For Seniors: Add the Weather Gadget to the Windows Desktop
With the Weather gadget on your Windows desktop, you can easily keep track of the weather. The Weather gadget displays the current temperature and weather conditions in any location you choose. You can also display the weather forecast for the next few days.
A gadget, by the way, is a small applet that fills a specific function, such as telling you what time it is. You can arrange multiple gadgets on the desktop by repeating these steps.
If you add multiple Weather gadgets to the Windows desktop, you could keep track of the current weather in all the cities where your children live, or where your company has offices.
Right-click the desktop and choose Gadgets.
The Gadget Gallery appears.
Click the Weather gadget and drag it to the desktop.
The Weather gadget appears on the desktop where you dropped it, displaying the temperature and weather conditions in the default city.
To choose the city for which the weather is displayed, place your mouse over the Weather gadget and click the Options button.
When you move your mouse over the gadget, a panel flies out; click the Options button on this panel. (It sports a little wrench symbol.) The Weather dialog box appears.
Enter a name in the Select Current Location textbox and click the Search button.
The Search button looks like a magnifying glass. If your laptop has a location sensor in it, you can check the Find Location Automatically option and let Windows determine your current location, and use it to display the weather.
Click to select either Fahrenheit or Celsius for your temperature setting.
After you make your selections, click OK to save the settings.
To enlarge the Weather gadget and see more detail about the weather, click the Larger Size button along its right side.