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    Display a webpage

    I'm curious if it would be possible to have a screensaver display a webpage. I have jivelight running on picoreplayer with the Raspberry touchscreen. I'd like to find a way to have the screensaver display a magicmirror page hosted on a separate server. Then I could use the touchscreen as more of a home dashboard that can also control LMS.

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    Display a webpage

    > I'm curious if it would be possible to have a screensaver display a
    > webpage. I have jivelight running on picoreplayer with the Raspberry
    > touchscreen. I'd like to find a way to have the screensaver display a
    > magicmirror page hosted on a separate server. Then I could use the
    > touchscreen as more of a home dashboard that can also control LMS.

    JiveLite/SqueezePlay can't display web pages. They don't have a browser
    built-in.

    (but yes, Opera's mobile team at the time paid us a visit to discuss
    this option, when Opera mobile was great eg. on Nokia's phones, before
    the iPhone arrived :-D)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    >JiveLite/SqueezePlay can't display web pages. They don't have a browser
    built-in.

    (but yes, Opera's mobile team at the time paid us a visit to discuss
    this option, when Opera mobile was great eg. on Nokia's phones, before
    the iPhone arrived :-D)
    Bummer. That's what I figured unfortunately. Would it be technically possible to run a standard OS on the Pi that could switch into Jivelite (instead of running PCP)? I'm thinking have the Pi boot directly into kiosk mode displaying MagicMirror and having a button in there to launch Jivelite. Then when you quit Jivelite have it go back to the browser. I suppose another alternative would be to just have an iframe in MM that shows the material skin.

    Edit: just adding that I don't actually need squeezelite running. I have a bunch of airport expresses connected to in-ceiling speakers. Just want a touchscreen to control them and provide a relevant dashboard (time/weather/calendar) when not listening to music.
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    Display a webpage

    > Bummer. That's what I figured unfortunately. Would it be technically
    > possible to run a standard OS on the Pi that could switch into Jivelite
    > (instead of running PCP)?


    Sure! Raspbian can be a full desktop Linux - if you want that. But it'll
    much more work to get it done. And - don't get me wrong - I doubt a
    person asking this question would be able to do it without much
    hand-holding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2+5 View Post
    Bummer. That's what I figured unfortunately. Would it be technically possible to run a standard OS on the Pi that could switch into Jivelite (instead of running PCP)? I'm thinking have the Pi boot directly into kiosk mode displaying MagicMirror and having a button in there to launch Jivelite. Then when you quit Jivelite have it go back to the browser. I suppose another alternative would be to just have an iframe in MM that shows the material skin.

    Edit: just adding that I don't actually need squeezelite running. I have a bunch of airport expresses connected to in-ceiling speakers. Just want a touchscreen to control them and provide a relevant dashboard (time/weather/calendar) when not listening to music.

    Do you mean, like this?


    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...ite-for-Buster

    and in use I just minimise it. I can't run it as a seperate program.

    I think it's possible with Squeezeplay from Ralphy, but would need more work, I think, to run as a program.

    https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...l=1#post891854

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    This maybe what Michael was referring to but to can run raspian for Magicmirror
    Then switch to Jivelite on fullscreen when the player is on.
    You could probably do this using the cli and a script

    Would need more than a noob to do it though I suspect

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    You could use a browser-based controller ... like Material skin and switch tabs ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    You could use a browser-based controller ... like Material skin and switch tabs ...
    Or create an image of a web page to be used as wallpaper? https://loadfocus.com/blog/tech/2017...hrome-browser/
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterw View Post
    Or create an image of a web page to be used as wallpaper? https://loadfocus.com/blog/tech/2017...hrome-browser/
    You could display the Material skin now playing web page.

    Theres a thread on the magicmirror forum for displaying a webpage
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