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Custom Geektool Weather Icon by theBassment Custom Geektool Weather Icon by theBassment
*I no longer use or will provide support for this neat little geeklet. Yahoo.com has changed some of the coding on their site that have messed with the way the script in this geeklet works and I don't know how to fix it.*

This is a step-by-step guide showing you how to display custom weather images using geektool on OS X

Big thanks to Robert WŁnsch for creating these icons! [link]

Install instruction are inside the .zip
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:icontylerallen86:
TylerAllen86 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
www.macosxtips.co.uk/geeklets/…

Use this script and just change images!
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:iconlosertry:
Losertry Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
How can i install ?
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:iconjeronimous1976:
Jeronimous1976 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
The Best )))  Thanks!! All work great!
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:iconxenatt:
xenatt Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I re-Write Weather geeklets.
I use icons form your geeklets.

[link]
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:icontranquilizing-effect:
Hey man I love your work with this. It seems to be the only weather image script I can get going. Seem to have hit a problem because it doesn't change the temp pic when the weather changes. Error message when I run the script on Applescript editor says:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Users/***/Documents/Customize/GeekTool/Weather/Weather.py", line 26, in <module>
dom = parse("/tmp/yahooweather.xml")
File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/xml/dom/minidom.py", line 1914, in parse
File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/xml/dom/expatbuilder.py", line 924, in parse
File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/xml/dom/expatbuilder.py", line 207, in parseFile
xml.parsers.expat.ExpatError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 8, column 181.

(obviously i changed the *** to my username) I'm a bit of a noob at scripting so I wouldn't have a clue what this means but I seem to have followed the instructions. Do you have any idea of what's going wrong or how I can fix it? Cheers
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:icon0s1:
0s1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I'm sort of confused... I did what the instructions said, and I checked everything over a couple of times, and it didn't work. Is the image in Geektool supposed to be set to the WeatherIcon.png in the temp folder? It's just the picture for "cloudy," so Geektool is only displaying that and not the actual weather. The other shell (for WeatherIcon.scpt) failed (I set it to display status feedback image, and it is red.) Is it supposed to be that way? I'm kind of confused because the weather really isn't cloudy. :lol: Thanks!
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:iconlongh0rn:
longh0rn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Having trouble with the information showing up, the image showed up easily.
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
That is because of a change on Yahoo! Weather's part. I have no idea how to fix it. But the weather information isn't what this release was intended for. It's more just for the weather image. For weather information, try searching for more up to date weather geeklets on Google.
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:iconlongh0rn:
longh0rn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
I figured it out on MacThemes, just needed a different code for geektool
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:iconmadcat75:
madcat75 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
by all means, dont share it here
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:iconlongh0rn:
longh0rn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Haha
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:iconratatty:
ratatty Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm, how did you get it working?
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:iconmadcat75:
madcat75 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
real funny, keep laughing
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:iconfemmebott:
Femmebott Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Hi!
I hate to be another Pain with the same problems you've been so amazingly kind to help everyone who's experiences the same issue I'm also having at the moment.

The script and instructions are really clear, probably the most direct instructions for displaying a weather widget on your desktop I've run across.

However I'm having all the same problems perviously mentioned in the thread. Most of which I've been able to correct myself and though I feel like I've done everything to the letter I can't figure out why my the weather still will not come up? The Geektool Icon that Displays the weather graphic just plays the png files like a slidshow and no actual useful information.

If you wouldn't mind helping me out I would be so grateful, I can PM you my location and Username?

Thank you ^.^
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Sorry, I haven't used this weather setup in geektool for a while. Ever since getting myself an iPhone, I just check the weather on there lol. Everything I know how to do is explained in the instructions. The way Yahoo handles the weather website might have changed and that could be causing the scripts not to work. But I can't really help that.
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:iconfemmebott:
Femmebott Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Okay, thank's anyway :)
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:iconleigh84:
leigh84 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I keep getting a exclamation mark surrounded by a star, no weather icon, could you please help?
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:iconhavaslash:
havaslash Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
You sir, are a gentlemen and a scholar. Thanks!
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:iconikiishi:
ikiishi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
its me or everyone else have the save issue? i only got the weather icon shown up, but no clock,no date,no days and the black background ?
can you help me? :)
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Maybe my preview is misleading, but as the title suggests, the download only contains the "geektool weather icon." Nothing else.
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:iconikiishi:
ikiishi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
oh, i see :) so, can you gave me the clock and everything? i want it :D
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
This website is the best resource I've found for Geektool scripts. You will find almost anything your looking for on here:
[link]
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:iconswang-90:
swang-90 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Maybe its just me but I don't see the orange RSS button on the top right hand corner
here is the [link]
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Sorry, it appears that the RSS link is only on the US version of the Yahoo Weather site.
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:iconswang-90:
swang-90 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I see .. oh well .. thanks for your help :)
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:iconxtacocorex:
xtacocorex Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Just want to say nice script AppleScript, but you made it way more complicated than it needed to be. I also realized I should have put my name into the Python script. :)

