LookingGlass Weather Forecaster-UltraLite
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LookingGlass Weather Forecaster-UltraLite

Updated Nov 06, 2004 by Will Rose

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Comment #1 Friday, August 27, 2004 12:12 PM
this is awesome!!!
Uses low memory and just looks fantastic in both compact and full windows. This is staying on for awhile. Way to expand the envelope!!
Wet Monkey
Comment #2 Friday, August 27, 2004 5:06 PM
Will.. This has to be the best weather object created to date in terms of both eye candy and functionality. Awesome work here.. I love this.. thank you Also, uses very little resources on my system!!! Just great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment #3 Friday, August 27, 2004 8:32 PM
whoa! one of the best on the site!
Thanks so much for removing the location on the Compact Mode... been waiting for this!

Can't wait for more!
Blue Ninja
Comment #4 Friday, August 27, 2004 11:00 PM
Lovely - it's animated, AND shows a single day or the week in the layout I like... Very impressed.

However - one little issue is odd on my system - maybe a bug, dunno. When switching from single day to week view, sometimes it freezes up on me - any thoughts? Restarting DX gets it back to normal.
Will Rose
Comment #5 Friday, August 27, 2004 11:52 PM
I'm really glad you like it! Tell all your friends!
Sleeping Dragon
Comment #6 Saturday, August 28, 2004 11:45 AM
I have posted a couple of screenshots on this site with your objects, because they are so nice. Thanks for sharing.
Comment #7 Saturday, August 28, 2004 12:22 PM
hello, I just downloaded this and I have to say amazing, however, I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada and I am wondering how I retrieve Vancouver's weather
Will Rose
Comment #8 Saturday, August 28, 2004 2:53 PM
To get the forecast for any location, the procedure is the same as with any international-capable weather object. Go to weather.com and type the name of your location into the forecase search box. A list of possible matches will be presented. Hover your mouse over the correct one and the link will appear in your status bar, which is in the form "..../local/xxxxxxxx..." where xxxxxxxx is an 8-character location code. Give that to LookingGlass as the location code. For example, Vancouver is CAXX0518, and Moscow is RSXX0063.
Will Rose
Comment #9 Saturday, August 28, 2004 3:06 PM
Thanks, Sleeping Dragon. Can you provide a link? I can't find them on _this_ site...
Will Rose
Comment #10 Saturday, August 28, 2004 3:10 PM
Oh, I found them.. I see you like LookingGlass' "skinning" feature. Have you tried the version with the animated moon?
Sleeping Dragon
Comment #11 Saturday, August 28, 2004 10:47 PM
Yes, and I like it the best, but wanted to put a pics up to match the shot. If you look at Alien ghosts screenshot, is has the moon mixed in. Thanks again. Awsome objects.
Will Rose
Comment #12 Sunday, September 5, 2004 3:32 PM
I just heard from Stardock about a solution to performance problems with LookingGlass.

You should use Regedit and set HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Stardock\DesktopX\DynBitmapCaching=1

This turns on Dynamic Bitmap Caching. On the machines I have tested this on that had "memory allocation issues" with LookingGlass before, setting this value to 1 reduced DX memory usage by 60-85%. It makes a HUGE difference. One machine went from allocating 317MB to 46MB. If you are not having any such problems, it is probably because this is already set properly in your version of DX. I am told it will be turned on by default in the next release.
Comment #13 Thursday, November 11, 2004 1:23 AM
Hi Guys,
The LookingGlass weather Object seems to be pretty kick butt.

I like it a lot. Keep up the good work.

Will Rose
Comment #14 Thursday, November 11, 2004 2:28 AM
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
Comment #15 Tuesday, December 28, 2004 7:21 AM
Grrrrrrrrrrreat thx for this nice work!!!
Comment #16 Friday, March 18, 2005 6:42 PM
Holy Crap! you put a lot of work into this. all i can say is THANK YOU! It's Awsome!
Comment #17 Sunday, May 15, 2005 11:38 PM
Any way to get the weather from a Canadian location?
Comment #18 Saturday, May 28, 2005 5:12 PM
Any way to get radar for a location other than Chicago? I get the entry screen, but it won't allow me to type anything into the boxes? I try to edit the object with the 'create' function of DesktopX, but get a script error for the radar element, and it crashes. Any ideas? I'm using the full suite.
Austin Graves
Comment #19 Saturday, December 23, 2006 5:08 AM
The LookingGlass Weather Suite UltraLite is my favorite weather object for my desktop, even though it evidently hasn't been updated in over two years.

Somewhere along the line, I started having a problem whereas my DesktopX process would, out of the blue, begin consuming almost all of my available memory, i.e. 800 megabytes or more. I eventually traced this problem to the presence of the LookingGlass Weather object.

At first I couldn't understand why this was happening, because there would be times where I could use DesktopX with LookingGlass Weather for days at a time and not have this issue. Then it would happen again.

But more recently I realized that this was occuring whenever a new weather alert was coming online.

I think it must have something to do with the proliferation of banner ads and flash animations on the weather.com site as time passed (I understand that this object retrieves the data from there). But aside from that I don't really know why specifically this memory consumption problem occurs, or what I can do to fix it.

Could anyone offer any suggestions on how I can fix this?

Thank you for reading-
Comment #20 Thursday, December 6, 2007 10:14 AM
fantastic weather object !

very nice, fun, original, practical and complete, i love the animations, congratulation ...

Surely the best one for me.

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