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Just installed magic mirror, now how do I change some things?



  • Hello, I just finished the installation of my magic mirror using this guide: https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/236/complete-setup-tutorial, but I want to change a few things. I’m extremely new to raspberry pi and I’m having trouble finding what I need. I was wondering:

    1. How do I set up the weather module with my location?
    2. How do I adjust the clock from a 24 to 12 hour format?
    3. I want to get rid of the news feed and move the compliment module to the bottom of the screen. I assume to get rid of the news feed I just delete it, but how do I move down the compliment module?
      either links to tutorials on how to do this or full explanations would work great, thanks.


  • @C13INTZ To answer all of your question. It is all in the config.js file. You can remove the news feed section and change the location of the compliment module also in the config file. The weather is also right in that file too


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    @C13INTZ said in Just installed magic mirror, now how do I change some things?:

    Hello, I just finished the installation of my magic mirror using this guide: https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/236/complete-setup-tutorial, but I want to change a few things. I’m extremely new to raspberry pi and I’m having trouble finding what I need.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of the Raspberry Pi, and MagicMirror.

    I was wondering:

    1. How do I set up the weather module with my location?

    https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/tree/master/modules/default/currentweather

    1. How do I adjust the clock from a 24 to 12 hour format?

    https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/tree/master/modules/default/clock

    1. I want to get rid of the news feed and move the compliment module to the bottom of the screen. I assume to get rid of the news feed I just delete it, but how do I move down the compliment module?

    https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror/#configuration - specifically the 'position' value.

    either links to tutorials on how to do this or full explanations would work great, thanks.

    Hope those links help.



  • @KirAsh4 Thank You! It’s exactly how I want it now!


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    Don’t hesitate to ask more questions if you get stuck.



  • I am also very new to the raspberry pi. I see the links but i am having an issue accessing the correct folders to make the needed changes. It may be something simple but I am not seeing it at this time.

    How do you get into the modules to make changes?

    Thanks in advance.



  • @Crookedsoul The modules that come with the Magic Mirror software can be found in ~/MagicMirror/modules/default/[name of module] (assuming you ran through the tutorial and didn’t change anything).

    Any of the modules that you download from the community (Weatherbug, Instagram, Tides, etc.) need to be installed in their own folder in the modules folder. The positioning of any module is handled by the config.js script located at ~/MagicMirror/config/config.js. In addition to location information, you’ll also define most of the module’s configuration there as well. Think of it as configuration parameters that you’re passing into the module code, so you need to specify those parameters while you’re telling the Magic Mirror system to load up the module.



  • @bhepler hello everyone.

    I am in the process of making a magic mirror as well. I have downloaded and installed it on my Pi 3. But I am getting a permission denied message when I try to update the current weather with an app ID.

    I have not tried any other modules to update or change at this time.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.



  • I’m not totally sure what your issue is, but it may be permissions when editing the config.js file.

    try:

    sudo nano ~/MagicMirror/config/config.js
    

    make the change and save it with ctrl-o, ctrl–z



  • @Crookedsoul

    for guys without command line experience do following!

    login to your raspi.
    execute following command:
    sudo apt-get install mc

    That’s the midnight commander SW. Maybe u know the old DOS norton commander, mc is similar like notons commander.

    U can start mc by typing mc and enter.
    For root privileges type sudo mc.
    Now u can brows with your keyboard or mouse between the folder, view or edit config or other files.

    Good luck