Can you multitask with Retropie?
rayan last edited by
Can you have retropie open on the pi 4 while listening to music on youtube/spotify at the same time? Can you make it so retropie isn't full screen so you can maybe move to google and discord quicker? these questions do sound dumb but I do not have a raspberry pi as of right now and I can't find someone who has asked this question
RetroPie - on the Pi models - doesn't use the desktop at all and it runs as a dedicated application (EmulationStation) from the console. If you want to use your Pi4 as a desktop enabled computer, perhaps it would be better to use Raspberry Pi OS and install the same emulators that RetroPie uses and run them standalone.
You can start RetroPie from the desktop environment, but it's not a supported configuration and not something we recommend.