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It is getting tiresome to switch HDMI connectors on one of my monitors between my windows desktop and raspberry pi. It also confuses Windows.

I am looking for something like TeamViewer, so that I can remote into the PI from Windows

There is this post but it's for multi-user access. I just need single-user access.

And I can use putty to SSH in, I would prefer to see the GUI desktop on the Pi.

Is there something available that will let me do this

  • Single User access
  • Support for GUI
  • Window on Windows must be resizable
  • Free or low one-off cost
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    There are multiple ways depending on what fits best your need. You could set-up a VNC server on the Pi or simply install and X-server on your Windows machine and then export your display through ssh to Windows and display GUI applications running on the Pi on Windows.
    – Robert
    Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 20:55
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    As you write you can use Putty (SSH), and you'd like something graphical, I assume you have X set up there – so you'd simply need a pendant to that on your Windows machine. You didn't write anything about license and price, hence just a few pointers: Mobatek's MobaXterm includes what you need (an X server, see !here. There's also Xming, and probably some more.
    – Izzy
    Commented Oct 7, 2022 at 6:57
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    For setting up and configure Raspberry Pi i had read a blog which is describing each and every step to be done. I guess it would help you. Raspberry Pi to laptop Commented Nov 11, 2022 at 19:48

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I used TightVNC on my Pis*

It is free (gratis), has full remote desktop access and file transfer and a bunch of other features - read the full website.

If it's just a matter of

It is getting tiresome to switch HDMI connectors on one of my monitors between my windows desktop and raspberry pi. It also confuses Windows.

then for a few dollars you could get an AB box for a hardware solution.


(*) before I realised that my projects don't need an o/s and Linux was just getting in the way, so I switched to ESP32.

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