CALENDAR TWEAKS & TIPS
When the calendar is on your wall, the cursor can look untidy, especially when using a touchscreen. A handy app called Unclutter can hide the cursor except when it’s being moved or you’re touching the screen. Open Terminal on your Pi (or connect via SSH), and run the command sudo apt-get install unclutter .
In case the Pi crashes, and you’re forced to reboot, it’s best to have Firefox programmed to open automatically, saving you the trouble of reconnecting a keyboard and mouse. Open Terminal on your Pi (or connect via SSH), and run the command sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE
pi/autostart . Scroll to the bottom of the window and add the line @firefox-esr . Press Ctrl-X, then Y, then Return to save your changes.
Finally, to make sure the display doesn’t sleep after a few minutes, open Terminal or connect via SSH once again, and run the command sudo nano /etc/lightdm/
lightdm.conf . Scroll down to where it says #xserver
command=X and remove the hash at the start of the line. Next, put a space after the letter X and type -s 0
–dpms . Press Ctrl-X, then Y, then Return to save your changes, then reboot your Raspberry Pi.
If you are using Google Calendars, click the arrow beside “Other Calendars,” then “Browse Interesting Calendars,” to see a list of calendars to which you can subscribe—for example, Holidays in Ireland. Click “Subscribe” to have them appear on your own calendar.