We want to add as many weather sources to YoWindow as we can.
But, there is a problem.
Most weather services sell weather data to appliation developers.
Usually, the weather data are not free.
At this moment, YoWindow users request current weather more than 5,000,000 times per day. We just cannot afford to pay that much.
We are open to partnership with weather providers.
We will be happy to integrate your weather to YoWindow!
YoWindow takes the current weather from METAR stations network. There are around 4380 active METAR stations scattered around the world. Most of them are located in airports.
YoWindow picks the closest METAR station to the location you choose. Then the current weather is loaded from this station.
You can find METAR stations near your place on this site.
Now we are looking for a better weather source on the internet. If you know a FREE weather service, let us know. Contact usTop
We want to express our unlimited gratitude to yr.no team for giving us the opportunity to use the top quality weather forecasts.
Go to main-menu/Location/Location Properties
Enter ICAO code of the station in METAR/Code
Click OK, enjoy!
Probably the best way to browse METAR stations is Google Earth.
1. Open Google Earth METAR layer right inside your browser.
NOTE: You will be requested to install Google Earth plugin. Confirm the request.
Just find your location and you will see the METAR stations scattered around.
Click the one you like to find the ICAO code.
2. Open METAR layer inside your Google Earth:
3. If Google Earth does not work for you, try this simple METAR map solution
When you find a weather station of your choice, click it to find the 4 letter ICAO code, like "KBKV"
You need to enter ICAO code inside YoWindow to start updating the current weather from the station.
Looks like you have installed YoWindow Weather onto external (SD) card.
You need to move YoWindow to the main memory of the device.
Android Live Wallpapers do not work properly if they are installed on external card.
There are 2 options.
1. Tap on the message - the "close" button will appear at the top right corner of the message. Tap the button and the message will be gone forever.
2. Add YoWindow widget to the desktop. The message will go away forever. You can remove the widget unless you want to keep it.
Short answer: in our Landscape Collection
However, it depends on a kind of landscape you are looking for.
There are three types of YoWindow landscapes.
That's it, you should see Colosseum inside YoWindow.
Browse our Landscape Collection for more landscapes.
The original picture for YoWindow Landscape must be licensed as FREE for commercial use and MODIFICATIONS or PUBLIC DOMAIN. Otherwise we can NOT include the Landscape in YoWindow.
We respect the law.
Where to find the copyright free images on the internet?
We have found these sites for you: top websites with public domain images.
And, of course, you may use your own pictures.
Follow our Blogger Weather widget tutorial.
Follow our tutorial.
Most likely a part of HTML code is garbled after the widget gets added to the blogspot.com.
By some reason "amp;" text is getting added twice in flashvars parameter value.
This is how the problem usually looks, the redundant characters are highlighted in red:
<param name="flashvars" value="location_id=gn:3430863&amp;time_format=24;amp; unit_system=metric&amp;lang=es&amp;background=#FFFFFF"/>
Remove amp; manually to resolve the problem.
1. Setup your weather station to export yowindow.xml - a file with current weather in a special YoWindow format.
Choose your station model or weather software below and follow the step by step tutorial.
If your station is not listed, see this question.
As soon as you have propertly setup your weather station to export yowindow.xml, follow these steps.
Follow our tutorial.
Join our forum and learn how to create YoWindow XML file for your station or ask our friendly community for help.
Please Download the latest YoWindow and install it.
YoWindow builds prior to 494 will not work with Flash Player 10.3.183.5 and later.
We are sorry to disturb you with an extra download
YoWindow takes the weather from the Internet service, which in turn takes the weather from weather stations around the world.
Usually, the weather is delivered to YoWindow in 10 - 40 minutes after the moment it was observed at the station. In a case when the delay exceeds 2 hours, the "Weather expired" warning is displayed. This is a signal that the weather in YoWindow may have nothing to do with the actual weather outside. If there's something wrong with the weather, YoWindow lets you know.
