A fine API to use media queries in JS with ease and with first-class integration with Vue.js/Nuxt.js.

Usage no npm install needed!

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A fine API to use media queries in JS with ease and with first-class integration with Vue.js/Nuxt.js.

Read the doc here.

# Install using NPM or Yarn:
npm i --save fine-mq
# or
yarn add fine-mq



import { createFineMediaQueries }  from 'fine-mq'

const mq = createFineMediaQueries({
  // Fine Mq supports modifiers for sizes shortcuts  (see below for examples)
  sm: 680, // <=> [0, 680]
  md: [681, 1024],
  lg: [1025], // <=> [1025, Infinity]
  landscape: '(orientation: landscape)',
  custom1: 'only screen and (max-width: 480px)',
  custom2: 'only screen and (min-width: 480px) and (max-width: 720px)',
  an_alias_object: {
    screen: true,
    minWidth: '23em',
    maxWidth: '768px'

// => This example will register the following aliases:
// {
//   sm: '(max-width: 680px)',
//   'sm+': '(min-width: 681px)',
//   md: '(min-width: 681px) and (max-width: 1024px)',
//   'md+': '(min-width: 1025px)',
//   'md!': '(min-width: 681px)',
//   lg: '(min-width: 1025px)',
//   landscape: '(orientation: landscape)',
//   an_alias_name: 'screen and (min-width: 380px) and (max-width: 768px)'
// }

// !: means «current and above»
// +: means «above»

const defaultColor = '#FFF'

const changeColor = color => ({ matches, mediaQuery, alias }) => { = matches ? color : defaultColor

mq.on('small', changeColor('blue'))
mq.on('medium', changeColor('green'))
  screen: true,
  maxWidth: '1200px'
}, changeColor('cyan'))
mq.on('only screen and (min-width: 720px)', changeColor('red'))'only screen and (min-width: 720px)')

NOTE 1: Absurd modifiers will not be created for (ex: when the lower bound is 0, there is no need for the «!» modifier, or if the upper bound is Infinity, there is no need for both «!» and «+» modifiers).

NOTE 2: If you specify the unit for your size (px, em, rem), the + 1 operation will not be performed for modifiers.

See FineMq for details about the API.

As a Vue plugin

import { FineMqPlugin } from 'fine-mq'

// Define your aliases as plugin options (defaults to `{ sm: 680, md: [681, 1024], lg: [1025] }` for Vue.js only, not the JS API)
Vue.use(FineMqPlugin, {
  aliases: {
    sm: 680, // <=> [0, 680], can also be a size in px, em or rem
    md: [681, 1024],
    lg: [1025], // <=> [1025, Infinity]
    landscape: '(orientation: landscape)',
    an_alias_name: {
      screen: true,
      minWidth: '23em',
      maxWidth: '768px'
  // Define the default values for your matching aliases for SSR
  defaultMatchedMediaQueries: {
    sm: false,
    md: false,
    lg: true,

// Three reactive properties will then be available on Vue instances:
// - `$mq` is an object that contains the matching state for each alias in the form { [alias]: true/false }.
// - `$lastActiveAlias` will contain the last alias that was matched and triggered by the listener.
// - `$fineMq` is a FineMq instance for advanced usages.

With Nuxt.js

// In your nuxt.config.js
export default {
  // ...
  // Build Configuration (
  build: {
    transpile: ['fine-mq'],
  modules: ['fine-mq/nuxt'],

  // Pass options here
  fineMq: {
    defaultMatchingAliases: {
      md: true,
    aliases: {
      sm: 640,
      md: [641, 768],
      lg: [769, 1024],
      xl: [1025, 1280],
      '2xl': [1281],

  // ...

FineMq API

const mq = createFineMediaQueries(aliases, defaultMatchedMediaQueries)

Initialize helpers for your media query aliases. Other aliases can be registered afterwards.

defaultMatchedMediaQueries is for universal apps that need default values on SSR.

mq.addAlias(alias[, query]) / mq.removeAlias(alias)

Register an alias for a query, or register multiple aliases at once by passing an object.

mq.addAlias('small', '(max-width: 100px)')
  small: '(max-width: 100px)',
  medium: {
    screen: true,
    maxWidth: 200

Then you can unregister previously registered aliases with mq.removeAlias(alias).

mq.on(query, callback)

Register a callback which will be executed everytime the match state (true/false) for a query or alias changes.

// `alias` is the given alias, mediaQuery is the actual media query matched and `matches` is a boolean indicating the match state.
mq.on('(max-width: 400px)', ({ matches, alias, mediaQuery }) => {})
mq.on('smartphones', ({ matches, alias, mediaQuery }) => {}, {}), callback)

Remove all handlers for all media queries:

Remove all handlers for a media query or alias:'(max-width: 400px)')'small')

Remove a specific handler for a query or alias:'(max-width: 400px)', myHandler)'small', myHandler)

Browser Support

This library relies on matchMedia API to detect screensize change. You can use a polyfill if you need this package to work for older browsers. Check this out: Paul Irish: matchMedia polyfill


This package is highly inspired by the work made on other packages (links below), I just shamelessly copied their work and combined them !


Please open an issue for support. Thanks in advance for any kind of contribution !

  1. Fork it!
  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature
  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am 'Add some feature'
  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature
  5. Submit a pull request :D