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A graphical interface which exists per user login and contains and manages the display of GUI applications.

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Raspberry Pi 3 won't load desktop

Once it finishes booting up, it just goes onto a black screen with only the mouse visible. I use raspbian on it, but I don't know what model it is Edit: This is not the first time I have used it, I ...
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Information about network GUI in Raspbian

A GUI is provided for setting up wireless connections in Raspbian with the Raspberry Pi Desktop. I'm having trouble finding information about it because I don't know what it is called. Does it have a ...
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XFCE4 themes not working correctly in raspbian buster

I've installed XFCE4 because I like it more than LXDE and the RPI 4 can easily handle it (for comparison, my laptop has a worse CPUmark and less RAM...) and I've installed the mint X dark theme (...
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Multiple PIs; different VNC appearance

I have three Rasperberry PIs but thescaling in VNC is different. Two were identical and large enough to work on from my windows 10 (64bit) monitor. All of a sudden (fast fingers I guess) one Pi’s ...
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Remote Desktop Raspberry Pi

Is it possible to use a remote desktop connection to a raspberry Pi from another Raspberry Pi? If so, how?
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Desktop text shadow

Is there a way to enable desktop text shadow in Raspbian’s DE (and specifically the pcmanfm which is being used to display desktop icons)? I only managed to find this solution which describes the way ...
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Auto-execute desktop shortcut problem

I have created file /home/pi/Desktop/DecoderPro.desktop with the contents [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Name=DecoderPro Comment=JMRI DecoderPro Icon=/home/pi/JMRI/resources/...
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Why cant I use hardware keyboard when using VNC

I have a small problem. I have a spare smartphone and decided to use it as a screen for my raspberry pi 3B+. I ordered a physical keyboard and mouse for my raspi. But when I connect with my old ...
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How to extend desktopacross to HDMI panels HDMI only

So with two waveshare 7" touch panels HDMI panels, an HDMI splitter and a raspberry pi zero w, I can mirror the display. I am not sure how to extend the screen across two HDMI panels. Does anyone ...
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Gray desktop screen without icons and VPN problems

I have a raspberry that I use exclusively as server of an openVPN, but for some days it has stopped working. If I try to connect to the raspberry, it looks like this ... While I had actually ...
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Set taskbar width to 0 and can't undo it

Right click your taskbar and select panel preferences. In the Geometry tab there is a width attribute. I needed to make my taskbar disappear so I dragged width to 0. Now I seemingly have no taskbar, ...
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Apt forces me to install Lightdm with Xfce4

I am trying to install Xfce4 on my Pi (Raspbian Stretch lite). When I perfom sudo apt install xfc4 one of the packages that wants to install is lightdm. After checking the dependencies of Xfce4 ...
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Installing XFCE4 on raspberry Pi

I want to try out XFCE4 on the raspberry pi. This is mainly because of two reasons: ► I just like XFCE ► I want a bit more flexibility when it comes to GUI scaling - I have a 240x320 LCD and need to ...
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desktop not loading

I've recently encountered a problem on my raspberry pi 3 not loading desktop. I thought it was due to some extra large files I had, so I deleted those but desktop still does not load. I typed in ...
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Crontab jobs wont save on RPI with Xfce4 (no goodies) installed

I have a raspberry pi with the minimal image of Raspbian running the goodie-less version of XFCE4. After install my neccessary packages I have created a user named screenagent who is logged in ...
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vnc connect to own desktop session

I have a raspberry pi 3 with a raspbian image (Linux raspberrypi 4.14.79-v7+ #1159 SMP Sun Nov 4) and activated the realvnc from the interface config GUI (Real VNC Server 6.3.2). On the Pc I am using ...
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Esteblishing a remote desktop connection from Windows 10 Home to RPi

I found a bunch of tutorials on how to connect to Raspberry Pi desktop remotely. They are all together goes wth the same way: installing XRDP on RPi Just running Remote Desktop Connection app on ...
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Sharing network drive with raspberry pi

I'm considering the purchase of this external hard-drive to mount on my raspberry pi : src : https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-Elements-Desktop-External-Drive/dp/B00JT8AJZ0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=...
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unable to locate the package mate-desktop-environment-core

I am trying to install Mate desktop on my Raspberry Pi 3B with Rapsbian Stretch (RPD). I've followd the turorials i found on iternet to do this: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=...
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Can't get desktop shortcuts working

I've tried everything to get my desktop shortcut working on my Pi for a .py script The script I wrote is located on a USB drive at location: /media/pi/SMT_DATA/SMT2.py I'm using Berryconda 3.6 ...
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Raspberry desktop changed to debian after upgrade from Jessie to Stretch

This is not a problem since I can always burn a new distro to the SD, but I would like to know what happened. I had a working system with Jessie and the Raspian desktop- you know, the one with the ...
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Replace PIXEL with Electron App

Is it possible to only have one full-screen application run without the PIXEL desktop environment on the current Raspbian Stretch Lite? So basically, replace PIXEL with a regular desktop GUI ...
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A weird bug in Raspian

I just updated my Raspberry pi 3B+, after the reboot all windows get their “top” cut of like this: And everytime the cursor is outside the current window it appears as an “x”, I hope you can help me ...
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How to change GUI background color and icons?

