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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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Some gnome apps look inconsistent with the default Raspbian theme

Some GNOME applications such as epiphany-browser or simple-scan look inconsistent when I'm using the default Raspberry Pi theme (lxappearance says it's called Pixflat). The windows have dark gray ...
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How to change the directory of an appication in the main menu

I am running a raspberry pi 4 model B, using LXPannel, and i am trying to organize my main menu. But i have not found a way to move an application from one place(like education) to another(such as ...
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How can I hide text under desktop icons in Raspbian

Is there any way to lose the text under a couple of icons on the desktop? Using Raspbian. Maybe there is a desktop icon entry that can do this. cheers.
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Raspbian, Can I resize just one desktop icon?

So if I wanted to make my desktop icons bigger, I just go to file manager preferences and select the size of icons I want. But what if I wanted just one icon smaller than the rest? Is there a ...
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How To Boot Into Raspberry Pi OS's Standard Desktop (PIXEL?)

I have a remote, headless Raspberry Pi to which I always connect via SSH. Yesterday I connected via VNC for the first time and was surprised to see an unusual and mostly useless desktop: If I enter a ...
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How to set up X2Go on Raspeberry Pi Zero 2 W?

I do prefer the x2Goserver and not the RealVNC that comes with the RasPI and I'd like to know if there's a working solution for the Zero 2 W. I've tried it many times and it just seems that it doesn't ...
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my desktop is not showing (specifically wallpaper and icons) but taskbar is fine

backstory: i dont have standard raspbian install, instead i installed raspbian lite and then installed DE(xfce) for it, since 2 months it's working fine present: but today suddenly after i logged in ...
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My desktop shortcut won´t execute

I created a GUI that tells me the temperature based on the temperature sensor I connected to the raspberry pi, that works fine, but then, I tried to do a desktop shortcut, and when I click on it, the ...
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Desktop inside a desktop after changing HDMI 2 resolution

After starting one time my Raspberry Pi 4 without the HDMI cable plugged in, I had the resolution 1024x768. I set the right resolution to 1920x1080. It looks good, but now looks like I have a square ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 desktop environments freezing on Pi 400

I have created SD card with Ubuntu Desktop 21.10 using Pi Imager on Raspbian. It boots fine but when I interact with desktop environment, e.g. re-arrange the icons on the sidebar, the desktop ...
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Is there any way to run a desktop 24/7 without monitor or VNC connection?

Nothing unusual about my system. I'm running a Raspberry Pi 3a+ with Raspberry Pi OS desktop, with some tabs loading.
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Installing Cinnamon desktop fails on Raspberry Pi 4

I was following instructions from : https://raspberrypiuser.co.uk/how-to-install-a-new-desktop-environment-using-raspberry-pi-os to install Cinnamon desktop on Raspberry Pi OS, release date: May 7th ...
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Can't boot to desktop, when I boot it gets to the console as shown below

Not sure what to say, the OS is installed and I've booted to the desktop before, but after turning it off yesterday I haven't been getting past this screen
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How to change back to LXDE from XFCE?

I installed XFCE, but I really need to change back to LXDE/PIXEL. How do I change back to PIXEL/LXDE? --LEHA
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Debian Buster on RPi3B - Stuck after Login Screen

I am using Raspberry Pi 3B (1GB) model with 16GB SD Card. I installed Debian Buster 10 (20210210_raspi_3_buster.img.xz - 64-bit) and it boots correctly to command prompt. Then I apt upgraded, apt-...
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VNC / possibly Desktop does not allow windows closure / moving

I have one Pi (3B+ running Buster built from the 'Desktop' image) that we connect to via VNC. It seems to have developed a lack of respect for the close / resize icons on the window title bar (i.e. no ...
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Raspberry doesn't show the desktop through VNC viewer

I'm trying to connect to my raspberry pi through VNC Viewer. It connects perfectly (it is connected to my router, and I'm able to connect both via VNC and SSH). The only issue that it appears is that ...
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Adding A Desktop Environment To Raspbian/Raspberry Pi OS Lite

I am planning to make a mini NAS cum Pi Hole and Desktop Computer (For Emulation and Surfing) on my Raspberry Pi 4. I plan to install a desktop environment over Raspberry Pi OS, probably something ...
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How to launch a program in the Menu (or launch the Menu itself) in SSH with X11 forwarding, no desktop?

I installed a program on my Pi that sticks itself in the Menu, but doesn't have any instructions for command line use. When logged in over the network through SSH, is there a way to fire off the ...
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Installing Other Desktop Environments onto Raspberry Pi OS

I was trying to install budgie on top of Raspberry Pi OS. I installed the package from the terminal, but nothing has happened or changed. I rebooted the system a couple of times, and I couldn't find ...
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VNC client on Raspberry Pi

is there a VNC-client (not server!) to view a remote windows desktop on raspberry pi, i.e. the pi attached to my TV? So that I can see my windows desktop PC there? I found lots of solutions, where the ...
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How to restart GUI on Raspbian Stretch?

On Ubuntu, you can type Alt-F2 to get the "Run Command" prompt, you can just type r there, and the desktop GUI will be restarted, without the need to log off and log on again ... Here are a ...
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How to install KDE Plasma-Desktop on Arch-Linux-ARM?

H!@all I have already installed Xorg "xf86-video-fbdev". pacman -S sddm and pacman -S plasma-desktop, gives me five options for SDDM and the same five options for Plasma-Desktop: 1) libglvnd ...
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Install Xorg on Arch-Linux-ARM

H!@all I installed Arch Linux ARM on my Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) every thing is working fine. Now i want to install a graphical user interface (GUI, Desktop environment). The Arch-Linux-wiki says nothing ...
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How to quit an automatically run script on startup in Python Kivy?

I run a script at startup with the command line @lxterminal -e /home/pi/Desktop/Python3/myApp.sh in the file /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart which I created with nano, not with sudo nano ...
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Mirror imaging the Raspbian desktop for GPIO screens

How can I make the raspbian desktop look like I am viewing in front of a mirror? (basically backwards) I've already looked in the documentation for config.txt (here is a link) and tried to use rotate, ...
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How to clone Raspbian installation stored on SD card to a desktop computer?

I have the following setup: A SD card with Raspbian installed, that is to configured for my preferences. A Raspberry Pi 4 using the above SD card. A desktop computer with an Intel i3 2310M-...
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Recording audio from RPi3-B1.2, recording video on Windows PC

I am recording .NET programming videos for YouTube, on Windows 10. Because of background noise, I have been trying to record the audio in a different room, while doing the coding remotely from the ...
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How to get raspberry pi Ip with only Ethernet cable and my window laptop. No internet connection?

I have raspberry pi 4. I want to get the private Ip of raspberry pi using an ethernet cable and connecting to my laptop which has windows 10 OS but both the pi and laptop are not connected to internet....
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Start application into specific workspace (desktop)

I've set up my Raspbian with 4 workspaces/desktops and like to start an application via script into one specific desktop. Is there a parameter I can add to my script #!/bin/bash # myApp & to ...
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JavaFX application does not accept touch inputs

I am trying to run a javaFX application on a raspberry pi 3b+ with a 7" 1024x600 touchscreen by Lebula. When I plug a mouse in, the application works as normal, but, when I try to use the touchscreen, ...
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Budgie DE on Pi 4

I've tried to install the budgie desktop on my raspberry pi 4 for almost a week now. people on discord told me to run a set of commands that allegedly worked for them. However, I have a fresh raspbian ...
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Where to put Pi-user's startup scripts (Raspbian, X11)?

Running Raspbian desktop. [ I'm afraid I had not much experience using Linux in general, and none with systemd ] : where, praytell, should I put a startup shell script to run once upon my user ("Pi" ...
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RDP from RPi to Windows 10 (Safe Room)

I'm trying to have 3 RPi connect to a Windows machine via RDP. The thing is I need the Raspberries to have a automatic boot to that machine, and, once inside, they can't leave (or if they do, it ...
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Desktop still present after removing LXDE?

I am experimenting with a RPI 3B in Kiosk mode. The RPI has a 480x320 LCD screen attached. The RPI is running Rasbian Buster image. The OS is fully patched. I have a Qt UI program that should be the ...
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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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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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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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