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Preferences

WeatherSnoop 3's preferences allows you to make changes which affect the entire application and all of its Site Documents. Go to the WeatherSnoop 3 > Preferences menu to access preferences.

Web Server

One of WeatherSnoop 3's features is a built-in web server which can serve weather data from any Site Document in both XML and JSON formats. The web server can be turned on or off globally for all Site Documents by clicking the checkbox. If checked, you can also change the default port.

The status of the server is shown, so you know if it is running or not.

When clicking on the Server Page button, a browser will be launched showing the main page of WeatherSnoop's built-in web server.

WeatherSnoop 3.1.1 introduced a new Web-based method of obtaining your weather data. Part of that feature allows you to specify login credentials. Checking the Require authentication checkbox and adding a username and password allows you to protect your weather data from prying eyes. The username and password is stored in the Mac OS X Keychain.

Logging

Being able to ascertain problems or just knowing what is going on can be done by combing through WeatherSnoop 3's logs. Depending upon circumstances, more logging may be needed to uncover issues, while at other times, things are running smoothly and minimal logging is needed. This preference allows you to set just the right level of logging.

There are eight log levels:

  • 0 (Emergency)
  • 1 (Alert)
  • 2 (Critical)
  • 3 (Error)
  • 4 (Warning)
  • 5 (Notice)
  • 6 (Info)
  • 7 (Debug)

The larger the number, the more logging information will be generated. For most users, a log level of 5 (Notice) or less is sufficient. If you are having connectivity issues or wish to track down other problems, level 6 or 7 is helpful.

More information about using logging to track down issues can be found in this forum post.

At midnight and at startup, WeatherSnoop will do log maintenance and remove logs older than a set number of days. You can turn this option on or off and set the number of days to keep logs.

Updates (Non-Mac App Store Version Only)

If you purchased WeatherSnoop 3 from Tee-Boy or one of our many resellers (not the Mac App Store) your Preferences window contains a panel for in-place updates. This feature is also accessible from the WeatherSnoop 3 > Check for Updates… menu.

Alternatively, you can have WeatherSnoop 3 automatically check for updates periodically.

Here you can turn on or off automatic update checking, as well as specify the frequency to check for a new version of WeatherSnoop 3.

If you're interested in participating in our Testing & Quality Program, you can opt into download pre-flight builds of WeatherSnoop 3. Pre-flight builds are frequent, intra-release builds that contains bug fixes or enhancements.

Next Steps

Let's take a look at Sharing Your Weather Data.

application_preferences.txt · Last modified: 2015/08/01 11:06 (external edit)