I want to change the default background color, and the image icons for folders, recycling bin, etc., in Raspbian's default GUI.
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How to hide desktop to show only black screen

How to hide desktop or to show black screen so I can display images and videos by fbi and omxplayer without seeing desktop when next image is loaded?
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How do I create a shortcut to EmulationStation/RetroPie from Raspbian?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian via the NOOBS installer. I recently installed RetroPie on top of Raspbian with the setup script retropie_setup.sh. This allows me to start EmulationStation ...
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Create Code that Directly Interfaces with X

I am building a program for media centers - think like EmulationStation but with more than emulators, such as Kodi and Firefox support. It’s meant to launch various programs, not play the media itself....
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Start Terminal and Run python script on boot

I have been struggling with this all day. My set up is a RPi 3 B, running Raspbian. I need to simply fulfil the following: Once booted automatically open Terminal cd to/my/directory run_my_script....
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Switching desktops using hotkey keeps the current application opened

I created multiple desktops using "Openbox Configuration Manager". I see them at the top of the panel and can shift between them normally using the mouse. However, when I tried to create hotkey ...
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Running Pascal application on Raspberry Pi without desktop environment [duplicate]

I am developing a GUI for an embedded Raspberry Pi. To make the Pi run faster and to be more efficient, I was thinking about deleting the default desktop environment from Raspian Stretch. My question ...
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my rasberry pi (3) doesnt have desktop like everyone else

i am finding difficulties with my pi not starting up with desktop screen, is it a simple issue or do i need an update (i am connected to wifi) top image is controller i am using, second is screen upon ...
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VNC: GDBus Error:org freedesktop.PolicyKit1 Error.Failed;

I have tried looking at all forums on this subject, all of them do not work, also the forums referring to this problem are from 2012 to 2015, out of date information. I am using the latest Raspbian ...
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My raspberry pi 3 doesn't have the desktop screen everyone else has [closed]

I have searched this problem up but can't find what I'm looking for. in books etc. it has the desktop installed but no information on how to get to that. Am I just a massive noob or is this a problem ...
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Change keyboard language using desktop icon

I need a way for call agents to be able to change keyboard layout to the language they need via dedicated desktop shortcut icons. E.g. Chinese agent double-clicks icon "chinese language" and he gets ...
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How can you set the HDMI resolution of the Raspberry Pi Zero W to 320x240?

Bought one of those cheapo HDMI LED projectors which has HDMI input but only a native resolution of 320x240. Internally it down-samples. I'm wondering if the Pi Zero W can be configured to output at ...
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What is the best/recommended way to do simple full-screen GUI custom drawing?

New to the world of Pi. Very impressed! We're considering using a Zero W to power an information display panel appliance which has a small list of requirements: Pulling data from the internet (and/...
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krdc : trouble with images and videos

I use krdc on my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2 for a long time now. I use krdc to connect my raspberry to my windows Server 2008. But the display of images and videos are too slow. Do you know why? I ...
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How to check the running Pi desktop session from terminal on Raspbian Stretch?

How to check the running Pi desktop session from terminal on Raspbian Stretch? And does desktop session even run on a headless scenario?
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RASPBIAN STRETCH can't use startx desktop ui

I've just installed the latest version Raspbian. After that i've tried to access the desktop version trough putty (sudo startx) but i get the following error: X.Org X Server 1.19.2 Release Date: ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W can't connect to WiFi through desktop environment

I have a Micro SD card with 2017-08-16-raspbian-stretch on it. I confirmed that the cards content matched the img file exactly. Now I put the card into my Raspberry Pi Zero W and connected hdmi, ...
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Raspbian Stretch w/ Desktop - pi hung up on “Starting Show Plymouth Screen…”

I have been trying to install Raspbian Stretch w/ Desktop for a while, and I finally got it to successfully install after repeatedly attempting the install via NOOBS (including this because I am not ...
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Raspbian Stretch with Desktop vs Rasbian Stretch Lite Install Problems

I had an older pi (B+ model) running Raspbian Jesse and ran into a corruption issue, and finally picked it back up to replace the SD Card and I have been having issues installing Raspbian Stretch with ...
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No Desktop or Wrong Desktop depending on HDMI Connection

When using my Pi on a regular TV or computer monitor via HDMI, everything performs as expected. When I connected it to a Cisco Spark board via HDMI, I anticipated no change. However after the initial ...
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How to disable other applications also desktop applications in Raspberry Pi?

I want to disable unused programs and services also desktop application in Raspberry Pi except my own program to gain performance from RAM. I searched on the web and found some information. To ...
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Bluetooth pairing Galaxy Tab

I would like connect my Galaxy TabS2 to my Raspberry Pi. After that, I would like write a script to do it automatically. When I do this with bluetoothctl, I have a message (Pairing Requested) at the ...
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How to set wallpaper in Nautilus Desktop

I have installed Nautilus and set as the default file manager. I have also setup Nautilus to manage the desktop. However, my desktop now looks like this: How do I change to wallpaper. The Appearance ...
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After boot, my Raspberry Pi reverts to tty1

On boot my Pi shows the standard Raspbian desktop, but then it switches to tty1 and I have to use Ctrl+Alt+F7 to get back to the desktop. How do I fix this?
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No menus of any type availab

How do I open terminal without menu bar? No menu bar is visible so I can't get there to try anything suggested online.
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PIXEL switching to Console after desktop loads, preventing VNC

quick question/problem I hope. I have a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ set up with Debian Jessie and PIXEL. I set the machine up to run as a VPN server initially and then for kicks installed RetroPie on top. I ...
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How to get desktop logon to work on Raspbian Jessie Lite (lightdm fail)?

Steps to reproduce: copy latest Raspbian Jessie Lite image to sdcard install updates, reboot run raspi-config, choose "boot into Desktop" from boot menu install lightdm package as suggested by raspi-...