Hear about RISC OS Direct in Wakefield on 2nd June

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Without setting a foot outside your own door!

Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meetings routinely take place at the West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club – but those regular meetings have been put on hold by the current health crisis. However, the lockdown situation doesn’t necessarily mean meetings are prevented altogether, only that they can’t involve people gathering in the same physical location.

With that in mind, the group has scheduled a meeting, with a presentation by Steve Fryatt, to take place using video conferencing system Zoom – the same system the Midlands User Group used for their meeting in mid-May.

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KeyMapper configuration tool released

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Andrew Conroy has released a configuration tool for James Peacock’s KeyMapper module, allowing you to more easily set up your key mappings if you are either using a keyboard that doesn’t provide all of the keys you need, or if you want some keys to act as mouse buttons – particularly useful for some laptops, for example.

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Zooming to the Midlands for a meeting

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The Midlands User Group (MUG) usually meets once every other month, and the meeting this month would ordinarily have taken place today – but like other user group meetings and shows, it couldn’t go ahead because of the pandemic and consequent lockdown.

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Show report: Southwest 2020

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I don’t think anyone can possibly disagree with me when I say that 2020, so far, has been an unusual year. Most of the world is in some form of lockdown due to the SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, with movements beyond our homes and interactions with people beyond our own households at a minimum – which means (in a RISC OS context) shows and user group meetings aren’t taking place.

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Get your daily exercise with two new AMCOG collections available from Elesar

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The lockdown may have been eased slightly in the UK (elsewhere may vary), meaning you are permitted to venture outside for longer for your daily exercise, but that doesn’t mean you should be outside all day, every day – so what can you do at home for the rest of the day?

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