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#1 socom 004

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:15 PM

Does anyone know of any free weather downloads for the desktop? I know there are some that will show the temperature in the tray at the bottom of the screen and also will have an audio alert for threatening weather. I tried The Weather Channel's download but it was so full of ads. Just about everytime I clicked on anything it would bug me about upgrading to their "pay" program. Thanks.
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:20 PM

many local news networks carry services like this. log onto their websites and see if they have one.

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:25 PM

Yahoo Widgets has quite a good one

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:50 PM

I was going to look at the Yahoo but when they started talking about widgets I didn't know what they were talking about.
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Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:04 PM

you download the Widgets engine and can then choose from 1000's of mini programs for almost anything. Widgets are little icons which sit on your desktop. Some are not very stable and can cause problems, but they are interesting. I have a weather one sitting at the bottom of my page which gives me a 5 day forecast and heaps of other info available and I live on the other side of the world.
If you want to waste a bit of time - go explore.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:55 AM

If you use Firefox there's a weather extension:
Forecastfox Enhanced
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 10:08 AM

Wunderground.com is the best weather site around. Use Firefox and 2 of its extensions and you can use all of Wunderground without any ads! The 2 extensions are Adblock and NoScript.
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:43 AM

Might want to try WeatherPulse.
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:47 AM

Just installed that Firefox one.

Quite impressive. Thanks tg1911.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:21 AM

You're welcome, rowal5555.
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 11:08 AM

Just use www.weather.gov

You don't need desktop weather programs. They just clutter up your PC memory and some even have spyware. (e.g. Weatherbug).
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 11:45 AM

Thanks for the share folks.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:11 PM

If you use Firefox there's a weather extension:
Forecastfox Enhanced

I like it. You get popups if you go AccuWeather's site but the tool bar appears to be well behaved. No warning from Spybot, SpywareGuard, or Defender. Nice find :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:51 AM

I just have my local television station's websites in my favorites and go to their radar images whenever I need some weather info and don't have to worry about spyware.




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