You like the widgets? I have to admit that I’m not a user who likes to have anything on the desktop. I have to keep everything clean, no external disks, no internal disks, no shortcuts or anything. But I am aware that not everyone thinks the same. There are people who like to see widgets of a clock, a calendar, the memory or, of what this entry goes, of a meteorological widget: Gis Weather.
It must be acknowledged that the image of Gis Weather is very careful. It is true that there are many applications of this that have a beautiful design, but there are not so many for Linux. Also, as you can see in the screenshots, we have the a whole week’s forecast, So we will know what awaits us just by taking a look. Of course, no matter how much I put Spanish as the language to display the information, it has been difficult for me to show everything in English. What will we do?
The best thing about Gis Weather is what you see, that at a glance we understand what the sky will bring us in the coming days. The bad thing is that it is very unconfigurable. We can change the background and there are up to 15, we can also change the shape, but to me in Ubuntu I have the cropped image, so I would not recommend using it. This shape change is determined, and that’s another point I don’t like about this widget: what I would have liked most is that we could resize the window as if it were one more in the system, such as the file explorer, browser, or music player.
Gis Weather is far from perfect, but it’s not from what I mentioned earlier. If what you see in the screenshots is enough, you should not hesitate to install it.
How to install Gis Weather
Although the best (for me) is always to install a program whose name we know and is available in the official repositories with the order sudo apt-get install X, The installation of this widget is another that I also like for simple: it is installed from one .deb package which you have available since THIS LINK. Once downloaded, we just have to double click on the .deb file, the Software Center will open, we will click on Install and we will have it.
Once installed, we need to tell you where we are. In my case, I used information from AccuWeather. We have to put our code and for that we go to accuweather.com, we search for our city and add the following information in the box:
- Assuming we are in Barcelona, once the search is done, we copy the following from the URL is / barcelona / 307.297 / weather-forecast / 307.297, But we delete the second text and replace it with a comma, which would stay that way is / barcelona / 307,297,307297.
When it loads, we’ll have it ready to go. What do you think?