There are several causes that may lead to "Weather expired" warning.1. Weather station (METAR station) is not reliable.
YoWindow takes the current weather from airport (METAR) weather stations. The most closest weather station to the location is picked. However, the weather station may not be a reliable one. For example, it may not provide the weather in the night or on the weekends. Or it may provide the weather in a very long intervals like 4 hours. We are constantly working on exclusion of the unreliable weather stations, but this still maybe the case.
If the weather station is not reliable, please report it, we will exclude it from YoWindow. Contact us
Alternatively, you may change the METAR weather station manually by entering ICAO airport code in Location Properties dialog.You may check if the weather station is reliable.
2. Networking problems.
As you may know Internet is not 100% reliable.
Sometimes a site does not open because of network problems for a certain period of time.
YoWindow loads the weather over the Internet.
And if the Internet does not work, YoWindow cannot load the weather.
Wait a couple of hours, if the problem still exists, most likely this is not a networking problem.
3. YoWindow version on your system is too old.
Make sure you have the latest YoWindow version installed.
An old version may not load weather automatically on certain systems.
Uninstall YoWindow and then download the latest version from this page:
To find the version and the build number of YoWindow, go main-menu/Help/About
4. Make sure the time on your computer is right
YoWindow goes crazy if the computer time is different from the actual time by 15 minutes or more.
Do not trust the time you see on the Windows clock. It may show you the right time, but if the time-zone is set wrong, the time is wrong!Follow these steps to make sure the computer time is set right.
5. Something else
If you still keep getting "Weather Expired" warning, this must be a very special case on your system.
Please Contact us
Follow these steps to troubleshoot the problem.
1. Exit YoWindow. DO IT RIGHT: through main-menu/Program/Exit.
Otherwise YoWindow may just close the window, but not to exit.
2. Turn your Firewall software temporary OFF.
3. Run YoWindow again.
Check if you can choose a location this time.
If YoWindow works properly - you can select the location - you need to grant an Internet access to YoWindow
in your firewall software.
Otherwise YoWindow will not be able to update the weather.
Most likely YoWindow icon is hidden from the notification area (system tray).
This is a common case on Windows 7.
You need to allow YoWindow temperature icon to be displayed.
This article explains how to fix this the problem on Windows 7.
This article explains how to fix this the problem on Vista.
On older Windows versions follow the same approach.
To change the color of the temperature text open YoWindow and go to Options/Advanced/System tray
I should say, if you have downloaded YoWindow from yowindow.com you can trust it. Norton Internet Security just gives you a warning that it does not know this file.
Because YoWindow is updated so frequently, it is hard for Symantec to speed up to us.
In a case Norton does not know anything about new program - new build of YoWindow in this case -
it prefers to warn a user with a scary message.
Just in case.
Norton Internet Security is suspicious to a new build until 100 members of Norton Community to install it.
This article on Norton Community site explains how to workaround the problem.Top
YoWindow designed to automatically detect local time for any place in the world. And it does the job pretty good. However, a mistake is still possible since time-zone rules are changing over time by some countries.
If a daylight time change occurs while YoWindow is running, YoWindow is not able to detect it. YoWindow will keep displaying the wrong time until you restart it.
To restart YoWindow go to main-menu/Program/Exit. And then launch YoWindow again.
But in most cases, the cause of this problem is the wrong time set on computer.
Follow these steps to make sure the computer time is set right.
If the computer time is set right, but YoWindow still displays the wrong time for your place, please Contact us, we will help.
It seems that the default display scale factor is altered in your Windows settings.
YoWindow can only operate properly when the display scale factor is 100%.
When you change it to 125% or 200% YoWindow goes crazy.
We have tried hard to fix this problem, but still cannot find a solution.
You can check and modify display scale factor in the Control Panel display settings.
Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display
And there "Change the size of all items" section.
As a workaround, in YoWindow, press F11 to enter full-screen mode.
In full-screen mode the bugs will go away.
You will be able to interact with the buttons and the menu.