LookingGlass Weather Suite - UltraLite Widget
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LookingGlass Weather Suite - UltraLite Widget

Updated Oct 13, 2004 by Will Rose

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Will Rose
Comment #1 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 12:26 AM
FYI, the version of LookingGlass Ultra-Lite that this was exported from hasn't been uploaded yet, but will be within a couple of days. The currently available UltraLite is an older version.
Comment #2 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:06 AM
Will Rose
Comment #3 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 3:11 AM
Hitchhiker, please see my reply to your original comment for some clarification.

How do you like it?
Comment #4 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 6:28 PM
This is really well done and obviously you've put a great deal of time into it. Thank you.. It is really very nice, clean, and useful. Great Job!
Will Rose
Comment #5 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 7:17 PM
Thanks very much! I'm glad you like it. You might want to take a look at the versions over in the object library, which offer an animated moon-phase. It's neat to watch.
Comment #6 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:51 PM
Yeah, I tried messing around with it a bit and I found out my problem. It was just as you said. I didn't select all of the objects (just highlighted with my mouse, rather than going to list objects and selecting. Also, I do realize that this has better preformance as an object, but I was getting this for a friend who does not want this displaying all of the time and just wants to open it every now and then to see the weather. LookingGlass is so well done, and better than many other weather programs out there (eg. weatherbug), so I felt this would be the best choice. Thanks for your help!
Dave Michaels
Comment #7 Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11:49 PM
are you planning on releasing a hight quality widget? It looks awesome in ultra lite.
Will Rose
Comment #8 Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:34 AM
Dave, I'd considered it but decided against it. But let me get your opinion on something. If I release a High Quality widget, it would literally be identical to the object version. I'd just export the object version, and the object version is already available. So what's the benefit? Is the export process something that a large proportion of users are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with? If there's sufficient demand along those lines I suppose I could.

However, as I said before, the performance will be better as an object. The HQ version is even bigger, so it will take longer to unzip each time it's run. If used as an object, the files are cached in your theme directory, so there's no startup delay.

What are your thoughts?
Dave Michaels
Comment #9 Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:55 PM
I don't run objects since I don't run desktop x, but I do like what folks have done with widgets. I'm not familiar with the export process but would be willing to give that a shot and see what happens...
Will Rose
Comment #10 Thursday, October 14, 2004 2:32 PM
This widget won't run if you don't have DX installed. It was not built with DX Pro, and only DXPro can export widgets as standalone EXE files. The normal version (which I imagine most of the widgets on this site were built with) builds EXEs that require DX to be installed, although not running.
Dave Michaels
Comment #11 Thursday, October 14, 2004 10:30 PM
Sorry, I have it installed, I just don't have it running full tilt (Desktop X). The widget works just fine - would just like to see what the better quality looks like Perhaps I'll fire up DX and run the object.
Comment #12 Friday, October 15, 2004 5:10 AM
downloaded DesktopX purely for this widget Great animation and functionality
Larry Bradshaw
Comment #13 Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:59 PM
Each time you reboot, the widget returns to the center of the screen. It doesn't stay put, I like mine in upper right hand corner of the screen. Is there something I can do to keep it there??
Will Rose
Comment #14 Tuesday, November 2, 2004 2:04 PM
The widget does not control where it is placed on the screen when it is loaded, DesktopX does that. Stardock can tell you where this information is stored on your PC. I don't know why DX would not be remembering where you placed the widget.
Joseph Morovich
Comment #15 Thursday, November 11, 2004 10:26 AM
I loved this Widget. But now suddently even though it is running and in my system tray, I cannot see it anywhere on the screen. I even right click and alternate between show and hide. No effect. Any ideas what I did to make it disappear?
Will Rose
Comment #16 Thursday, November 11, 2004 4:15 PM
Mabey DesktopX moved it off your screen for you... I'd close the widget, then delete the positioning information DX stores for it. When the widget starts, DX (not the widget) decides where to place it on the screen. Delete the stored position information, and it will be placed in a convenient location when it next starts. Contact stardock support to find out where they store this stuff. I've seen this happen to other widgets I've used too... You can also delete the LookingGlass.CFG file in your DesktopX directory, which is where LG's preferences are stored. The display position is not controlled there, however.
Will Rose
Comment #17 Thursday, November 18, 2004 5:29 PM
FYI - All the editions of LookingGlass have been updated to the latest version.
Comment #18 Sunday, January 9, 2005 2:49 PM
I was running this widget, and the had a D.O.S. Attack (Not Related to the widget) But now
that I have everything repaired LookingGlass won't run properly, I can't customize the Local
or anything & it looks as if the 5 day forcast is open, because I can see the arrow button
to expand or hide the 5 day but the 5 day is transparent. Any Ideas?
Comment #19 Wednesday, January 12, 2005 7:49 AM
I am having the same problem as "rgrounds". I don't know whether he got the situation fixed or not but I can't seem to find the positioning that you are talking about. I deleted the .cfg file but that didn't help. Do you have a solution to this?
Comment #20 Saturday, January 15, 2005 8:52 PM
I tried that too, & deleted all registry items with no luck. I don't think that "Sir Will Rose" Has looked in here recently

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