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CNET Editors' Rating 3.5 stars

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  • 4.0 stars

    "The only one I found with a interactive map"

    July 3, 2011  |   By Jim969

    Pros

    The best feature is the interactive map, when animated can show you which direction the storm is going and whether it will increase in size or fade out before it reaches you.

    Cons

    Annoying ads, can't get something for free without sacrafice and this latest version has an ad with a script error issue. Ad is Allstate. When it shows up and u press any button, error message pops up and to get rid of it u need to close the program

    Summary

    This is a great program like any other software there will be bugs in the system it takes time in locating them and then to send the update to the software. Here is the script error message from that ad.
    An error has occurred in the script on this page.

    Line: 1
    Char: 1
    Error: Unable to get value of the property "SetReturnValue": object is null or
    undefined
    Code: 0
    URL: http://dw.weather.com/services/dwzeus/dw6/index_f html?
    installid=1262924878&prodcode=20&instby=wxpetssp&cobrand
    =zpets&appver=60025
    Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?
    Yes or No
    Doesn't matter if you hit Yes or No the error message won't close unless you close the program.
    Hope they see this and fix the problem.

    Updated on Aug 1, 2011

    I've been told that the error is fixed in this version of weather desktop v6.00.25. to tell the truth, it has not, i'm using v6.00.25 and tried using desktop a minute ago and the script error still comes up. i guess i won't be using weather channel desktop v6.00.25 until a fix or an update appears. by the way i'm using microsoft windows 7 ultimate.

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  • Reply by jimeguess on July 10, 2011

    This appears to have been fixed in the latest release of the free Desktop - v6.00.25

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