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Do I Need a Jacket? by FlyingHyrax Do I Need a Jacket? by FlyingHyrax

"Do I Need a Jacket?"

Yet another Rainmeter weather skin

"A simple, straightforward interpretation of the weather - It's like having your mom on your desktop!"

New beta version here: Do I Need a Jacket? 2.0 (beta)

All credit for the idea goes to: doineedajacket.com/
However, the skin does not actually use that website. The skin parses current weather info from Yahoo! Weather and does the math in the skin. The only downside to this - Y! Weather does not provide wind gusts data, which is important for a skin like this.

On mouseover, the skin shows three buttons for the Settings.txt file, Refresh, and the Readme file. Please refer to the readme ("info.rtf") for explanations of all the variables in Settings.txt and instructions on how to find your Yahoo! weather location code.

UPDATE to the README
Looks like Yahoo! made some changes to their weather page, and removed the RSS button. The feed still works, but you can't go from the forecast page to the RSS feed to wind your Yahoo/Weather.com WOEID. In the US, instead of using your WOEID, you should just be able to use your ZIP code. For those outside the US, try this:
- Go to Weather.com (the Weather Channel) and search for your location, preferably using a city and country.
- On the page for your location, look at the URL bar. It should be something like this: htt.p://www.weather.com/weather/right-now/SFXX0023:1
- The sequence of eight letters and numbers near the end of the URL, between the last "/" and the ":", are that location's WOEID. For instance, Johannesburg, South Africa (the link above) is SFXX0023. Use the WOEID to set your location for the skin as indicated in the README file.
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:iconklossel:
Klossel Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
How do i change the colour of the text from white to black please?
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:iconscottvdken:
Scottvdken Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Can anyone help? I input my correct weather code into the settings, but the plugin is stuck on "You need a jacket, It's darn cold out, but not windy". If I mouse over it just says " , wind :". What am I doing wrong?
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:iconcasualterror:
CasualTerror Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
I am also getting that. I've put in my location like it from weather.com and it's 73 degrees and it still says it's "darn cold out" when the coldTemp=50
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:iconozery5:
Ozery5 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
thats my settings when i pressed the little gear icon..
How to change the weather from fahrenheit to celsius
and this is the url from Weather.com: weather.com/weather/today/l/IS…
how do i put it into this settings?
im new to rainmeter and im having troubles trying to follow the steps from the description
please, can anyone tell me what to replace in this settings text? thank you

[Variables]
loc=USWA0395
unit=f

hotTemp=80
coldTemp=60
freezeTemp=32

windLow=15
windHigh=30
windExtreme=77

color=250,250,250,250
font1=Segoe UI Light
font2=Helvetica
size1=28
size2=14
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:iconrisingpetal:
RisingPetal Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, don't use that.

You see the following?
loc=USWA0395
unit=f

Change this variable
loc=YOUR AREA CODE.

If you're in the US:
weather.codes/united-states-of…

If you're in the UK:
weather.codes/united-kingdom/

Enjoy :D

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:iconozery5:
Ozery5 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Thanks 
But im in Israel
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:icon5traax:
5traaX Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2017
weather.codes/israel/

Just copy your local area, and put it in the loc=
You're welcome :)
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:iconkasanii:
Kasanii Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hi! I never used Rainmeter before but I was wondering, how do I change the font of this skin that is not a default font? 

cheers
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:icondeuxhorizon:
DeuxHorizon Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
How can i change the color? im really new i want it to be white
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:icondeuxhorizon:
DeuxHorizon Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
nvm i found out XD
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:iconbtr1976:
btr1976 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
can we still use this version?  I'm not sure how to get it to work. It says "it's darn cold out", but it's 63 degrees F.  Settings.txt has this:
hotTemp=80
coldTemp=50
freezeTemp=32

Any ideas?
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:icondarkice1995:
Darkice1995 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
i do not know how to use this
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:iconkuroimusha:
KUROIMUSHA Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
I have a WebParser, RegExp matching error (-1) since two weeks. It was working fine and got buggy on the next pc start. Any idea for this?

Thank you
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:iconbenkarune:
benkarune Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Any other way I can input my location? Yahoo way not working.
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:icondeepakcharles:
deepakcharles Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
This fits perfectly with the setup I have. Thanks!!
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:iconrafaelrrodrigues:
RafaelRRodrigues Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
How can i center the text?
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:iconep7:
ep7 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
loving this! i always have problems with my jacket.

:happybounce:
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:iconmadmax2230:
madmax2230 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So how do I change what the text says? I looked through the files and I don't see an option anywhere.
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
The text currently isn't really configurable, though you can change it by editing the Lua script.  The larger text is returned by the getMainTest Lua function.
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:icondraiicray:
DraiiCray Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Is it possible to add a stroke around the text? I've searched through the Settings and Comments and found nothing, I may be blind.
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
I didn't build in a setting for it, but adding "Border" StringEffect to the string meters might be what you're looking for...
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:iconspencer4757:
spencer4757 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Looks great!
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:iconwoofiny:
Woofiny Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Hey, FlyingHyrax, I'm not getting any updated weather any more, I have to manually refresh, do you have an ideas why that is?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Would you mind checking if this one has the same problem?
fav.me/d86jlry
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
No idea, but I'm working on a new version written from scratch that uses a different API.
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:iconxxputxx:
XxputxX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
I was getting the data for the city I was in UK, but now I moved to Portugal and neither Yahoo nor Weather.com are working for Portugal.
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:iconjoaolx95:
joaolx95 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I would also like to know. I live in Portugal and would really like to use this.
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:iconaussietanker:
aussietanker Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
i know this is an old thread, but this is a great little widget ...

