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    Weather Cache

    This got discussed a while back but it remain unsolved.

    Is there a way to cache the weather data without opening the weather skin?

    Basically, my car pc is connected to the network, and therefore the internet, every night when I park it on the drive. Currently the weather data does not refresh unless I open the weather skin whilst sat in my car. I often forget and a week or so later when I look at the weather info it's still the same data from a week ago, the last time I manually opened it.

    I thought about having IE synchronise the weather site every night using offline favourites but I'm not sure of the address to cache.

    Anybody know?
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    It's rather complicated to set up. First you need an app that can detect Internet connection and fires up RELOADWEATHER (using RR's exec.exe) when detected.

    However, last time I checked, RELOADWEATHER doesn't work outside of the weather skin.

    No, you can't use IE to sync it the way you describe. It doesn't work that way.

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    i have an autoit script that downloads the weather data. I have the autonetdetect program and it runs a batch file which includes that .exe
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    I like the sound of that... although I think if the update of the cache was manual you'd get round most probs because your brain would know if you where on or off the net.

    If done I suggest Guino set it up to look live or look local as an option as this could save on bandwidth as well if on GPRS.

    Just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02
    i have an autoit script that downloads the weather data. I have the autonetdetect program and it runs a batch file which includes that .exe
    Any chance i could have a copy of that batch file please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danl
    Is there a way to cache the weather data without opening the weather skin?
    For map You can use this WeatherUpdater application

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    Codewise, there's nothing that prevents reloadweather from working outside of the weather screen.. it should work (all it does is update the weather xml file and reload it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02
    i have an autoit script that downloads the weather data. I have the autonetdetect program and it runs a batch file which includes that .exe
    I use the same, I think Skippy made the netdetect proggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff1
    Any chance i could have a copy of that batch file please?
    Pretty Please.

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