Some of the important features of the App for Weather Forecast addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with App for Weather Forecast.
In short, App for Weather Forecast is the easiest way to lookup current weather in your area, plus, get badge notifications.
7 Reasons to Use App for Weather Forecast
Opens WUnderground page in a simple popup window.
Has badge icon text notifications for current temperature
Has a toolbar with six buttons to enhance using the weather UI.
Popup window has a feature to make it stay on top of other windows (AllwaysOnTop).
Features all WUnderground functions in a resizable popup (the new size will be stored to the memory).
Lite addon as when the popup is closed, all burden will be removed from the browser.
Available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is App for Weather Forecast?
App for Weather Forecast is a comprehensive weather forecast addon that lets you easily open wunderground website in a new popup window. Within the UI there are 6 buttons at the right-side to enhance using the UI. Badge icon text notifies you of the current weather temperature. You can set the temperature to be in Centigrade or Fahrenheit units and badge text will automatically adapt to that.
2. Why App for Weather Forecast is considered a lite addon?
App for Weather Forecast is designed to operate similar to Chrome Apps. In other words, it opens in a simple and stand-alone popup window (as opposed to the toolbar-popup or sidebar), and once closed, completely clears-off and will not have any further background activities. Having this behavior, it is considered a very lite Addon and does not add any additional burden to your browser. Moreover, the popup has a built-in "Always-On-Top" feature which makes the window to remain always on top of other windows, enables you to do multi-tasking.
3. How can I download the source code for App for Weather Forecast?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What tools are available within the popup window?
When you open the popup, you will see a toolbar with 6 buttons at the top-right corner. Toolbar buttons are self-explanatory and if you hover over any of them, a title shows up with a short description. Note, after few seconds the toolbar will disappear by itself. But when you move the mouse to the right-side area, it will appear again.
5. Can I have more than one detached panel (with Weather UI rendered in)?
No, you can only have one detached window. Every time you click on the toolbar button, the window will be focused, if it is already open. If not, it opens a new window. Moreover, once you click on the detached button, the current popup window will be closed and a new tab will be open with the Weather page.
6. Does Weather App memorizes my choices (locations)?
Yes, Weather App is automatically stores all your settings, including location, temperature unit, saved cities and etc.
7. Is this addon available for mobile devices?
No currently it is only released for desktop browsers. In fact, in mobile devices, it is easier to use the website itself rather than using a separate app.
8. When I click the toolbar button, is there an option to open Weather page in a new tab rather than a small popup window?
No, currently there is no option to open translator in a new tab by clicking on the toolbar button. In future, there might be an option to add this feature, however, the purpose of this addon is to render weather UI in a simple and detached panel. Within the UI, there is a button at right-side toolbar to open weather page in a new tab (pop-out). Please note that once the tab is opened the current window will be closed.
9. Is there any keyboard shortcut to enhance opening the UI?
Unfortunately not, but in future versions there will be a shortcut key associated with this feature to open the translator UI.
10. How do I adjust the settings for weather underground UI?
Within the popup window, there is a settings button at top-right corner. If you click on that a settings panel will be opened with few options to adjust.
11. How can I see the radar map for the current city?
Within the popup window, on the right-side, there is a radar map which shows you the current city in a map with all the weather data rendered within the map.
12. Is there a 10 day weather forecast available for my city?
Yes, if you scroll down the page, you will see 10 day weather forecast for your city in a nice table. It has daily and hourly weather data plus lots of graphical information for different factors such as, temperature, precipitation, wind speed and more.
13. What other information are available within the weather UI?
There are many more information such as weather history, astronomy info (twilight, moon, sunrise, sunset, etc.). Also, there is information about nearby weather, snow depth, and coastal water temperature and nearby weather stations. WUnderground website has the most comprehensive weather information for any location on the planet.
14. What buttons (at right-side toolbar) are available within the UI?
There are 6 buttons available within the toolbar at the right-side. From top to button, there is back button which serves as the browser back button. Next is reload button which reloads the current page. Third button is for pop-out function which opens the WUnderground in a new tab. Pin button (forth button) makes the UI to stay on top of other windows. Fifth button is for opening the support page. The last button is back which serves as the browser back button.
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