LookingGlass Weather Forecaster -Lite
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LookingGlass Weather Forecaster -Lite

Updated Nov 06, 2004 by Will Rose

Will Rose
Comment #1 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 #2 Wednesday, January 12, 2005 8:11 PM
Gaday Will, ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT STUFF! Your weather forecaster has been one of my favourite/essential programs ever since it first came out.

It hasn't all been clear sailing though, I seem to get the odd "gremlin" pop up every now and then, frustrate the hell out of me for a while, and then disappear just as mysteriously?? My determination to keep this program is very strong!

I recently downloaded your Looking Glass Forecaster Lite Edition update and now I'm having trouble with the "window toggle"? It won't close the window and go to the compact mode?? I'm only a novice but I've looked everywhere and tried everything I can think of, to no avail?

If you can help me or need any more information, you can email me at:


Desperate to keep my "precious" Forecaster running smoothly,
Keep up the Good work, All The Best!

Brad, (mrdarb).
Will Rose
Comment #3 Friday, January 14, 2005 12:28 AM
Several people have reported this problem is caused by the latest DesktopX update. You might try reverting back to your previous version of DX. I can't patch the problem because I myself won't update to the latest DX until some of the reported problems have been corrected. On DX 2.30 all editions of LookingGlass work perfectly.
Will Rose
Comment #4 Friday, January 14, 2005 12:29 AM
I forgot to say, thanks very much for your kind remarks!
Comment #5 Saturday, January 15, 2005 8:25 PM
Gaday Again, Just updated with the latest "DesktopX" and PROBLEM SOLVED!
Mysteriously FIXED ITSELF with new version and everything's working perfectly again!

No worries with the "kind remarks", the LookingGlass Weather Forecaster is a permanent fixture on my desktop and I reckon it definetly ranks in the top 5 of what I've seen! I'm no expert but I do spend way too much time playing with this GUI stuff (?) and I sincerely envy your ability to create it.

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