Add Weather to Your Bing Toolbar in IE or Desktop Search

   Posted August 12, 2005 by David Kirk in Windows

Microsoft has released a plug-in that shows a graphical representation of the weather. This tutorial describes how to get this plug-in and how to get weather data from Windows Desktop Search as well.


MSN and Microsoft have released a weather plug-in for the Bing Toolbar in IE.

You can download it here:

If you would like to be able to check the weather from your Windows Desktop Search, paste this into your Desktop Search box:

@weather,http://weather.com/weather/local/$w

Then to search, you would just type weather zipcode into your Desktop box, with “zipcode” being your actual zipcode. For example, to pull up the weather in Asheville, NC, you would type the following:

If you always wanted to pull up one zip code, you could lock the zip code into the original shortcut. For example, this shortcut called myweather would always pull up Asheville’s weather:

@myweather,http://weather.com/weather/local/27713

 

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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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