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Pixel Weather

Pixel Weather

Compact 8 bit style clear weather widget.

Pixel Weather

A small and compact 8 bit style weather widget designed for your desktop.


  • It's transparent background allows it to blend in with your current setup
  • Always stays on your desktop so it won't get in your way. This means it's hidden when you switch windows with alt+tab
  • Switch between dark mode and light mode, for lighter and darker backgrounds respectively.
  • Clean interface, with no clutter, all options can be accessed by right clicking.

How to use

  • Install the package.
  • Sign up and get your API key from the Dark Sky console.
  • When you open the app for the first time, a settings menu pops up, paste your API key there.
  • You can also change how often the weather is updated.
  • After submitting the settings, right click, refresh and wait for the weather to update.
  • You can choose where to place the widget by choosing from the Position menu.
  • The menu can be accessed by right clicking anywhere on the widget.

Known Issues

  • Sometimes on startup, the background becomes black, instead of transparent. This can be resolved by closing and restarting the application.
  • The widget can be built for Windows, but the application won't stick to your desktop. This is because the desktop window type in electron only works on X11 and Linux systems.
  • Sometimes the widget takes too long to load the weather, in that case check your internet connection, and try refreshing a couple of times.

To uninstall

Run this in the terminal

sudo apt-get remove pixelweather

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab