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    xfce weather applet in gnome panel

    Is this possible? The xfce version is so much better than the gnome version. It has more locations (I believe you can just type in a zip code instead of wading through menus of country->state->city), and has the ability to cycle through different weather stats visually right on the applet icon so you don't have to hover your mouse over it or click it to open a forecast window.

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    Re: xfce weather applet in gnome panel

    I too would love to know how to replace the Gnome weather applet with the Xfce weather applet. After just having installed Xubuntu on an old computer, I want to get all the great functionality of that weather applet on my Gnome desktop. Anyone have any tips for swapping them?

    EDIT: I see "xfce4-weather-plugin" in Synaptic Package Manager. I'm guessing that's the cool applet in question. Does anyone know how to do the swap?
    Last edited by Robotman; July 3rd, 2008 at 01:33 PM.

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    Re: xfce weather applet in gnome panel

    I am interested too.

    The xfce weather applet is much better than its equivalent for gnome.
    The 5-days forecast panel is such a good idea.

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    Re: xfce weather applet in gnome panel

    Resurrecting this in case anyone has got an answer. Just returned to gnome after playing with xfce for a while and the weather applet in xfce is great.

    Any ideas anyone?
    Macbook and Ubuntu 12.04

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    Re: xfce weather applet in gnome panel

    bumpety bump
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    Re: xfce weather applet in gnome panel

    Quote Originally Posted by swisscow View Post
    Resurrecting this in case anyone has got an answer. Just returned to gnome after playing with xfce for a while and the weather applet in xfce is great.

    Any ideas anyone?
    Use the xfce4-panel (click the link to install it).

    To replace gnome-panel with xfce4-panel press Alt+F2 and run:
    Code:
    gconf-editor
    go to desktop/gnome/session/required_components and change the value of panel from gnome-panel to xfce4-panel.


    xfce4-xfapplet-plugin (click the link to install it) allows you to use Gnome applets inside the xfce4-panel just as they are used inside the gnome-panel.

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    Re: xfce weather applet in gnome panel

    Many thanks, will give it a go.

    No way of just adding it to the gnome panel then?
    Macbook and Ubuntu 12.04

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    Re: xfce weather applet in gnome panel

    Seriously, let's get this app going on just Gnome and not XFCE. I hope Wayland get's something similar or better.

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    Re: xfce weather applet in gnome panel

    As of about a month ago, the Xfce weather applet broke, and its broken condition shows up in most distributions. Apparently the weather feed changed requirements. One report indicated that the Weather.com source now requires some kind of subscription that caused the algorithm being used to break, causing "No Data" to be displayed.

    One other report indicates that there is a change in the Git area for a fix; hopefully that change will be tested and built for Xfce-based systems soon.

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