Headline feed gadget not updating
It is a pity that businesses cannot be more direct and open when they make changes, it is one thing to accept a change which we may not desire and quite another to have something unannounced and unexpected. I think their service is one of the best out there.
The first we can respect and live with; the second results in a loss of trust. Having all the weather stations from volunteers out there is something no one else can provide (that I know of), and is very handy and extremely local in most instances.
Once the feeds are added, Desktop Ticker will start scrolling the post titles horizontally across the screen, this method of reading RSS is really intuitive and lets you stay connected to the news sites or blogs even if you are working with something else.
Now that the weather channel has their smelly foot on weather underground, I guess I should have seen this coming. Weather Underground changed the server where this gadget pulls its information from. To fix this, first find the following folder on your computer:%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Wunderground Vista Widget.gadget In there, you will find a text file called "localized Functions.js".
Open this file up with your favorite text editor and navigate down to Line 26. Save the file and restart your gadget (or Windows Sidebar aka Gadgets itself).
And now the folder is empty So I got the "8gadgetpack" which has all the default gadgets that windows had plus some additional gadgets.
I have contacted the developer, and hoping they can make a change to it, or direct me to the folder to do the change myself. I know that you can choose WU in your area, however, I'm not sure if it makes a connection to WU's server once you choose it. He will get back to you with the answer and with any info regarding other questions that you have. Disk Drive, Thanks for tracking the change down, the change to https works fine and the Weather Underground gadget now works as expected, I hope that they keep their server active since Microsoft seems determined to keep people from using Gadgets. It was off for several hours here yesterday, was back on for a while late in the day, and off again today. I emailed the DEV for the gadget that you can get off the win7 site letting him know...hours later its working again. I know this is an ancient topic but in case it comes up again, WU just killed forecast support for the weather gadget.