FIXING BASIC GUI ISSUES OF THE RASPBERRY PI

Dealing with Overscan, Resolution and Pixel Doubling Issues

Disabling overscan to get screen to fit on your monitor. And what the other screen settings can do for you.

Episode #9-25 released on February 3, 2019

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Of all the things that can annoy you about the Raspberry, the user interface may be the biggest issue. More specifically things like it not extending to the edge of the screen, or the UI being to set too big or too small depending on the monitor you're using.

First issue, you get your Raspberry Pi, and the first time you load it, and every subsequent time you load it you notice a definite gap between the edge of the screen and the edge of the User Interface. The solution requires you modify the settings for over scan. Click on the menu, go to preferences, then open Raspberry Pi Configuration, and you can disable Overscan.

The next issue is when you need all the icons and details to be bigger, maybe because your Raspberry Pi is using a small touch screen. Disabling and Enabling this mode is easy. Click on the menu, go to preferences, then open Raspberry Pi Configuration, and you can either enable or disable pixel doubling. The only issue is the everything will be huge with pixel doubling is enabled.

The final issue, the screen resolution is not set correctly. You can correct this by going, again, to the menu, go to preferences, then open Raspberry Pi Configuration, and changing the resolution by clicking on set resolution.

And, as a bonus, you can enable and disable the Splash screen, and auto login from the same menu we have just spent all this episode looking at today!

Host : Steve Smith | Music : | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Dot Net

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