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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...