How-To: Make A Quick Weather Checker (Firefox)

Posted June 23, 2008 5:30 am by with 4 comments

Using Weather.com:

1. Go to www.weather.com.

2. Right-click inside the “Local weather” field and select “Add a keyword for this search”

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3. Enter the name as “weather.com search” and keyword as “w”, then click the “Add” button.

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4. Type “w” followed by your ZIP code in the location bar then press Enter.

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Ta-da! Fast weather.com report.

Using Weather Underground:

1. Go to www.wunderground.com.

2. Right-click inside the “Find” field at the top and select “Add a keyword for this search”

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3. Enter the name as “wunderground.com search” and keyword as “wu”, then click the “Add” button.

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4. Type “wu” followed by your ZIP code in the location bar then press Enter.

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Ta-da! Fast wunderground.com report.

4 responses to How-To: Make A Quick Weather Checker (Firefox)

  1. Drew June 23rd, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    An even faster way to check the weather is to download the Forecastfox add-on. It sits in your menu bar, refreshing the data on it’s own. Then you don’t have to technically “check” the weather. It’s already done and you don’t have to do a thing.
    A much faster alternative IMO.
    :)

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  2. RJ June 28th, 2008 at 9:32 am

    I use Forefastfox, but I find that it’s regularly inaccurate in both temp and radar. If they could swap out accuweather for wunderground’s data… I’d be a happier camper.

    But yea – to get my local weather radar to popup I just saved the URL for wunderground.com’s page for my local city in my bookmarks. I type “wun” into my address bar and it’s the first on my list in Firefox 3. That’s all there is to it.

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  3. t-bone August 10th, 2008 at 1:34 am

    If you don’t like accuweather, may I suggest the plug-in
    Forecastfox l10n. It is based off an old version of Forcasefox that used weather.com.
    The homepage is: http://extensions.geckozone.org/Forecastfox (but that’s in french, so you may want to use the mozilla plugin page found here:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2024

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