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Is there a way . . .


  • Module Developer

    . . . to change the margins for the entire screen? If, for instance, I wanted to make the margins around the entire screen 20 pixels so that the modules would all move to the margins, how would I do that? I think it’s in one of the css files, but which one? And what code would I be looking for to edit?

    And, if you are feeling very generous, how would align these two modules? Notice how the Calendar module is a bit further left than the NetworkScanner module below it?
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    Many thanks to all those that have already given me assistance. I’ve been trying to repay your kindness by helping others that are newer than me and are asking the questions that I asked just a few weeks ago



  • @Mykle1 put that in custom.css

    body {
      margin: 20px;
      height: calc(100% - 40px);
      width: calc(100% - 40px);
    }
    

  • Module Developer

    @strawberry-3.141 said in Is there a way . . .:

    put that in custom.css

    You, Sir, are an absolute GENIUS! Absolutely PERFECT!

    Many thanks!



  • "You, Sir, are an absolute GENIUS! Absolutely PERFECT!

    Many thanks!"

    +1 I just did the same, and screen estate looks a lot better now 🙂
    I’ve started today making a folder and every time I see a great tip like this, I screenshot it, name it as the tip, and place into folder. 😉


  • Module Developer

    @johnnyboy Yeah, that one’s a keeper



  • @strawberry-3-141 Just found this, bless you. Should be in the magic mirror documentation.


  • Module Developer

    @strawberry-3-141 said in Is there a way . . .:

    @Mykle1 put that in custom.css

    body {
      margin: 20px;
      height: calc(100% - 40px);
      width: calc(100% - 40px);
    }
    

    Might I suggest a small change… 100% can be interpreted by the browser in unexpected ways under certain circumstances. Sometimes when you specify 100% for height, the browser interprets this to mean 100% of the width. This is a safer way to do it:

    body {
      margin: 20px;
      height: calc(100vh - 40px);
      width: calc(100vw - 40px);
    }
    

    vh stands for Viewport Height, similarly vw stands for Viewport Width. Viewport width and height refer to the browser window’s interior size, or in the case of an iFrame, the iFrame’s interior size – essentially the space in which the HTML DOM is visible. A value of 1vw is equal to 1% of the viewport’s width, 33vh is equal to 33% of the viewport’s height, etc.

    vw and vh are especially useful when you want to scale elements relative to the available screen space.



  • dang. For some reason, that brings it even tighter to the edges than %. Weird.

    I highly recommend the following for use on the official 7" touchscreen display. Gets you the maximum screen usage.

    (I have a mini-display magic mirror for work.) 🙂

    body {
    margin: 0px;
    height: calc(100vh - 10px);
    width: calc(100vw - 5px);
    }


  • Module Developer

    @bkeyport said in Is there a way . . .:

    dang. For some reason, that brings it even tighter to the edges than %. Weird.

    I highly recommend the following for use on the official 7" touchscreen display. Gets you the maximum screen usage.

    (I have a mini-display magic mirror for work.) 🙂

    body {
    margin: 0px;
    height: calc(100vh - 10px);
    width: calc(100vw - 5px);
    }

    If your margin is 0px, there’s no need to subtract anything from the height and width - they could just be 100vh and 100vw respectively.


  • Module Developer

    :root {
      --body-margin : 20px;
    }
    
    body {
      margin: var(--body-margin);
      width: calc(100vw - var(--body-margin) * 2);
      height: calc(100vh - var(--body-margin) * 2);
    }