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Getting MMM to open on the second monitor and correctly size



  • I have a second monitor to the right of my default monitor

    The idea is to open MMM on that screen and have it scaled correctly which is about 220 x 330 mm, this monitor is mounted vertically.

    Your help is appreciated.



  • @Chrisflex well, to the right is ‘easy’

    in config.js u need to tell it where (left/right) to position the monitor in the display space.

    add this to config.js

    var config = {
    	electronOptions:{x:1920 },       // add this line, where x is the width of your 1st display
    

    now orientation… you MAY be able to use also width and height… altho it says to fullscreen on that montitor, so it should work

    electronOptions:{x:1920, width:xx,  height: yy },  
    


  • @sdetweil said in Getting MMM to open on the second monitor and correctly size:

    n config.js u need to tell it where (left/right) to position the monitor in the display space.
    add this to config.js
    var config = {
    electronOptions:{x:1920 }, // add this line, where x is the width of your 1st display

    now orientation… you MAY be able to use also width and height… altho it says to fullscreen on that montitor, so it should work
    electronOptions:{x:1920, width:xx, height: yy },

    Great thank you for the advice I will try it later.



  • @Chrisflex i have two monitors and have MM open on the second display



  • I have entered the information as it is below

    var config = {electronOptions:{x:1920, width:768, height: 1360 },

    It still only opens on the primary screen.

    1920, 768, and 1360 are highlighted red

    I am not sure what that means.

    This is all being done in Windows 10 with Note+ as the editor.



  • @Chrisflex how wide is the 1st display?

    did u try that 1st?

    just move to the second display and see what happens?

    highlighted in red by what?



  • @Chrisflex on my machine, height and width don’t do anything, as the fullscreen takes over

    you might also add fullscreen:false to the options above

    that made mine use the sizes specified

    I am on linux

    if there is an error in the config. it will open on the primary display
    look at the output of npm start



  • @sdetweil said in Getting MMM to open on the second monitor and correctly size:

    electronOptions:{x:1920 }

    I have entered the information like this

         this does not work      {electronOptions:{fullscreen:false ,x:1920 },
                                                 {electronOptions:{x:1920,fullscreen:false }
    

    This works
    {electronOptions:{fullscreen:false }

    It brings up a small screen but not sized correctly.
    it shows Electron in the top left corner
    this screen can be dragged to the second monitor.

    .

    here is the start up log

    [2020-05-03 18:34:52.838] [LOG] Starting MagicMirror: v2.11.0
    [2020-05-03 18:34:52.840] [LOG] Loading config …
    [2020-05-03 18:34:52.844] [LOG] Loading module helpers …
    [2020-05-03 18:34:52.845] [LOG] No helper found for module: alert.
    [2020-05-03 18:34:52.881] [LOG] Initializing new module helper …
    [2020-05-03 18:34:52.881] [LOG] Module helper loaded: updatenotification
    [2020-05-03 18:34:52.881] [LOG] No helper found for module: clock.
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.145] [LOG] Initializing new module helper …
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.146] [LOG] Module helper loaded: calendar
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.146] [LOG] No helper found for module: compliments.
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.146] [LOG] No helper found for module: on-this-day.
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.147] [LOG] No helper found for module: random_quotes.
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.147] [LOG] No helper found for module: currentweather.
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.147] [LOG] No helper found for module: weatherforecast.
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.167] [LOG] Initializing new module helper …
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.167] [LOG] Module helper loaded: newsfeed
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.167] [LOG] All module helpers loaded.
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.269] [LOG] Starting server on port 8080 …
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.287] [LOG] Server started …
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.289] [LOG] Connecting socket for: updatenotification
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.289] [LOG] Connecting socket for: calendar
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.290] [LOG] Starting node helper for: calendar
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.290] [LOG] Connecting socket for: newsfeed
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.291] [LOG] Starting module: newsfeed
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.291] [LOG] Sockets connected & modules started …
    [2020-05-03 18:34:53.362] [LOG] Launching application.
    [2020-05-03 18:34:55.366] [LOG] Create new calendar fetcher for url: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/chris.flekas%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics - Interval: 300000
    [2020-05-03 18:34:55.395] [LOG] Create new news fetcher for url: http://feeds.news24.com/articles/News24/TopStories/rss - Interval: 300000
    [2020-05-03 18:34:55.806] [ERROR] fatal: not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git

    thank you very much for you help



  • its like this

    var config= {

    electronOptions:{fullscreen:false, x:1920, width: 600, height:800 }, // note the trailing comma (which means more to come



  • Thank you I will try it tomorrow.


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