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    Flashaholic* LEDAdd1ct's Avatar
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    Default Windows 7 Full Screen Simplified Weather Forecast?

    I put together a little system with a thin client that brings a monitor out of standby and shows the phone number of the person who is calling in a giant font. After a minute or so, the monitor goes back to idle and the whole thing consumes very little power.

    I would like to program the monitor to come out of idle and show a full screen, large font weather forecast with the temperature, humidity, and maybe a short description of the day's weather, nothing too complicated. My computer is running Windows 7 32-bit embedded, so anything that works on Windows 7 should work here as well.

    The best representation of what I want is available for Linux and Windows 10, but, I can't find anything that will quite do what I want for Windows 7.

    For example, Strawberry Weather is a nice, large weather application for Windows 10, as is The Weather Display for Linux.

    The Weather Display is actually the perfect representation of what I want.

    Since I use Ascendis Caller ID on that same little computer, I need to stick with Windows.

    What do you guys think?

    Is there any way to get to use darksky's API to make something under Windows 7 happen the same as in under Linux?

    Or, does anybody know a way to get a Windows 10 application to function under Windows 7?

    *scratches head*



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    Last edited by LEDAdd1ct; 11-20-2017 at 06:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Full Screen Simplified Weather Forecast?

    I dig that Weather Display setup; gotta wonder how much of this an Echo Show or Echo Spot can do though..

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Full Screen Simplified Weather Forecast?

    I totally forgot I had a Dell Windows 10 tablet sitting here which I seldom use.

    It's almost a shame to dedicate it 100% to weather/caller ID duty, but, I could always repurpose it for something else later.

    The problem is that it absolutely refuses to download "Strawberry Weather" from the Microsoft Store.

    Does anyone know of a way to download an application without going through the store?

    I keep getting an error. :-(

    EDIT: It appears from here and here that Windows 10 permits sideloading apps, so, if anyone has the ability to shoot me over Strawberry Weather, please send an email; it is in my signature. Thank you so much! :-)
    Last edited by LEDAdd1ct; 11-23-2017 at 08:58 AM.

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