as someone said, its just like having mum on the computer screen :)

i have read thru all the pages here and am having an issue ... i changed the original color (can't remember what it was) to a dark grey ... i decided after a while that i didn't like it so changed it to white text, which looks ok as i usually use darker wallpapers   ... however, since then i have been unable to change the color at all ... despite deleting the whole DINAJ folder from the rainmeter skins folder in my docs (can anyone tell me the corect way to delete a skin from rainmeter?) and re installing DINAJ

any ideas what might be wrong and how to fix it?

here is my settings file (from clicking the little gear icon) >

[Variables]
loc=ASXX0112
unit=f

hotTemp=80
coldTemp=60
freezeTemp=32

windLow=15
windHigh=30
windExtreme=77

Colour=255,153,51,255
font1=Segoe UI Light
font2=Helvetica
size1=28
size2=14

what i would really like to do is have the top line one color
and the bottom line a different color

ie


top line > Colour1=240,240,240 > whitish grey
bottom line > Colour2=255,183,65 > orange

any ideas on how to do this anyone?

thanks
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
You spelled "colour" wrong.  ;)  Try "color" instead.

To set each string to a different color, you can just plug whatever values you want into the "[Y/N]" and "[Elaboration]" meters in jacket.ini.  Right now both have "FontColor=#color#" (to use the value from the settings file), but you can set "FontColor=(whatever color you'd like)" on either one.
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:iconapiium:
APIIUM Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I mean he spelled it right, just not how rainmeter wants it . 
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Exactly. :)
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:iconlady-boyle:
Lady-Boyle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
This isn't updating automatically. I have to manually refresh it to see the correct info. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Would you mind checking if this one has the same problem?
fav.me/d86jlry
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
This has been a problem for a while, but unfortunately I have no idea why it happens.  I'm currently working on a new version written from scratch - it'll be a little different but hopefully won't have this issue... (if it does, I'm really at a loss)
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:iconlady-boyle:
Lady-Boyle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
This is neat. It doesn't display numbers. It just displays what I need to know.
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:iconkoney0:
Koney0 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2014
Probably a bug i.imgur.com/VeLaTjv.jpg it's 24°C now...

EDIT: Double comment, I'm new to deviantart and don't know if the "hide" deletes it
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Looks like a bug for sure.  I'm currently working on a new version written from scratch; it might not have the wind speed settings (it just looks at the current wind chill value) but it should handle the units a bit better.
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:iconkoney0:
Koney0 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 8, 2014
Probably a bug i.imgur.com/VeLaTjv.jpg it's 24°C now...
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:iconhotwheels14901:
hotwheels14901 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student General Artist
use this for woeid lookup woeid.rosselliot.co.nz/
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:iconpoop87:
poop87 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
How do I change the color of the text?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Hover over the skin and click the little gear icon that appears in the top left corner to open the settings file. You can change the "color" value to anything in Hex or RGBA format as described here: docs.rainmeter.net/manual/skin…
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:iconantonvolkov:
AntonVolkov Featured By Owner Edited Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You can click a "gear" button on a widget. This action will open settings.txt with current settings for this widget. There you can find a line called "color" with 4 numbers. The first three are (at least i assume so) traditional RGB numbers ( range: 0-255 ) and the last one (also an assumption) is the brightness or smth like that (range: 0-255)
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:iconthatsmary:
thatsmary Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Hello everyone ! I'd like to know how to change Fahrenheit to Celsius. Can someone help me with it ?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Hover over the skin, click in the little gear icon that appears in the top left.  That opens the settings file in your default text editor (probably notepad).  Change the line "unit=f" to "unit=c" to retrieve metric data from Yahoo instead of Fahrenheit.  However, all the different thresholds (hotTemp, coldeTemp, windLow, etc) are set for Fahrenheit, so you'll want to adjust those to numbers that make more sense for the Celsius range.
When your done changing settings, just save the file and refresh the skin.

(I'd like to work on a new version that isn't so annoying to edit, but I might not have time.)
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:iconlachstah:
lachstah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Does changing temperature to Celsius also change the wind speeds to km/h?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I believe so, yes.
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:iconexciteddugong:
ExcitedDugong Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thanks for this awesome skin. I want to change its functionality to show whether i will need a jacket TOMORROW. can you help me with this? I basically only need this line:

URL=weather.yahooapis.com/forecast…

to reflect this (with a &dayf=2 or something like this i guess?)

help would be much appreciated :)

P.S.: I translated it to German, i could give you the lines if you want to make it public?
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diego2o13 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014
The instructions didn't work out for me... It always said that it was darn could outside but not windy. What I did was this: First, open the DINAJ folder (you can right click on the skin, then click DINAJ) and open the jacket file. Then look for the [mWeatherData] section and in the line "URL" change the "forecastrss?p" to "forecastrss?w". Now, the WOEID you should use is on weather.yahoo.com When you enter a location, the URL should say something like "htt.ps://weather.yahoo.com/country/region/city-123456/". For the example, the WOEID is "123456". That is the number you should put on the settings file. Also, check in the settings file that the "unit" is NOT set in capital letters because it's case sensitive (it should be either "c" or "f"). Thats all! Btw, great skin! (:
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