Desktop Shortcuts

Adding A New Desktop Shortcut Create a new text file called yourname.desktop in the /home/pi/Desktop/ directory, e.g. /home/pi/Desktop/yourname.desktop It should contain the following: [Desktop Entry] Name=My Name Comment=My application which does this Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/openbox.xpm Exec=/usr/bin/leafpad Type=Application Encoding=UTF-8 Terminal=false Categories=None;   Name – The name you want displayed Comment – Your comment Icon – A file to […]

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Fonts

Adding New Fonts For full details on adding new fonts see here. Copy a new TrueType fonts (*.ttf) font file in the directory /usr/share/fonts (for all users) or ~/.fonts (for a specific user, e.g. /home/pi/.fonts  – create the directory if necessary and note the dot'). You can test the new fonts are then available using Leafpad List Installed Fonts […]

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Autorun browser on startup

Configuring LXDE to start the Midori browser on login This solution works really well.  Once the browser loads there is a small black square in the top left of the screen which seems to be a general bug (its mentioned on forums by others) but otherwise the fullscreen mode hides everything except the browser page. […]

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Disable screen sleep

Force the screen to stay on sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf Add the following lines to the [SeatDefaults] section: # don't sleep the screen xserver-command=X -s 0 dpms  

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Custom boot up screen

Displaying an image during boot instead of the default command line scrolling text This is based on the guide here.  This solution works but there are a few seconds of text shown before the boot image appears. Install fbi sudo apt-get install fbi Copy the splashscreen image to be used Copy your custom splash image […]

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