When starting up, you'll first see a loading … screen while PyPortal boots and preloads the font. Once finished, you'll see the title screen. Press anywhere on the resistive touchscreen to display a random strategy. Repeat until satisfied.

Customize it

If you'd like to add your own strategies, or repurpose your PyPortal as a random recipe/quote/joke/affirmation viewer, you can easily do so by editing one file.

Open strategies.py in your favorite text editor and add new entries to the strategies array. Just remember - each entry must be surrounded by quotes and followed by a comma.

The entire array must be preceded by strategies = [ and followed by ].

When you're done, save the file and the PyPortal will reboot. Your new text entries should be displayed at random on the PyPortal.

This guide was first published on Mar 27, 2019. It was last updated on Jul 17, 2024.

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