RasPad Launcher


RasPad Launcher is an open source software, simulating a launcher menu, focus on improving touch experience with RasPad, or other touchscreen.



If you want to use the original desktop of the Raspberry Pi, you can skip this chapter.

Why we abandon RasPad OS and launch RasPad Launcher

RasPad OS intergrated with RasPad Launcher, RasPad FAQ with our custom UI and boot animations, which is redundant. And people loves the idea of RasPad Launcher, so we decided to remove all unnecessary components, and keep RasPad Launcher as a single app. So people can install it your own Raspberry Pi OS.

Installation Guide

Download Package

Download RasPad Launcher package, and extract it.

wget https://github.com/raspad-tablet/raspad-launcher/releases/download/v1.4/raspad-launcher.zip
unzip raspad-launcher.zip
cd raspad-launcher

Quick install with a script

If you don’t really know what’s going on, and don’t care about messing up your own settings, like a brand new Debian. Or you are lazy enough to manual install everything, you can use the quick install script. The script will install these things:

  • Qt runtime

  • RasPad launcher with desktop profile

  • RasPad FAQ desktop profile (Just a quick icon to browser RasPad FAQ webpage)

  • display auto rotate for Accl SHIM

  • Run install script

chmod +x install
sudo ./install


If you want to manually install RasPad Launcher and learn more about it, please refer to RasPad Launcher.