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    weather configuration question

    Well, I'm enjoying seeing the labor of my first install and getting to use RR now for the first time. I'm loving it so far and am learning as much as I can.

    I have a newbie question that I couldn't find enough info for doing searches.

    How do I get weather to update in RR?

    I'm running Iphone skin and it already has weather images. I believe I already set my city and state and configured for usa. but I don't see any specific weather info when i access it in RR. iphone skin just shows the same rain and shine for each box of time (shouldn't RR be automatically updating my weather info when Im sitting in my wireless network area?) and is this how other plugins work like the gas prices finder (does it self update when your internet is working when RR boots up?) or do i need to set RR to go to a weather info website?

    I have a wireless connection when I'm parked at my house that works in my truck. (i can surf the web ok through RR) which leads me to another question. when I use the onscreen keyboard in RR of iphone skin on the firefox menu, it doesn't put what i write in the search box. (what am i doing wrong?)

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    well, I figured out the weather. sorry but I guess i didn't have config setup because i went back and it was blank.

    weather info now works in iphone. but I'd still like to know how it gets the data? (RR is logging onto a weather server I assume when I have internet access?) cool.

    but I still don't know why the onboard keypad in RR iphone doesn't work when i hit enter. (the search box on browser is blank after i hit enter)

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    The weather is scraped from Weather.com by RR. It is done behind the scenes, and when set up, like it sounds like you have now, no further intervention is needed.

    There are 2 different On Screen Keyboards (OSK) one for normal entry, and another used for Internet browsers WebOSK, I believe..... It is due to the way that when you type in something, in the browser address bar, the way it maintains focus or something. It has been a problem for a while, and thus the WebOSK was created.
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    Hello all, i tried hours to get Weather working with RR DigitalFX Skin,
    i have changed the rr.ini without success, always getting Denver, NewYork weather ;( anyone knows whats wrong

    [Weather]

    cityweather=Stuttgart,Deutschland

    weatherunits=WORLD

    weatherdegress=

    localdatacaptureinterval=1

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    Try:
    cityweather=Stuttgart, Germany

    If that doesn't work, try a nearby city -- still I'd say "Germany" is the correct country since it pulls info from weather.com (US based site).
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    sorry for the misstyping, ive allready used Germany instead of Deutschland, it was the xyxz try to get it running. Ive choosen a lot of big cities nothing worked, even Berlin doesnt work for me ;(

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    das ist sehr merkwurdig...... (I was in the American Army, stationed in Butzbach (Just south of Giessen, for 3 years, but my German is sehr rusty! )

    I just tested Stuttgart, Germany here and it worked for me. Try pressing and holding one of the weather keys at the top, and when the on screen keyboard pop's up, enter Stuttgart, Germany. That will make that button Stuttgart, Germany for good, or until you change it again.

    When you installed the DFX skin, it also included all the necessary weather icons and such, so weather should be set up and working when the skin is installed.

    Are you able to see the weather for the ones listed at the top by default, Denver, Chicago ect?

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    Thanks the hint with pressing a town button and entering Stuttgart,Germany worked for me

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    Glad you got it working. If you re having any other issues, make sure to check the help file. (A shortcut was placed on your desktop and in the start menu when the skin was installed) For instance, there is a section at the very top that is labeled "How do I configure the weather?" that explains the steps I mentioned above
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    Hi John
    well i have the weather working fine for me.... Thanx
    but now i have new question ( hopefully no 1 asked b4 )
    I DO NOT have an internet connection in my car.......
    Is it possible to have the weather updated every few days on my desktop ( back in home ) and copy the relavent files in the car comp so that i can have the updated weather......

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