Vista weather gadget not updating
Details such as the time of sunrise and sunset including the average high and low temperature on that day, wind speed and direction, and the moon shape are provided. Version 5.2 - Added "pause before run gadget" #3 settings tab. Version 2.8 - On barometric pressure for inches include two numbers to the right of the decimal point. Version 2.6 - Move mouse over sunrise or sunset for show day length.
"Disabling the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets can help protect customers from vulnerabilities that involve the execution of arbitrary code by the Windows Sidebar when running insecure Gadgets," states a security advisory released July 10 by Microsoft.
It's recommending that all users disable the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets — immediately.
"We will be talking about our research into creating malicious gadgets, misappropriating legitimate gadgets and the sorts of flaws we have found in published gadgets." Presumably, the presenters will demonstrate how easy it is to create Trojan-horse malware in the form of gadgets.
It's likely that the problem lies with third-party gadgets, not Microsoft's own, but Cluley found it noteworthy that Microsoft isn't even trying to fix the problem.
As you open the gadget a lot of information will show up like current temperature, pressure, humidity, visibility, UV index, Wind, Precipitation, sunrise, sunset, moon shape, location and the time when the update was made. In the extended mode, Weather Monitor 2.4 shows you the forecast for the rest of the week. Version 3.0 - Move mouse over sunrise or sunset into flyout for show day length. Version 2.3 - Allow to hide many gadget's elements.