Preferences

The preferences dialog is accessed by right-clicking on the Weather Report in the panel.

Figure 2Weather Report menu

2.1. Changing to Particular Location

Figure 3Location Preferences

When you add the Weather Report to a panel for the first time, the application displays the weather for Pittsburg, Pennsylvania by default. To display the weather for a different location, perform the following steps:

  1. Right-click on the application.
  2. Choose Preferences from the application popup menu. The application displays the Weather Preferences dialog.
  3. Select the Location tab. The Location tabbed section contains a list of geographical regions, subregions, and specific locations.
  4. Click on the arrow next to a region to display the subregions in the region.
  5. Click on the arrow next to a subregion to display the locations in the subregion.
  6. Click on a location. While the application retrieves the weather information for the new location, the tooltip "Updating" is displayed when you point to the icon.
  7. Click Close to close the Weather Preferences dialog.

You can already try searching by entering the name of your city into the Find field. Be aware that for cities close together, or for cities with no airport you may have to pick a nearby city in the region.

2.2. Updating Weather Information

To update the weather information that the Weather Report displays in the panel, right-click on the icon, then choose Update.

To automatically update the weather information at regular intervals, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the right-click menu and select Preferences.
  2. In the Weather Preferences dialog under the General tab, select the Automatically update every ... minutes option.
  3. Use the spin box to specify the interval at which the Weather Report retrieves updated information from the weather server. The default is to check every thirty minutes.
  4. Click Close to close the Weather Preferences dialog.

2.3. Changing Units

Figure 4General Preferences

Go to the right-click menu and select Preferences. In the Weather Preferences dialog under the General tab, select the units of measurement you want to use.

A number of different measurements are available, including metric, imperial, SI and others. The choice Default will use what we think is the default for your region, based off your chosen locale.