Why won’t my “Currently” Chrome weather extension show the forecast, and are there alternatives?

Dax Pagan August 15, 2012
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I really liked the Chrome extension called “Currently” which puts a current time and local weather on my new tabs. However, on one computer, it recently stopped displaying the weather. I wrote to the authors, but have gotten no response.

Does anyone else use Currently? Anyone with the same issue? Solutions?

Are there other similar Chrome extensions that you prefer that would display local weather on a new tab?

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  1. Dax
    September 14, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    The current issue has this fixed! THANK YOU Currently STAFF!!!

  2. Paul
    August 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I have the same issue was working, now it's stopped.

  3. Todd Evans
    August 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Apparently a weather.api issue. Check this link for info:

    http://rainfalldesign.tumblr.com/

  4. ha14
    August 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

    type chrome://plugins/ on chrome and check for your plugin if somehow is disabled?

    on chrome Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager to see Currently is running?

    Aniweather
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nolajahnlkgfiaoipedmgfnmpdejljmg

    • Dax
      August 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      "Currently" is installed and enabled, but doesn't show up on the Shift+Esc Task Manager. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling - no solution. What can I do?

      • Dax
        August 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

        Thanks to Todd Evans for forwarding the link to "http://rainfalldesign.tumblr.com/". The authors of Currently had this to say: (And it's dated August 11, so apparently it's not fixed yet)

        re: Our Weather Service
        Hey everyone,

        I just wanted to write it down somewhere that we know the weather is not responding properly for some of you and that we are working really hard right now!

        In case you are wondering what happened, we were using an API made by Google that provides the weather forecast. We chose this one because it was really simple and free. Unfortunately somebody seems to have turned it off or is throttling our usage of it.

        http://status-dashboard.com/32226/47728

        So, we are working hard on getting another API plugged in that works worldwide. We are really sorry for the disruption and have some cool stuff coming along with this fix.

        We hope to be back up in a day or two.

        • Adam
          August 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm

          Thanks for this Dax, I was wondering what was wrong.

  5. Ashwin Ramesh
    August 15, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I've been using "Currently" for quite some time. I haven't experienced any such things as you said. Did you try removing and adding the extension again?

    And yeah, regarding other extensions for weather, I think "AccuWeather Forecast" or "Full Screen Weather" are good options in my opinion.

  6. susendeep dutta
    August 15, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Current resolution would be getting new extension.If the developer doesn't bothers your request,then uninstall its addon.

    Forecastfox is recommended -

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ihffmkcfkejomlfnilnmkokcpgclhfeg

    AccuWeather Forecast -

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/anaabbcbolfcclofcpdipmefibpgacgc/reviews

    Try one which works for you.

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