I bought the official Raspberry Pi Display and wonder now how I can display a GUI on it. I‘m using Raspbian with desktop. I did a lot of research and tried to make an Autostart Programm, which shows a tkinter GUI. But this didn‘t work out so well. What‘s the best way to display a self made GUI( with python tkinter) on the display. I have no big raspberry Pi experience so beginner friendly explanations would be perfect.

  • please add an explanation why But this didn‘t work out so well.
    – jsotola
    Commented Nov 12, 2021 at 17:52
  • I didn‘t managed it to autostart and the GUI wasn‘t hiding e.g the Taskbar. I wanted that you plug in the Pi and you only see the GUI and not Raspbian. There are so many projects, which uses the Display in the way i want so I thought it wouldn’t be so difficult.
    – Niklas
    Commented Nov 13, 2021 at 9:03

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The simplest GUI is guizero. To install:

pip3 install guizero

Simple example:

from guizero import App

app = App(title="Hello world")


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One method to autostart:

sudo thonny /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart


@python3 /home/pi/test.py

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