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The Weather Channel Screensaver

By The Weather Channel Interactive Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 14, 2011

If you're a weather nerd, and in particular if you're fascinated by hurricanes, you likely love looking at storm photos. If that's the case, you should check out The Weather Channel Screensaver. This program will adorn your desktop with a multitude of hurricane-related images as well as your local weather conditions.

The program attempts to install a toolbar and a couple of spammy-looking browser add-ons when you install it, so be careful during the installation process if those are things you don't want. Once the screensaver is installed, there are quite a few options for customizing its behavior. You can first enter your location if you want the screensaver to display local weather. The program comes with 66 high-quality hurricane images, including both satellite images and photos taken on the ground. Captions are displayed beneath each image so that you know what you're looking at. You can select your favorite images and view only those, and we liked it that the screensaver lets you select how frequently the image changes in increments ranging from 15 seconds to 10 minutes. You can also download additional image packs that center on other themes if you want a break from hurricanes. Overall, we thought that The Weather Channel Screensaver was a nice addition to our desktop, and anyone who enjoys weather imagery should get a kick out of it.

The Weather Channel Screensaver installs and uninstalls without issues.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0

Version 3.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Date Added November 15, 2010
Version 3.0

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 7,152
Downloads Last Week 11
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Developer's Description

Observe awesome satellite photos of hurricanes unleashing what is perhaps Mother Nature's fiercest impact. See the eye of the storm right from your desktop. Get your local temperature without lifting a finger. See breathtaking weather iemags on your monitor.