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Raspberry Pi 3 Quick Tips and Tweaks for Beginners and People Who Are Just Getting Started!

I recently bought and received a Raspberry Pi 3 and I installed the Raspbian OS. It’s not too hard and there are simple instructions you can follow on several websites. And, while this small board computer may look like something only a computer nerd can use, it really isn’t. It was actually designed to be simple enough for young children to use, who are just learning about computers.

Anyway! I pretty much just followed most instructions on the Raspberrypi.org website. But, I have noticed a few things here and there, that could use some adjustments after Raspbian is 1st installed and reboots. Like setting the correct time on the desktop clock, getting spell check working on LibreOffice, reconnecting the wifi, and more. So far, these things have been pretty simple for a beginner like me to implement. But finding the correct fix that works on google, sometimes can be a bit tricky, or a little outdated for your model of Pi.

So, since I just got my Pi recently, and I am a beginner myself. I thought I would post all the Raspberry Pi quick tips and tweaks, as I go along, that I have actually implemented and used, that worked for me.

If you know of some others I can include here, or know a better way, please share them with us in a comment or send it to me in an email! I will post them and give you credit!

Have fun and thanks!

Netflix on the Raspberry Pi 3 – How-to

A Simple Way to Get Netflix on Your Raspberry Pi 3! Like many others, I have longed for the day that the Raspberry Pi would be able to play videos natively from Netflix. And like many others, I have tried … Continue reading

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Easier Way to Set Resolution Raspberry Pi

Are you using the Raspbian Jessie OS on your Pi? Need to change or set the resolution to better fit your screen or monitor? Did you know you can now change or set the resolution on the Pi without editing … Continue reading

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Change Task Bar Location & Background Images – RPi

How to change the task bar location and add or change the background image or color, on the Raspbian Raspberry Pi Desktop! Change Task Bar Location When you first install the Raspbian OS and startup your Pi, you will notice the … Continue reading

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Dirty Cow Linux Kernel Bug – Fix

Dirty Cow – DANGER WILL ROBERTSON!!! It has been recently reported, that there is a bug in the Linux kernel, called “Dirty Cow”. It can effect some devices and computers running versions of Linux, like Android phones, web servers, and even … Continue reading

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File Sharing from Your Raspberry Pi to PC using Samba

How to set up file sharing on the Raspberry pi using Samba Share. There are many, many posts on the interwebs with instructions on how to set up file sharing on your Raspberry Pi. There are also many videos on youtube. … Continue reading

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Updating Raspbian OS

It’s a good idea, once you have installed the Raspbian OS on your Raspberry Pi, to check for updates to the software, and periodically. Especially before installing other software. To do an update, open the terminal (click on the little monitor … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Portable Power Supply

Are you looking for a portable power supply for your Raspberry Pi? This might work, depending on what you are doing with it. I found this Pocket Juice charger at Walmart for $11.88. It was over in the school supplies section. It has … Continue reading

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Changing the Desktop Clock on Raspberry Pi 3

So I had setup my Raspberry Pi 3 with an install of Raspbian, and fixed the time to show the current time in my timezone. But noticed it was still set to 24hr clock. In case you don’t know how … Continue reading

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Starting Emulationstation Installed On Raspbian

How to start Emulationstation, that was installed manually from the RetroPie script, on Raspbian, for Raspberry Pi 2/3 (updated 7/26/16). This post is in reference to my post on installing a Retro Gaming System on the Raspberry Pi 3. Click Here to read … Continue reading

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Spellchecker – How to Enable it On The Raspberry Pi 3

Spellchecker Not Working? After installing the OS, I went looking around at the programs and had a look at LibreOffice. I went to the LibreOffice Writer and started typing in the space, and noticed that it wasn’t underlining my text … Continue reading

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