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I want to use the Adafruit PiTFT (click here) 1.14" with the Raspbian Desktop. How can I scale the Raspbian Desktop down so that it will be normally sized on the 240x135 px screen? An example with some different screens might look like this or this.

PS: I already tried "framebufferwidth" and "framebufferheight"

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You can change pretty much everything desktop-related with this command:

lxappearance

That will let you change font sizes for GTK GUIs, as well as the font size for the title bar (window border), as well as icon theme, gtk theme, mouse cursor, window border color, etc.

Then to shrink the taskbar/panel, right-click --> Panel Settings --> Height --> set to something like 20. You can also make the panel minimize when not in use via the Advanced tab.

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  • Thanks! I'll try that and get to you if it works.
    – Bob Joe
    May 12 '20 at 18:03
  • Error: Cannot open display: What does this mean?
    – Bob Joe
    May 12 '20 at 18:04
  • Assuming you get that error when you run lxappearance, are you running that from a gui terminal inside the desktop session?
    – Botspot
    May 12 '20 at 18:05
  • No. Ill use VNC then.
    – Bob Joe
    May 12 '20 at 18:06
  • I thought you said you needed to scale down the desktop session. Do you need to edit your question?
    – Botspot
    May 12 '20 at 18:06

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