Dual Monitor with Raspberry Pi official display
I had the idea of using a 7" official Raspberry Pi display connected to my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ as a second MM screen. Its function would be to display upcoming events in greater detail. This would also make use of the space that the Raspberry Pi is taking up on my desk (it will be a display/case combination). Is this possible? I was wondering how feasible this would be before buying the display. A few issues I feel may arise would be:
- How MM would handle different screen sizes
- Displaying different MM pages on each of the displays
I am new to MM and coding in general, so any input would be greatly appreciated.
@justaguywithamm MM will display the same stuff on both monitors, and no sharing/page flipping differently
so if u have 3 pages, then u have the same 3 pages on each monitor.
you ‘could’ run multiple instances of MM on the same machine from different folders
MagicMirror1 on large monitor and MagicMirror2 on smaller monitor
two different config.js , and custom.css
ASSUMING you can have two monitors on the same machine… I have two HMDI connected monitors on my Pi4 and it works great
using chrome as the browser (instead of electron) you can use local (on the same system as the browser) css to customize the experience
this is like for daughter/son showing MM on their own computers… one can have one color scheme and another a different one and MagicMirror doesn’t know
but, if they are coming from the same system and connected to the same system then this doesn’t help.