Simple Weather Indicator Gets New Important Options

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One more month, one more update to the simple weather indicator. And by one more update e don’t mean only one change or improvement.

The latest Indicator Weather v0.6 fixes a good number of bugs found in the weather applet’s earlier releases and migrates to a new location detection API in order for an improved location accuracy.

The 0.6 release also addresses the lack of customization options by adding an option to round-off temperatures to a flatter figure and an option to hide the location name from the panel applet.

Simple Weather Indicator v0.6 changelog:

  • Hide location preference
  • New Location detection API
  • Moved to robust API endpoint with higher uptime
  • Round temperature preference
  • Other minor bug fixes

The option to manually enter longitude & latitude coordinates is still available (in case the auto detection is a little off for your location) and you are also at liberty to select between the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales.

It is sad that the app’s biggest issue has not been handled; there remains no easy method to remove it from your start-up preferences because it doesn’t show up in the Start-Up Applications app.

To stop the app from auto-launching on login you will need to manually remove it from the start-up items folder using root user privileges, in other words, command prompt.

Downloading Simple Weather Indicator for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS +

Remember that All Simple Weather Indicator does is report the current temperature and weather conditions for your location. It does not give weather forecasts.

It is available to install on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (and higher versions) via the installer on the project’s GitHub page.

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Okoi Martins Jr.
I'm a Computer Scientist with a passion for learning new things in fields ranging from theoretical implications of computer science and mathematical modeling to web development and music. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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