Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

it was so easy to show the weather in the panel, without installing an app.

why won't that be possible anymore in 11.04?

share|improve this question

The weather feature of the time/date applet was removed (weather isn't related to time :), and the weather indicator is now a separate application: indicator-weather Install indicator-weather

After you've installed it you can run it from the dash or add it to your startup applications.

enter image description here

You could install this in Natty if you need it, or even file a bug report asking them to include it by default. If you do, you can add that link to your question (for the bug) so others who are interested can say it affects them.

share|improve this answer
"weather isn't related to time" Although this is true in absolute I think the use case of the time/weather app turns around the concept of location, which is definitely related to a given time AND a weather state. The previous panel was nice because it was showing both data, and configuration was done in the same place. Now you have to setup time and weather locations separately, with the risk of displaying time and weather for different locations... Having them separate and living independently is confusing. Time and weather locations should at least be automatically synchronized so that they – user33512 Nov 12 '11 at 8:07

The weather-applet used in pre-11.04 requires the use of 'gnome-panel'. By default Ubuntu 11.04 uses the Unity desktop interface which does not use 'gnome-panel'.

A weather-indicator can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre. This has much (if not all) of the functionality the weather-applet provided.

share|improve this answer
thanx so much!! – melodram Mar 11 '11 at 18:48

If you don't mind adding a PPA to your software sources list, I'd recommend Lorenzo Carbonell's my-weather indicator. Instructions to install the package:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicato

Actually, if you do mind adding another PPA, you can just go ahead and get the .deb file from


share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.