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window appears when the user selects 'Preferences' command in the main
menu. 'Preferences' window contains 5 tabs - 'Main
' and 'Keys
' which are described below.
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allows controlling the network usage and other application settings.
updates in background
'Allow auto updates in the background' flag is checked, then the
application will update data automatically. Otherwise only manual
updates will update data.
The 'Autoupdate interval [hours]' spinner allows user to set the
required auto update interval (3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24).
The 'Use Wi-Fi connection only' flag effects data updates.
If 'Use Wi-Fi connection only' flag is checked and Wi-Fi network
is not available then mobile networks (like 3G) will not be used.
Otherwise the application will use any available connection.
The 'Use Quick Action Menu' setting affects the appearance of context
The 'Sort Cities List' setting affects the cities order in the widget
'Rotate interval [minutes]' spinner allows user to set the
interval (1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 60) for the widget that were
with 'Rotate provider' flag checked.
The 'Widget Font Size' spinner allows user to choose the widget font
(18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24).
(ºC)' or 'Fahrenheit
(ºF)' degrees for temperature. Select 'Metric'
for other units.
Display time for Time Zone
application saves all time values in GMT. The 'Display time for Time
Zone' flag affects time values that are displayed in the user
Select 'Default' for the current time
zone (time zone where the program is running) or select 'GMT'
The 'Use 24h time format in TimePicker dialog' setting affects time
format in TimePicker dialogs.
'Battery' displays the Battery state and level and allows to disable
automatic updates if battery is low and/or in the night time.
All controls on this tab are enabled in 'Pro' version only.
'Space' allows user to set limit for 'database size'. The limit is
checked on every weather update and on every cleanup. If a limit is
exceeded then the warning notification is fired.
to keep weather data
application saves all weather and forecast data for a limited period of
time measured in days (aka 'days to keep'). This data is used for the
forecast accuracy calculations - see 'Ratings'
page for details.
application uses free accounts and free
weather API keys for all three
weather providers. The
free weather API keys functionality is
restricted (see table below).
table describes limitations of the free accounts.
|World Weather Online
||3 calls per second, 500 calls per hour.
|Open Weather Map
||Do not send requests more than 1 time per 10
minutes from one device.
||10 calls per minute, 500 calls per day (free
Despite the fact
application saves data in the database and makes next
data request some hours after the previous one, all users of the application
after the installation use
the same weather API keys. So, the application
functionality depends on total number of users and active
This is the reason
why all users are kindly
asked to register on all three weather
provider's web sites and get
personal free weather API keys and enter them
the corresponding fields on Preferences/Keys tab.
application uses free accounts and free weather API keys
for all three
All users of the application use the same weather API keys.
Tab 'Keys' allows entering
personal weather API keys to avoid overloading and
guarantee the application efficiency and relevance of weather and
some days after installation (7 days for free application,
paid one) the application erases built-in weather API keys and
therefore cannot receive weather data from providers.
Get personal free weather API keys from all three providers and enter
them to the corresponding fields, please.
How to get free weather API keys? It is fast and simple. Here
is a brief instruction.