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Turn Windows Aero into a weather monitor

Rick Broida | Jan. 4, 2011
Is your Windows UI a crisp blue? Brrr...must be cold outside!

FRAMINGHAM, 4 JANUARY 2011 - Don't you hate having to look outside whenever you want to know the weather? Talk about a hassle!

Freeware tool AeroWeather puts Windows Aero (the graphical interface introduced with Vista) to practical use, retrieving the temperature or current weather conditions for your location and changing the color accordingly.

So, for example, if it's particularly cold outside, AeroWeather will fade your UI to purple. When it gets warmer, look for redder colors.

Personally, I prefer the condition-based color changes: white when it's snowing, blue when it's sunny, dark gray during rain, and so on.

AeroWeather doesn't mess with you wallpaper, fonts, or anything like that--it merely changes Aero's colors. Pretty nifty, don't you think?

The program is compatible with Windows Vista and 7, both of which must have Aero enabled. It also requires the .NET Framework 3.5 (which it will install for you if you don't already have it).

 

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