Streaming LIVE weather
data directly to your desktop with the AW Desktop
to our partnership with the good folks over at
WeatherUnderground.com in conjunction with
Ambient Software, it is now possible to monitor
stream without even opening up your browser. You'll
have a sticky window floating on your Windows
desktop which you can resize to fill as much or
as little screen space as you want and you won't
have to download anyone's pesky adware ridden
software gadget to do it. It all happens with
components that Windows is already equipped with
and it only takes 2 minutes! (We can only certify
that this works with Windows XP.)
let's get started!
Right click on your desktop and select Properties.
2. In the Display Properties
window that appears select Desktop.
3. Now click Customize Desktop.
4. In the Desktop Items
window select the Web
tab at the top.
5.Click the New
button, then past the following URL into the
widow that pops up:
6. A window
alerting you that you are about to add this item
to your active desktop interface. Click OK.
You will see a very quick synchronization
progress bar appear and then you are ready.
7. Click OK to
close out all the dialog boxes that remain. In
just a minute you should see a small box appear
on your desktop with the WeatherUnderground Flash
applet which contains LIVE AfftonWeather.com data.
little window can be placed anywhere on your
desktop screen. Make it small down in the corner,
or enlarge it to take up your whole screen,
visible from accross a big room. We love the
simplicity of this trick and the clean design of
you want to close it and get it back again
another time, just follow steps 1 through 4 and
check the box next to the URL you created. It
will usually be the bottom one.
picture behind the graphics is randomly selected
each time you reload the applet. If you don't
like the picture you came up with no problem.
Just look for a little dropdown menu in the upper
left corner of the window. Click that little
arrow and select Synchronize. That will represh
the page and BOOM you have a new picture. There
are lots of great weather images to choose from
and you can make them a reflection of your mood
for the day. Hopefully you choose the sunny shots.