I think most users will feel the same - give me a weather applet that stays unobtrusive until I want to see it, then it should show me what I want. The default panel applet does that for me.
In that regard the two applets are identical. They take up about the same amount of space, and depending on how you customize it it will not show up unless you want it to. It takes about an inch to 2 inches in the top right but only if you click on it. otherwise its a 3mm icon on your top panel or in a drawer in that panel....tiny, unobtrusive, small, good looking and compact.
If you are having a problem getting it to do that for you, why not request assistance in solving that problem instead of condemning the applet and suggesting it be replaced.
The problem with this app is not unique to me. The app itself seems buggy....This could be a program that is unique to newer versions from Mint-8 onward....it could be a compatibility issue maybe.....maybe looking at how to fix this would expose a deeper program with compatibility and dependency....
Asking for help on this forum has been a little hit or miss. I could try the Ubuntu forums.
If I did find a workaround for this problem, unless the developers of the program got involved (I dont know who they are), the program would likely still be buggy for most users.
But I thought this was a board for suggestions. I am not issuing an executive order commanding you to make changes. I am offering a suggestion. The default app isnt working right....and not just for me. Its a fairly objective observation. Saying it looks nicer is my opinion, but I have a right to voice opinions I think. Some of this nitpicking seems like an odd response to a humble suggestion.
Yeah, sorry, Nick, I'm another one who doesn't like the big, graphical weather displays on the desktop.
It doesnt taike up any more space than the last one. Only difference is that users are not experiencing the same bugs or lack of forcast.
In my opinion, the google and chrome weather browsers are way more obtrusive because they are taking up space on the browser, and you cant 1 click them away.
If the current app got working I would be fine with that, but I dont know who would be in charge of fixing that. A personal fix seems inferior if other users will continue to have this problem.
Also, if I was a dev, which I am not....Just because not everyone uses the damn thing wouldnt in my opinion be a good reason not to choose one that was more buggy, for those who do want to use it. I would be most interested in the opinions of people who actually use it and have tried both.