CAL­EN­DAR TWEAKS & TIPS

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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.

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