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Auto-execute desktop shortcut problem

Create a file /home/pi/Desktop/test.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.1 Name=test Comment=The official Icon=emblem-debian Type=Application Path=/home/pi Exec=bash test Terminal=true bash script ...
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How can you set the HDMI resolution of the Raspberry Pi Zero W to 320x240?

Edit the /boot/config.txt file and add the following : hdmi_force_hotplug=1 hdmi_cvt=320 240 60 1 0 0 0 hdmi_group=2 hdmi_mode=87 For reference : hdmi_force_hotplug=1 Use HDMI mode even if no HDMI ...
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Information about network GUI in Raspbian

To answer my own question, this is an lxpanel plugin called lxplug-network and the source code is found here: https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/lxplug-network It is based on 'Network Configurator' (...
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What is the best/recommended way to do simple full-screen GUI custom drawing?

Most likely, you'll need to pick a language and a graphics library or GUI toolkit. The way that the GUI is rendered on a Linux system is relatively simple, once you understand what each part does. ...
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My raspberry pi 3 doesn't have the desktop screen everyone else has

You don't mention which distro you are using, but assuming you are at the Raspbian command prompt and looking to start the graphical desktop, you can switch to the desktop (GUI) mode by typing: ...
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Installing XFCE4 on raspberry Pi

Xorg often needs root permissions to run properly, so it can be problematic to start it as a non-root user from the console. If you want to run it manually without sudo, you should install xserver-...
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How to clone Raspbian installation stored on SD card to a desktop computer?

It is not possible to run a cloned installation from a Raspberry Pi with ARM processor on an intel processor based desktop computer. The operating system and its programs must be compiled for the ...
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Raspbian Stretch with Desktop vs Rasbian Stretch Lite Install Problems

The error ---[end Kechallengernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs unknown-block(179,7) random: crng init done is often mentioned when a corrupt image have been transferred to a SD ...
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vnc connect to own desktop session

Yes. Whether you have the normal RealVNC mirroring of your desktop you can create a virtual desktop (or multiple virtual desktops - if so inclined). You can create a virtual desktop (on the Pi or ...
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Esteblishing a remote desktop connection from Windows 10 Home to RPi

Here is what appears to be the client app. Seems to be free. Using a VNC viewer app such as this one rather than RDP is another alternative.
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Sharing network drive with raspberry pi

Raspberry Pi's don't have USB 3.0 so it's going to default to USB 2.0 which is slower, but if you're sharing it over a wireless that's slow anyway, so yes it should work fine. You'll just have USB ...
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How to get desktop logon to work on Raspbian Jessie Lite (lightdm fail)?

GUI in Linux is modular and client-server. A display manager (as its name suggests) manages your displays, and nothing more. You will need an X server (which doesn't have to be running on the same ...
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my rasberry pi (3) doesnt have desktop like everyone else

You can install the LXDE desktop on your RetroPie image: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/FAQ#where-did-the-desktop-go If you want to boot directly to your desktop, go to "RetroPie ...
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Remote Desktop Raspberry Pi

You could attempt to use the inbuilt ssh command in your terminal emulator if ssh server is enabled on the other PI; you can enable it on a headless PI by putting a file with no extension in the boot ...
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VNC client on Raspberry Pi

Yes, it's called VNC Viewer, and you'll find it in the "Recommended Software" app (under Preferences in the Raspbian desktop menu). Or, if you prefer the command line, you can do "sudo ...
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Raspbian, Can I resize just one desktop icon?

I would just place a small (e.g. 32x32) picture in the middle of a bigger (e.g. 256x256) transparent image, and use that as an icon.
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How to install desktop/GUI onto RPi OS Bookworm Lite?

So how to install the official desktop onto the Bookworm Lite installation? A major part of what the package management system (fronted by apt) manages is dependency resolution. What that adds up to ...
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RDP from RPi to Windows 10 (Safe Room)

Thanks to everyone that answered, but I've already found a solution. I used rdektop and systemd . I created a service called remote.service and configured that file to if it closes or exits it starts ...
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Information about network GUI in Raspbian

I think for a period Raspbian shipped with wicd to configure WiFi. If anyone is looking for other connection managers: There's a command line version if wicd called wicd-curses. nmcli is the ...
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Multiple PIs; different VNC appearance

You haven't specified your Distro - however, if you run the command sudo raspi-config it should open up a window that you can change the configuration on. From there go to 7) Advanced Options A5)...
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Remote Desktop Raspberry Pi

You'll need to install a VNC server. TightVNC is a good choice. AdaFruit has a great tutorial: VNC Remote Control- Raspbian You can then use the installed VNC client to connect. You can always ...
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Set taskbar width to 0 and can't undo it

Ok. Sorry to waste peoples time but for that one guy that runs into the same problem do all the things i said I tried above, and then restart your computer. The task bar just comes back.
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VNC: GDBus Error:org freedesktop.PolicyKit1 Error.Failed;

Have you seen this forum post? Basically: First go to: Menu > Preferences > Main Menu Editor Check the box for "Default applications for LXSession" Go to: Menu > Preferences > Default applications ...
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Raspberry desktop changed to debian after upgrade from Jessie to Stretch

An upgrade to a new version of a debian system will replace nearly all old packets, deinstall no more needed packets and install additional ones. It must use the old configuration (-files) and adapt ...
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How to hide desktop to show only black screen

You can try to switch off the backlight if available for your display. On the command line you can do it with: rpi ~$ sudo /bin/sh -c 'echo "0" > /sys/class/backlight/soc\:backlight/brightness' ...
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Start Terminal and Run python script on boot

wrote a bash script with folling content: #!/bin/bash python3 /path_to_your_script/python_script.py sudo shutdown -r +10 # or with sleep sleep(600) sudo reboot now r: reboot +10: 10 minutes go ...
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Switching desktops using hotkey keeps the current application opened

It sounds to me like you want GoToDesktop instead: <keybind key="C-Left"> <action name="GoToDesktop"> <to>left</to> </action> </keybind> <keybind key="C-...
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my rasberry pi (3) doesnt have desktop like everyone else

Just to clarify a bit, RetroPie is a collection of packages installed on top of Raspbian. There is no need to manually install RetroPie on top of a clean Raspbian image in order to have a "desktop". ...
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How to check the running Pi desktop session from terminal on Raspbian Stretch?

Assuming SSH is enabled, you should be able to run desktop headless just fine. I don't see what would be the point as many resources would be used to draw windows and such which you wouldn't see. ...
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