Still having problems with Yahoo! Widgets version?

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:37 pm by Kamal

So it has been awhile, but I finally got around to trying to solve the problem people are experiencing with the widget. However, when I went to load Radar In Motion using the latest version of Yahoo! Widgets, it loaded without a problem…I will need some more detailed information from those of you who are having trouble. In particular, I’ll want to know your OS, Yahoo! Widgets version, source (NOAA or weather.com), whether or not you are saving the maps locally, and which maps you had the widget set to load.


  1. Steve Tomasko said,

    September 23, 2006 at 7:55 am


    I have Mac OSX 10.4.7 with regional radar set for my zip at 44333 on my dashboard. About a week to ten days ago the radar stopped working. “Warning: Map could not be loaded” appears across the top of the window. Any clue as to what happened? It worked flawlessly before.

    Thanks for your help

    Steve Tomasko

  2. Zack said,

    September 23, 2006 at 8:32 am

    Kamal -
    Running the widget(v2.3.2) on a RevA G5 DP2 and I’m having trouble with the images caching. I set up several maps and have it save the last several hours. It used to run smoothly through the maps, but now it jerks back and forth in time so much I can’t tell what’s going on. Instead of time for each map going in order 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10… , it goes 1-2-3-4-5-2-3-4-6-7-8-5-6-7-4-5-6-5-6-7-8-9 etc.
    Dashboard Widget, OS X 10.4.7, weather.com, save 5hrs locally, US radar - US IR - West central IR - West central radar 1800mile - Denver 600 mile and Denver 300 mile radar. Looking at “Applications support” in my user library, there’s 958 images…roughly 26 hrs worth of data.


  3. Bert Pence said,

    October 3, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    I have dashboard on my new iMAC, but I don’t have it on my older G4. Is it possible for me to download dashboard and all your wonderful widgets. I’m a Coast Guardsman and I find your radar in motion better than ours. Don’t tell Senior Chief. Thanks, Bert Pence, Assistant District Staff Officer - Public Affairs, Divisions 11, 12 & 22

  4. Michael said,

    October 14, 2006 at 1:45 pm

    With a previous version of Radar In Motion I was able to have two separate locations showing at the same time on my Dashboard. With this newest release, when I have two separate locations open, it will usually only show the same image in both screens. If I re-enter the zip codes, it will will go back to showing separate radar locations sometimes, but then goes back to being identical screens within the next few times I access Dashboard. I’m using Mac OS 10.4.8.

  5. Kamal said,

    October 14, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    Allow me to address all the comments here:

    Steve: I’m not sure what the problem is. I’m able to load the zip code you listed using both NOAA & weather.com. You might try deleting the preferences file, ~/Library/Preferences/widget-com.kamalaboulhosn.radarinmotion2.plist, restarting the widget, and seeing if that helps.

    Zack: This has been a reported problem that I haven’t had a chance to look at. I suspect that weather.com has changed their naming scheme for maps and the widget doesn’t know quite what to do.

    Bert: Your secret is safe with me; glad you like the widget:) You could try the Yahoo! Widgets version, which functions much like the Dashboard one. You’ll need to download the engine from http://widgets.yahoo.com and then you can download and install Radar In Motion for it.

    Michael: That is quite strange, as I’m able to get two versions of Radar In Motion to show two different maps consistently, even after a Dashboard restart. You might also try deleting the preferences file, ~/Library/Preferences/widget-com.kamalaboulhosn.radarinmotion2.plist, and seeing if that helps.

  6. Ramtop said,

    October 21, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    Hey Kamal - first off.. this is a brilliant widget. I’m having some issues with the dashboard radar in motion widget. Increasingly frequent, it will get stuck on loading and soak up 100% CPU.. and never recover. I have to disable dashboard and even then force quit or kill the radar in motion process. When I do eventually get it working again, it uses settings from over 6 months ago and I have to completely reconfigure it again. Obviously this is really frustrating. I’ve excised radar in motion completely from my system (from what I can tell) and it persists.. even using the old settings… so apparently I’m missing something. This is also happening after wiping out the dashboard cache.
    Any help? Is there any more information I can provide? I’m using 10.4.8 on a PPC Summer ‘05 iBook G4 1.42 Ghz with 1.5 gigs of ram.
    Thanks in advance.