The way I do this is by mapping the condition code (a number) to the a picture file in another Python script that will then overwrite the temporary image file I specified. The conditions code to image map is pretty much the same as what the Yahoo Weather API provides, there are some unknowns though.

The only reason I haven't released it to the public is because I pulled ~widescapes' images from his widget (like you) and didn't want to deal with infringement by publishing it, so I kept it private. Sorry ~widescape if this upsets you.

I have a newer version of the Python script that automatically grabs your location based upon your IP address. What this means, is that you don't have to pre-specify your Yahoo weather url. [link]

PM me on macrumors if you want to talk more, same username.
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:iconjagaa85:
jagaa85 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Its work tnx :omfg: [link]
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:iconwidescape:
widescape Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011   Interface Designer
Hi Dave, I'm happy to see you like my weather icons and made a nice little widget with them. Just thought it would be nice and fair if you asked next time before publication or gave some attribution to my artwork: [link]

If anyone wants to use the weather icons for their own widget or other purposes, send me a message and I'll provide you with the original Photoshop file which features vector versions of the icons.

The icon set is licensed under the creative commons to be shared and remixed non-commercially: [link]

Cheers,
Robert
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thanks Robert!
I've edited the description to include attribution to you for your great weather icons =)
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:iconwidescape:
widescape Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   Interface Designer
Great! Thanks!
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:iconflagelo83:
flagelo83 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
yeah.. but, right now says "Light Drizzle" and the clouds stay there.. lol =P
that's cause the conditions isn't the script that you gave me.. it probably work toghether with the weather icon.. =(
i hope you can help me.. thanks anyway man!! =)
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:iconflagelo83:
flagelo83 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
isshh.. it's the same!! =( i'm shure i'm doing something wrong... here's a capture ---> [link]
hope u found smoethig to do =/
thanks a lot anyway ;O)
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
well the conditions say cloudy, and its showing the cloudy image, so it looks like its working?
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:iconflagelo83:
flagelo83 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
nothing... =( but i've been searching and now I have the temp like this ---> Cloudy, 19 C -- whit this code curl --silent "[link]" | grep -E '(Current Conditions:|C<BR)' | sed -e 's/Current Conditions://' -e 's/<br \/>//' -e 's///' -e 's/<\/b>//' -e 's/<BR \/>//' -e 's/<description>//' -e 's/<\/description>//' | tail -n1 in the command field on Gt properties... but the weather icon is still in the default... i don't know if it will change.. LOL
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
[link]
Here is a WeatherIcon.scpt I made using your location url. It worked fine for me.
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:iconflagelo83:
flagelo83 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
hi!! first of all.. great work!! but I have the same problem iDarwin i thought.. =(
i get this URL ---> [link]
it's San Miguel de Tucuman, in Argentina
but i think this is not the exactly URL that works =(
so.. can U help me please??
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Try using this url => [link]
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:iconkennyecstacy:
KennyEcstacy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
port to rainmeter ?
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Sorry, I have no idea how to do that. But for anyone else that wants to/knows how to, you can feel free to go ahead.
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:iconyitleng:
yitleng Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
OMG this is insane work thanks alot..
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:iconaaronolive:
AaronOlive Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Doing script commands in Geek Tool is always a hit or a miss.
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:icongotteric:
gotteric Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Just finished implementing it and it looks awesome! (Screenshot post to be coming at some point)

Thanks for doing all this, greatly appreciated
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:iconhyper2:
hyper2 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Feautured Apple-Art
[link]
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:iconhomefilms:
HomeFilms Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I did everything you said but i cant get anything to show up.
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:iconthebassment:
theBassment Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I don't know what to tell you. The instructions are as clear as i could make them, and it's worked for others.
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:iconidarwin:
iDarwin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
It did work, thank you so much! Fantastic! I think the problem may have been in that I was somehow using a completely different and apparently erroneous Yahoo weather location code, and you have the correct one in the script you provided. Thank You again, great work!
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:iconidarwin:
iDarwin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
I see, thanks!

Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Zip code: 32258
User name: sin
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