A weather indicator is a quick way to get weather information directly in your desktop. In this post we shall see how to install weather indicator in Ubuntu 14.04.
If you are an old Ubuntu user, you know that it has been some time since the weather indicators available in Canonical repository have worked. And it is surprising that Canonical has completely ignored this issue, if I may call it an issue. While the weather indicator in Ubuntu Software Center doesn’t work, we can rely on My Weather Indicator, a feature rich weather indicator for Ubuntu and other similar distributions such as Linux Mint, elementary OS etc.
Install My Weather Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04
Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator
Using My Weather Indicator
Open Unity Dash (press Windows Key) and search for weather. Start My Weather Indicator:
You can configure several things at first start such as using the source of weather information, units, locations etc. One thing you must do is to check the “autostart” from General Options tab to start My Weather Indicator at start up.
Uninstall My Weather Indicator
If you want to uninstall My Weather Indicator, I would recommend doing it using PPA Purge. If you haven’t installed it already, use the following command to install PPA Purge:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
Once you have PPA Purge, use the command below to uninstall My Weather Indicator:
sudo ppa-purge ppa:atareao/atareao
How do you find My Weather Indicator? Do you use some other weather indicator? Do share it with us.