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Last post Author Topic: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)  (Read 123816 times)

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #225 on: July 25, 2013, 03:43:41 AM »
PS trying to do a ControlSend doesn't seem to work for some reason :(
I can't figure out how to send keys to sweather while it's minimized in the tray

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #226 on: July 25, 2013, 09:33:31 AM »
Would adding a global refresh hotkey to sWeather suffice?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #227 on: July 25, 2013, 09:38:35 AM »
Global meaning from any application at any time? Like Shift-Win-W? That would be ideal! Thanks!

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #228 on: July 25, 2013, 09:41:02 AM »
Yes, exactly.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #229 on: July 25, 2013, 09:45:28 AM »
That would be perfect. I bet I could even make a scheduled task in Windows 8 to type the hotkey every 15 minutes or something.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #230 on: July 25, 2013, 01:41:09 PM »
Give this a try, please:

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v1.4.5 - 2013-07-25
    + Added ability to set a global hotkey to refresh the weather data.
      (Thanks, win8shucks)

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #231 on: July 25, 2013, 01:44:53 PM »
Seems perfect! I can't tell exactly if it refreshes or not since the last updated time is still 5 minutes before the hour from Yahoo, but I love the new screen. And I will try hotkey refreshing again in 10-15 minutes so we'll know for sure. You are amazingly fast.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #232 on: July 25, 2013, 02:01:55 PM »
last updated time is still 5 minutes before the hour from Yahoo

Yeah, I wish Yahoo updated their weather RSS feeds more often than once an hour but, for a free API, what can you do?   :D

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #233 on: July 25, 2013, 02:20:12 PM »
You know, it is possible the timer thing started working too. I don't remember hitting the button two minutes ago and yet it updated. Life is good!

Great program. Can't imagine life without it. Hope Microsoft pays you big time when they buy you out to integrate it into Windows 8.2 or whatever.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #234 on: July 25, 2013, 11:11:34 PM »
Yup timer definitely working on Win 8 now too! No idea how you fixed that but thanks!

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #235 on: July 26, 2013, 08:49:12 AM »
Great program. Can't imagine life without it. Hope Microsoft pays you big time when they buy you out to integrate it into Windows 8.2 or whatever.

Ha, I should be so lucky.   ;)

Yup timer definitely working on Win 8 now too! No idea how you fixed that but thanks!

The only thing I can think of is that latest version of sWeather is compiled with the newest AutoHotkey build so maybe that fixed something internally.  I read through the AutoHotkey changelog but it didn't mention anything timer specific like that.  Who cares, though, right?

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #236 on: July 26, 2013, 10:22:07 AM »
I can confirm that the new build is looking good on my Win8 64-bit system as well...I've had it running for 3 hours and have gotten 3 updates :).  Skywire...you must just be that good at programming that you are able to fix things you don't even understand :P.  At any rate, all's well that ends well.  I'll post an update if this stops working, but it looks to me like you can cross that off your mental future update list.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #237 on: July 26, 2013, 10:32:37 AM »
I can confirm that the new build is looking good on my Win8 64-bit system as well...I've had it running for 3 hours and have gotten 3 updates :).

Thank you very much for the report.  I suppose this can be read that it wasn't a fluke.  =]

Skywire...you must just be that good at programming that you are able to fix things you don't even understand :P.

Hahaha...I wish; I just randomly mash the keyboard and hope the damn thing compiles at the end.   :P  Honestly, though, writing freeware is a fun hobby for me.  sWeather is fun to work on since it's one of my programs that I, personally, use.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #238 on: July 26, 2013, 03:38:15 PM »
The main window is not showing on my system. Windows 8 64 bit.

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Nevermind, I closed it and re-opened. It's working now!  :Thmbsup:
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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #239 on: July 26, 2013, 03:44:17 PM »
This Windows 8 is going to be the death of me...   :P

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #240 on: September 28, 2013, 11:55:00 AM »
Website | Download
v1.4.7 - 2013-09-28
    * Updated WorldWeatherOnline API-related code.  Titlebar timezone
      data should work again.  (Thanks, Alex)

v1.4.6 - 2013-07-25
    * sWeather should now be DPI aware and display properly at higher DPI
      resolutions.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #241 on: November 05, 2013, 12:33:25 PM »
Hi, if I do an update check through sWeather I get a new version : v1.4.7 build 2 but there's nothing on the sWeather site about it - a minor update I suppose ?
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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #242 on: November 05, 2013, 12:38:26 PM »
Hi, if I do an update check through sWeather I get a new version : v1.4.7 build 2 but there's nothing on the sWeather site about it - a minor update I suppose ?

Yeah, probably a typo or message box I forgot to take out.  =]

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #243 on: November 08, 2013, 08:23:55 AM »
Greetings Skwire, and many thanks for this great little application. There are many tray weather programs, but most of them are bulky, over shiny and over intrusive, so this one is just what I was looking for: tiny, simple, nice, informative and it gets the job done.  :)

Though I found one conflict. I have excellent program "System Explorer" which has advanced tooltip that shows when pointing mouse over it's tray icon. Problem arises when "sWeather" refreshes weather data, it also triggers System Explorer's tooltip which then appears in random positions on my desktop and I have to click anywhere to make it go away. It happens every time sWeather refreshes its weather data so it's a little bit annoying.  :( Just to say that I'm using plain 32bit WinXP sp3.

I hope You can figure out how and why this incompatibility incurs and possibly fix it.  :Thmbsup:

Thanks
« Last Edit: November 08, 2013, 08:30:52 AM by lotra »

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #244 on: November 08, 2013, 09:05:04 AM »
Hi, lotra, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.  I'm sorry to hear you're having a problem with sWeather.  Based on what you're describing, I really have no idea what would cause the behaviour you're describing.  Furthermore, the download links for System Explorer don't appear to be working so I can't even install it to test.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #245 on: November 08, 2013, 01:19:37 PM »
Thanks for welcome.  :)

Yeah, I've seen it, but on main site there are working download mirrors at softpedia and major geeks, which are I believe very trustful sources. Anyway, thank you for considering it, problem I've described is always happenning, I mean every time weather refreshes.

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #246 on: November 08, 2013, 05:48:19 PM »
lotra, please give this build a try.

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v1.4.8 - 2013-11-08
    + Added a hidden INI setting to work around a bug in the System Explorer
      program from http://systemexplorer.net/.  Every time sWeather would get
      updated weather info, and refresh its tray icons, the "Advanced Window"
      popup from System Explorer would appear.   This bug only appears to
      happen in Windows XP so, if you're experiencing this, add the following
      line to the [Settings] section of sWeather's config.ini file, save it,
      and restart sWeather.  (Thanks, lotra)
     
      Extra_Tray_Refresh=0

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #247 on: November 08, 2013, 07:04:48 PM »
Wow, that was fast, thanks a lot. :D
Conflict with System Explorer seems to be solved with this workaround. Nice idea with a hidden setting without unnecessary gui checkbox. :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: November 08, 2013, 07:10:46 PM by lotra »

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #248 on: November 08, 2013, 11:25:46 PM »
Wow, that was fast, thanks a lot. :D

You're welcome.

Conflict with System Explorer seems to be solved with this workaround. Nice idea with a hidden setting without unnecessary gui checkbox. :Thmbsup:

Good to hear.  Thanks for reporting back.   :D

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Re: Release: sWeather (tray-based weather app)
« Reply #249 on: November 11, 2013, 06:25:47 PM »
Website | Download
v1.4.9 - 2013-11-11
    + Added two new tray temperature themes, Simple Black & Simple White,
      courtesy of user lotra.  Thank you, lotra!