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Pixel is a fork of LXDE created by the Foundation and used as the default desktop environment on their distributions of Raspbian.

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How do I stop Chromium from crashing my entire Pi whenever i open or run it?

My Raspberry pi keeps crashing whenever I open Chromium i tried to: sudo apt-get purge chromium-browser Then I reinstalled it, and it takes a couple more seconds to crash now but that's not very ...
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Java AWT full screen window / touch screen: mouse events “fall through”

I'm having a Scala (Java) app open a javax.swing.JFrame and put it to full screen; the physical display is a 3.5" touch screen on the GPIO. I just noticed that when I click on parts of my UI where ...
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Server not able to be accessed outside pi

So I have a raspi 3 b with PIXEL. Ever since I installed it it has been giving me a headache. So I have a webserver, and when I go to the webpage on the pi, it works just fine. Now once I go to my ...
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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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Large title bar buttons?

On the latest release of Raspbian, there's a new feature that allows you to change the UI settings to make it suitable for Large, Medium and Small displays. The setting for Large displays (among other ...
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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 disable sub-pixel aliasing for fonts

On running desktop environment pixel is hard readable all small texts, because default font sub-pixel aliasing don't correspond with my screen. So, how to disable font sub-pixel aliasing for all ...
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Delete software and could not log to PIXEL anymore

As there are a lot of software in Raspbian. I delete the software below: sudo apt-get purge wolfram-engine sudo apt-get purge sonic-pi sudo apt-get purge scratch sudo apt-get purge python ...
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How do I add monitor resolution options to Pixel?

I only have about 4 or 5 monitor resolutions on the configuration screen for my Raspberry Pi. I have seen pictures online where people have dozens of them. Where is this reading them from? How can I ...
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Modify panel position and width using a shell script

Is there a way to modify the panel of the PIXEL by raspbian OS? I have several displays / devices using PIXEL by raspbian in field (>200 pieces) and are looking for a solution to modify the panel ...
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Unable to make the LCD's touchscreen to work with the raspian Desktop -PIXEL

I have a eleduino LCD 5" 800x480 which comes with USB touchscreen and it connects to RPi3 The RPi 3 is running on [OS - Linux raspberrypi 4.9.67-v7+ #1061 S - PIXEL] and the LCD is connected ...
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remove services text from pixel splash screen

I have followed instructions i have found here to get rid of most boot text but while the custom splashscreen in pixel is displayed i'm getting a list of services showing up. how do i hide that
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Disable default bluetooth dialog box for accept pairing in raspberry pi3

I am developing a Bluetooth application using Qt5 on Raspberry Pi3. I have implemented my own Pairing agent which will automatically accept the pairing request from the remote device. The code is ...
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How to install the latest version of Pixel offline

I've been trying to find the latest pixel image on this webpage. But I don't know which release is the latest pixel image. Can someone tell me which one is the one? I have no internet connection on my ...
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How does one control the start menu icons

I have deleted user pi and have another user name in the sudo group for installation. I have locked the root account and don't know the password of my NOOBS image. I have created a 'normal' user. ...
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autostart Chromium using Pixel

I'm about done with this, for two days i have tried to simply autostart Chromium on a pi for a project at work but nothing happens when I reboot. Using the path - ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/...
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No menu on terminal window, open new tab?

On my fresh install of Jessie lite on a Pi 3 my terminal window has no menu, and the classical way to open a new tab CTRL + SHFT + t has no effect. But on my pi zero W, with what seemed to me the same ...
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how to connect raspberry pi to google home app?

How am I to connect my Raspberry Pi 3 (PIXEL desktop) to the Google Home app if it already has Google assistant on it?
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Is PIXEL based on LXDE or XFCE?

Is Raspberry Pi GUI PIXEL based on LXDE or XFCE? I found some commands starting by lx* and some xf*. Because there are more commands starting lx* I gues that LXDE is right answer but PIXEL shows more ...
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Login Using Touchscreen

I am using a pi2 with Pixel as an air-gapped computer for secure data entry. In order to ensure that it remains isolated I have covered all the ports and cable jacks. The only input is a camera for ...
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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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Black screen using VNC with Raspbian Lite

I installed the Raspbian lite image to my SD card. After that I installed PIXEL and VNC Server using these commands: sudo apt-get install realvnc-vnc-server realvnc-vnc-viewer sudo apt-get install -...
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How to set keyboard shortcuts

How do I setup a keyboard shortcut to run xscreensaver-command -lock when I press ctrl+alt+l? I've had a look at Raspbian keyboard shortcuts, but that talks about finding the keyboard shortcuts, not ...
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How to log out of PIXEL

I just installed RetroPi in Raspbian and now the install manual for RetroPi (https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Manual-Installation/) says I need to log out of PIXEL to use RetroPi. How can I do this? I ...
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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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Move mouse/hide taskbar Raspbian Pixel

I have checked the 'Hide taskbar when not in use' in the advanced settings, and I'm using unclutter to hide my mouse. Yet, when I boot my Pi, the mouse is located on top of the Raspberry icon on the ...
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vnc viewer “Timed out waiting for a response from the host computer”

The aim is to run a pi in headless mode on a usb cable from a mac running os10.6(snow lep) I have loaded the latest pixel on a pi zero altered the 2 files an added an empty ssh file to the boot disc. ...
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How do I upgrade Raspbian Lite to Raspbian PIXEL?

