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[Remote-Control] Shutdown, Configure and Update your MagicMirror

  • I did some suggestions (or feature requests as you wish) in the past and since they were all implemented (thanks!!!) it’s time for some more…

    Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to open up the magicmirror ‘homepage’ from your remote?

    Sometimes when I enable/disable modules I would like to see the changes without having to actually go to the mirror to see the changes. So a simple shortcut on the remote to open the ‘homepage’ in a new tab would be great.

    And how awesome would it be if this remote could be developed towards something like a GUI for the config.js?!
    This means it needs to be part of the core, so it can read all (possible) parameters from each module and make them editable (with the availbale values/options) in a ‘remote config’ web gui.

    Possible uses:

    • enable and disable modules (instead of hiding: very useful for your background Halloween video)
    • move modules from one region to another
    • change headers
    • change newsfeedurl or update api key
    • etc.

  • @Jopyth : Really great work for your remote control module !

    Someone might already suggest that, but because i’m not sure, let’s see :

    It would be nice to have on your remote control page, versions of the different modules and indicate if there is a new release for it.

    I think the idea is not having an automatic upgrade mechanism for now.

    What do you think ?


  • I experience an issue that I haven’t seen other people so sure I’ve done something wrong. When I load the remote on my phone, I get a whole list of options but none clickable 😕 Remote topRemote bottom

  • Moderator

    @slickric What browser (version?) are you using? It seems the javascript is not loading correctly, so I probably made something which is not compatible with your browser. I will try to fix this as soon as possible.

  • @plumcraft
    I’m working on that feature now on my own dev, I’ve currently added ‘refresh page’ and ‘update magic mirror’ next is upgrading modules. Then hopefully adding and configuring modules.

  • @Jopyth safari on iOS 10. I’ve got an android tablet that I’ll try this morning to see if that’s the case. Thanks for the quick reply!

  • @Jopyth I get the same on chrome 54.0.2840.66 on iOS10 too 😕

  • @Mr-Meeseeks : Perfect, thanks 🙂

  • Trying to get the HIDE/SHOW working with postman.<>
    What is the syntax? cant find it, sorry …

  • Moderator

    @Pbaan93 You have got the correct syntax, your only problem might be, that you need the correct identifier, which depends on your config.js. If your modules in your config.js look like this:

    modules: [
            module: 'calendar',
            header: 'Some calendar',
            position: 'top_right',
            config: {
                // not configured, just an example
            module: 'clock',
            position: 'top_left'
            module: 'newsfeed',
            position: 'bottom_bar',
            config: {
                // not configured, just an example

    You could use module_0_calendar, module_1_clock and module_2_newsfeed to hide each module (it is always module + the number of the module in your config, starting to count from 0 + the module name, all separated with underscores).

    This is the internal identifier, and not simple to construct, but allows to have, for example multiple calendars, and you can hide one or the other.

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