You have many different options when it comes to weather reports and forecasts on the Internet. From sites like Yahoo Weather or Weather.com, to desktop gadgets and applications that you run on your system. Depending on your preferred choice, you may have to complete a few manual steps before you can look at the weather report.
The free Weatherpaper application for Windows and Linux changes this, as it adds weather information right to the desktop. The program basically replaces the wallpaper of the system with one that is highlighting weather information. What you get is a wallpaper that is displaying the current weather conditions and the temperature.
Windows users only need to install the program and run it to see the information on the desktop. The configuration unfortunately is not as easy as it should be, as it is required to edit a configuration file that the application adds to the following system directory: C:\Users\name\AppData\Roaming\WeatherPaper\settings.cfg
When you open the file in a text editior, you will notice the configuration parameters. The most important parameter is the location, which is set to Florida by default. To change the location, you first need to retrieve the location code from Yahoo Weather.
Just search for the city or zip code that you want to get weather reports for, and use the code that is displayed in the address as the location. All you need to do is copy the code from the web browser’s address bar and paste it into the location line of the configuration file.
You can make additional modifications, for instance to the update interval which is set to refresh the report every 5 minutes. If that seems like overkill, you could change it to 60 instead to update the report once per hour.