This question assumes a system has up-to-date package lists and packages via apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade. With the release of Raspbian PIXEL Raspbian no longer uses the standard ...
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Changing plymouth boot splash

Is it possible to change to "Raspbian with PIXEL" boot splash to some other image?
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do i need to install noobs and raspian jessie pexil?

I have already installed Noobs to operate my Raspberry Pi3.I would like to run Raspbian Jessie Pixel.Do they run side by side or do i need a different sd card for both?
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Stock Pi3 - what process is auto-mounting removable media?

I have a Pi 3 which I've wiped clean, and updated to Pixel; nothing else is running on it (correction, I loaded realvnc). I'm using the graphical interface, if that makes a difference. When I plug ...
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Run autossh on reboot through crontab

I'm trying to run two command at reboot on my raspberry pi. Here is what I tried : @reboot sudo su - pi -c "screen -dm -S myscript_cron python ~/myfolder/myscript.py" @reboot sudo su - pi -c "screen ...
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Fresh Pixel image freezes at startup

I've got a Raspberry Pi 3, powered with an official Raspberry Pi power supply. I had Jessie installed on it, but hadn't updated in a while. I tried to do an apt update which took about an hour, and ...
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Determine whether Jessie-Lite version is with GUI(Pixel) or not

This Question poses as a challenge since a previous Thread at RPiSE suggest that there is no a definite way to know which Image Version for Raspbian Jessie is installed on a particular Pi. This ...
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Missing Firefox icon in Installed Applications list

I am running Raspbian/Pixel on a Pi 3, and have installed Firefox ESR (which I prefer to Chromium). However, I haven't yet found any way of getting Firefox on to the launch bar, because there is no ...
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PIXEL as another user

I have upgraded my pi3 to the latest pixel version, when I log in as user pi I get the new pixel desktop, however if I log in as another user I get the old LXDE-PI desktop. I've created a new user and ...
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Pixel GUI File Manager question

I'm very new to RPi's, I'm trying to use it as a desktop. Recently got a WDPidrive 1TB. I want to use this Pi and HDD to store music files and pictures. Took me awhile to figure out where I could ...
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Raspberry Pi B V1.2 w/ 5'' HDMI

I am trying so hard, to get this octopi to work. I have the B v1.2 with the 5inch 800*400 pixel. I cannot seem to get the GUI to work. After boot it hangs on Starting NTP Server, I type in Putty ...
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Pixel with laptop via vnc

I'm using raspberry pi 3 B and the os I'm using is PIXEL. I'm able to use pixel by connecting it to monitor but through putty in laptop I'm unable to get the PIXEL desktop screen. Vnc connection is ...
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jessie PIXEL and file copy

While I can move files using drag / drop in PIXEL, how do I copy a file to a new folder and leave the original in place. With Windows you just hold CTRL down. Doesn't work in PIXEL. Are there '...
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RPi2 - installation of PIXEL: incomplete apt-get dist-install; unable to reboot to rerun dist-install

Raspberry Pi / Jessie. This morning I attempted install of PIXEL, following the sequence of commands on the Raspberry Pi website page for PIXEL installs. The apt-get update completed successfully ...
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Connecting Rapspberry pi3 over internet [duplicate]

I am not able to connect my raspberry pi to the internet from VNC. I am getting this error message: "The port on which the computer is listening for a connection could not be contacted". There are a ...
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Pixel Add/Remove Software not working

Pixel Add/Remove Software not working. Pixel version on Pi 3 contains and Add/Remove Software Gnome app which does not seem to work when I attempt to install eclipse CDT? Is there any thing special ...
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Print screen button not taking screen shot

Raspbian, with kernel 4.4.38, and pixel desktop fails to take screen shot when I press the Print screen button. I don't know what the normal key-binding for the print-screen button is. in other ...
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How can I add custom application launchers to the panel?

I have raspbian, with the pixel desktop. How can I add custom application launchers to the panel? Alternatively, how can I add Firefox, and terminal emulator to the panel? I tried dragging and ...
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How do I shift panel applets to the far left?

I have raspbian, with the pixel desktop. I can add panel applets by going to panel preferences, but they always go to the far right. I want the panel applets next to the Raspberry, on the far left. ...
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how can I set the filesystem manager to pcmanfm?

I am using Raspbian Jessie, kernel 4.4, and the pixel Desktop. when I try to set pcmanfm up as the file-system manager, the option in the "Customize" section of "Panel preferences" the selection stays ...
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Terminal won't start, /var/lib/dpkg missing on new Raspbian install

Just flashed with a new Raspbian image (20170111). Logs me into the terminal directly, so I startx with no issues, it loads Pixel. The first problem is that the terminal application will not open. It ...
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Raspberry 3 + Asus MB168b via Displaylink

I'm currently try to get my asus mb168b to work with my raspberry pi 3. According to some research on the internet i needed to compile the raspberry kernel with support for displaylink framebuffer. ...
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Which printer driver do I use? I386 or amd64?

I am trying to install a driver for epson L360 on my Raspberry Pi 3 (running Pixel). I have the following two deb files from the epson website. Which one should I be using? epson-inkjet-printer-...