.0

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Weather Meter for Yahoo!
Weather Meter for Yahoo Gadget inspired by the well-known AddGadgets.com Windows Sidebar gadgets.

The Weather Meter for Yahoo Gadget is an alternate Weather Meter for people who may be experiencing problems with Rainmeter weather skins that are based on data from The Weather Channel.

Please be aware that this Gadget has some limitations due to using Yahoo! as the data source. Use this Weather Meter only if you cannot get Weather Channel-based skins to work on your PC. See the list of regressions below.

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*** NOTE: ***
The installer is in the form of a patch, which will patch your existing Gadgets installation without affecting your existing configuration or layouts. The Gadgets suite v6.0.0 or later must be installed for this patch to function properly.


Features
  • Displays the current weather for any location from Yahoo! News.
  • Displays data in metric or imperial units.
  • Shows current temperature, forecast high and low temperatures, "feels like" temperature, current conditions, current location, humidity, visibility, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, and chance of precipitation.
  • Shows current sunrise and sunset times, day length, and sun dial.
  • Shows current moonrise and moonset times, moon phase and description, and moon dial.
  • Shows moon zenith angle (tilt) and percentage illumination.*
  • Shows complete 10 day forecast in a "flyout" window.
  • Opens Google Maps for the observation location when location name is clicked.
  • Optional space-saving compact mode; gadget expands to full size on mouseover.
  • Includes additional language translations: Bulgarian, Czech, English (GB), English (US), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Serbian (SP), Slovak, Spanish (SP), Swedish, Ukrainian (info, source here).
  • Supports having multiple Weather Meters to allow monitoring more than one location (info).
  • Scales to any desired size.

Regressions
  • Yahoo! updates their weather data no more than once per hour (minimum) whereas The Weather Channel data is updated approximately every 10 minutes; this means the current conditions displayed on the Weather Meter for Yahoo gadget may be quite stale.
  • Yahoo! does not provide any nightime-specific forecast data. The weather forecast "flyout" shows 10 days of forecast data instead of 5 days-and-nights forecast.
  • Yahoo! does not have severe weather alerts.
  • Yahoo! does not provide any wind conditions in the forecast, only in the current conditions.
  • Yahoo! has limited coverage areas as compared to The Weather Channel, so it is possible your city or town may not be available.

Requirements

Version History
6.0.0 - 2021-04-06
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to show moon zenith angle (tilt) and percentage illumination (thanks Mordasius and raiguard!).
  • Enhanced Weather Meter for Yahoo to include Catalan, Dutch, and Korean translations.
  • Removed Weather Meter for Yahoo (Small) variant Gadget; the compact version of the Weather Meter for Yahoo is now available as an optional setting.
  • Added additional tooltips to all Gadgets.
  • Revised all Gadgets to use new default positioning options.
  • Major revisions to better emulate original AddGadgets.com appearance and to improve Settings behavior (fewer full refreshes).
  • Replaced RainRGB with ColorPickerPlus to eliminate false positive antivirus warnings (thanks raiguard!).
5.4.0 - 2020-05-30:
  • Initial release.

Attribution

License
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)


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Re: Weather Meter for Yahoo - Gadgets Patch 6.0.0

Post by SilverAzide »

A major update to the Weather Meter for Yahoo has been released.

NOTE: If you were using the compact version of the Weather Meter, upgrading will cause your skin to disappear. Reselect the skin and then check the Use Compact Gadget option in the Settings.

6.0.0 - 2021-04-06
  • Enhanced Weather Meter to show moon zenith angle (tilt) and percentage illumination (thanks Mordasius and raiguard!).
  • Enhanced Weather Meter for Yahoo to include Catalan, Dutch, and Korean translations.
  • Removed Weather Meter for Yahoo (Small) variant Gadget; the compact version of the Weather Meter for Yahoo is now available as an optional setting.
  • Added additional tooltips to all Gadgets.
  • Revised all Gadgets to use new default positioning options.
  • Major revisions to better emulate original AddGadgets.com appearance and to improve Settings behavior (fewer full refreshes).
  • Replaced RainRGB with ColorPickerPlus to eliminate false positive antivirus warnings (thanks raiguard!).
Get it on GitHub: https://github.com/SilverAzide/Weather-Meter-Yahoo/releases/latest
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