Windows 10: Yahoo Widgets Compatibility on Windows 10

Discus and support Yahoo Widgets Compatibility on Windows 10 in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I would love to use my Yahoo Weather Widget on Windows 10. Does anyone know of a way to get it to work? Yahoo was not at all helpful & I can't find... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by MamaWolf, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. MamaWolf Win User

    Yahoo Widgets Compatibility on Windows 10


    I would love to use my Yahoo Weather Widget on Windows 10. Does anyone know of a way to get it to work? Yahoo was not at all helpful & I can't find another weather app like that one. I really liked the appearance & the size of the app.

    :)
     
    MamaWolf, Apr 21, 2017
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  2. Yahoo Wrather Widget stopped working

    About 5-11-16 the Yahoo Weather Widget stopped working in all Windows 10-based computers. Until then, the widget worked just fine.

    I tried removing the necessary Windows updates, reloading the Yahoo Widget engine, but that doesn't help. Still no weather widget.

    However, the other widgets work just fine, i.e. the clock, financial report, etc.

    Anybody?

    Any ideas how to get that wonderful widget back into operation?

    THANKS!

    Jerry
     
    jerry halberg, Apr 21, 2017
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  3. Idoru17 Win User
    Yahoo Wrather Widget stopped working

    First of all, as yahoo closed it's serices, contacting the remaining staff about an obsolete software shouldn't proove to be useful...

    As a matter of fact, the API used by yahoo at weather.com has changed. So, what you have to do is :

    - find a copy of widget converter 2.6, open it and drop on the designated area the weather widget (this will decompile the widget to a folder with all files in it) (be focused on setting the drop down box to 'FOLDER')

    - open the main.js file in : my documents\My Widgets (or whatever name you choose)\yahoo weather\contents\scripts\ and search for weather.com. You'll find 2 instances and you'll need to change whatever was in 'Web Server's Default Page' by 'http://wxdata.weather.com'

    That's all.

    Select in widget converter 'Flat File' in the drop down menu, drop the previous folder (modify it's name to avoid duplicates) on widget converter and you'll have a working yahoo widget.
     
    Idoru17, Apr 21, 2017
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  4. Yahoo Widgets Compatibility on Windows 10

    Sorry for the late response.

    Yahoo widgets is not the issue here, it is the feed itself that is at fault.

    Yahoo widgets is entirely compatible with Windows 10 and operates just as it did under XP, except for one thing - system volume control that now requires admin access to work as expected. All other functions should work as they have always done.

    With regard to the weather widget, the yahoo widget data feed is recognisable as a URL that does a HTTP XML request but Yahoo has made changes to the data feed such that access to this data is now controlled by authorisation that your widget does not code contain any reference to... that is why it is failing.

    You can either sign up for the feed and change the widget so that it incorporates the authorisation details or you can change the URL to point to an alternate source that also provides free access to a XML data feed of the same type but without authorisation, a recommendation is here:

    https://blog.wturrell.co.uk/workaround-for-broken-yahoo-weather-xml-feed-oauth/
     
    yereverluvinunc, Sep 21, 2017
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