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roan420
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Weather Skin Stopped Working

roan420 » June 2nd, 2018, 6:50 pm

Hello, First time poster and I know next to nothing about codes for Rainmeter. I'm using CogsTubesGauges Skin. Yesterday the weather gauge stopped working. When I clicked on the weather gauge to go to Weather.com it didn't go to the page it use to. It now goes to what looks like a Weather.com Home Page. Has Weather.com changed something that has broken the weather gauge or is something broken in the CogsTubesGauges Skin? I'm using the weather code 46957:4:US Thanks for any help.
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eclectic-tech
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Re: Weather Skin Stopped Working

eclectic-tech » June 2nd, 2018, 7:24 pm

That skin is "kind of" working for me with your settings of 46957:4:US as the WeatherCode variable... :17nodding

I would try rebooting your system and see if the skin starts working; it is possible that the Webparser in Rainmeter is hung, and restarting your system should reset it.

EDIT: Looking closer, there are changes at Weather.com that have broken the ability of this skin to obtain all of the information it needs to work... changes are needed to the LUA code included in the skin. Perhaps someone can look into it, or I would recommend trying to contact the original author (mordasius) about the issues.
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Re: Weather Skin Stopped Working

balala » June 2nd, 2018, 7:29 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:I would try rebooting your system and see if the skin starts working; it is possible that the Webparser in Rainmeter is hung, and restarting your system should reset it.
A restart of Rainmeter rather then restarting the computer could be enough. Worth a try.
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Re: Weather Skin Stopped Working

eclectic-tech » June 2nd, 2018, 7:42 pm

I completely missed the point of your issue, there was a change at Weather.com that is causing the skin to load the main weather page. :17readbook

Edited first reply and removed partial code fix due to other issues that also need repair. :17flag
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Re: Weather Skin Stopped Working

roan420 » June 2nd, 2018, 7:52 pm

Thanks for the help on the weather page. I rebooted and the gauge still doesn't work. I think you're correct on the Webparser in Rainmeter is hung. Should I reinstall Rainmeter and the skins?
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Re: Weather Skin Stopped Working

eclectic-tech » June 2nd, 2018, 7:58 pm

roan420 wrote:Thanks for the help on the weather page. I rebooted and the gauge still doesn't work. I think you're correct on the Webparser in Rainmeter is hung. Should I reinstall Rainmeter and the skins?
No, there are several isues that prevent the skin from working, all due to changes at Weather.com. See my edit above on the first post.

Perhaps someone can look at the LUA code and correct it. I can not at this time...
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Re: Weather Skin Stopped Working

roan420 » June 2nd, 2018, 8:12 pm

Thank-you for all your Help. :17good
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Re: Weather Skin Stopped Working

roan420 » June 3rd, 2018, 2:09 pm

For some reason the weather is working today. I made no changes to it. :17nodding
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Re: Weather Skin Stopped Working

eclectic-tech » June 3rd, 2018, 4:05 pm

roan420 wrote:For some reason the weather is working today. I made no changes to it. :17nodding
Waiting a short time before making any changes is always a good tactic when dealing with weather skins and any weather data source. Glad to hear it corrected itself. :D