How to Install Weather Indicator / Widget in Ubuntu 14.10

October 26, 2014 — Leave a comment

Weather Indicator / widget

This quick tutorial shows you how to install my-weather-indicator, an open-source weather indicator and desktop widget, in Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic.

My-weather-indicator is a Unity indicator applet developed by atareao team. It displays the weather information, forecast, evolution, and forecast map of selected locations on Ubuntu panel. It also supports desktop widget.

Yahoo, Open Weather Map,, World Weather Online weather services are supported.

Weather indicator and widget

Install My-weather-indicator:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to add the developer’s PPA and install the indicator:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao 

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator

If you don’t want to add the PPA, grab the .deb installer directly from Launchpad Page.

The first time you launch the indicator, the Preferences window opens, there you can set your location, second location, show widget or not, widget skin, weather services, units, auto-start, refresh frequency, and more.

My-weather-indicator settings

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