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10.4: A possible fix for a non-updating Weather widget Apps
Tiger only hintOne of my favorite Dashboard widgets is the Weather widget. After using it for some time, it failed to update its information. After a reboot, the widget even stayed blank. Retyping the city information on the back did not solve the problem. The log file stated that com.apple.widget.weather: Fetching data failed..."

Finally, instead of Rotterdam, Netherlands, I tried New York, wich worked fine. I then tried Rotterdam again, and this time it worked as usual. So if the widget fails for your city, try New York (or another big US city) and then switch back to your city.
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10.4: A possible fix for a non-updating Weather widget
Authored by: arpee on Jul 11, '05 10:02:52AM

Just press command-r and it will refresh in nice uqrz extreme effect...



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10.4: A possible fix for a non-updating Weather widget
Authored by: arpee on Jul 11, '05 10:04:23AM

Please read "quarz" above.



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10.4: A possible fix for a non-updating Weather widget
Authored by: club60.org on Jul 11, '05 11:00:45AM

Yes, this quartz effect is nice, I haven't seen it before. But unfortunately the problem can be solved only as described in original hint. Thanks, TiBo.



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10.4: A possible fix for a non-updating Weather widget
Authored by: JKT on Jul 11, '05 10:06:14AM

Thank you! I'd just assumed that non-US sites had stopped working (and that this was probably due to a change at accuweather.com) so was waiting for the 10.4.2 update to see if it fixed it... but this hint does do the trick. :)

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10.4: A possible fix for a non-updating Weather widget
Authored by: thelamecamel on Jul 11, '05 09:48:14PM

A while back, they changed their format for non-US locations. "City, (State Spelt Out)" (often with the wrong state in Australia) was replaced by "City, Country(StateAbbreviation)".

What this hint forces you to do is enter your city name, hit return, and have it enter the rest of the format for you.



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10.4: A possible fix for a non-updating Weather widget
Authored by: bjast on Jul 11, '05 10:16:11AM

Does anyone know of weather widget which uses a different source than accuweather.com?

Many times I've found accuweather to give inacuarte weather for Portland Oregon. Like when it's raining and the symbol shows sunshine ...

Hm ...



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10.4: A possible fix for a non-updating Weather widget
Authored by: jhersco on Jul 11, '05 01:13:21PM

You might try Meterologist, free app that places the weather ight into your Menu Bar. It has many more useful ways to display weather inf than the weather widget and uses weather.com. You can read more about it and download it at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/heat-meteo/ or at: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16142.



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