Posts made by justjim1220
RE: Run magic mirror from a USB drive?
Yes, I know about Windows 10 portability…
What I was thinking of was how to make MM portable. Yes, I figured on node. But, is there anything else I need to figure in? Is there a way to package it (MM) as an exe or msi?
Really, I feel like I’m jumping ahead of myself a little, as I have yet to get any type of voice control or interaction (Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana, Watson, etc. Or a combination of some or all) to even work on the Windows MM. That is actually my next problem to conquer. Seems like I’ve figured out how to get any other module to work with Windows except voice. The biggest hurdle I’ve found thus far is utilizing the integrated sound, or external mic and speakers on any and every Windows PC. At this point, I have MM working within the Windows environment on every laptop and desktop and All-In-One I’ve come across. From Win 7, to 8.1 to 10. Except the sound, playback and recording, for running any type of voice control or interaction.
To be able to use one device and make changes and tweaks and test modules on, package it on a USB drive and be able to test it on any Windows device, be it a laptop, tablet, or desktop is my ultimate goal.
I am also looking at incorporating AI with the voice and a customizable Avatar into the MM. But that is taking me a while to learn. Long term goal, but in the works…
Ok, got off subject a little…
So, is there a way to install MM on a USB drive and plug it into any Windows device and run it from the USB? For instance, when I use ‘git clone…’ it automatically downloads and installs to the user directory. Is there a way to get everything I do to download and install to the USB drive? But, run (npm start) on the device the USB is plugged into?
RE: My display so far...
My display so far…
any questions, feel free to ask!
Very willing to share!
Platform: Windows 10 (Asus 15.6’ laptop)
Issues: Cannot get any type of voice control or interaction with it yet. NOT GIVING UP!!!
(but very willing to hear some ideas,)
Future Additions: >Google fit (already have it set up on one of my desktops
>change Selfie to a daily random pic (not from a website, from a file folder)
>get email to show different origins (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.)
>voice control/interaction/assistant (would like combo of Alexa, Google
Assistant, Watson, and Cortana)
>Interactive Avatar to utilize the previous idea
>want to know how to hide a module but it keep working in the background.
for example: have a music module or the YouTube module play without it
taking up space on the Mirror
>would also like to know how to change the code to give me 4 columns
(I’ve tried everything I could!!!)
>would also like to know how to get the email module to align left
(I’ve tried everything I could!!!)
>And, I eventually will 1 or more of the modules that would be changeable through
random display, voice control, or timed change.
If anyone out there would like to give me some hints, tips, pointers, code examples, or just collaborate on any or all of this, I would greatly appreciative!!!
Use MM as a screensaver (split topic)
Sort of the same subject…
What I’m trying to do is turn on the MM and use it like it is the screensaver.
My MM is on a Windows 10 desktop and a laptop. Ivecbeen trying to figure out how to run the mirror after 5 minutes inactivity. Like a screensaver would .
RE: Display not stretched to fit monitor size
My issue isn’t with the margins.
It’s with the resolution of the monitor…
I’m using a 32" TV as a monitor on my older desktop, and all the modules are overlapping each other. If I zoom out about 8 or 9 times then it looks really good… But I’m getting tired of having to zoom it with every reload. I would like to just be able to set the zoom in the config or other settings. Or, maybe I just need a higher resolution TV???