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    desktops

    Lubuntu 20.04 has 4 desktops. i'm happy with only one. i've tried to find a way to limit to only one., my search terms aint working. can this be done?
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    Re: desktops

    Four desktops?

    What do you mean by four desktops? I can only think of one (LXQt).

    I booted a recent (yesterday I think) Lubuntu hirsute QA-test install, and it's options were

    - Lubuntu (ie. the LXQt desktop with all Lubuntu scripts running; our intended experience)
    - LXQt Desktop (the same LXQt desktop, but without many Lubuntu scripts; so a purer upstream experience, but not all Lubuntu documented functions mentioned in the manual will work here)
    - Openbox - no desktop is running, you're just using the window manager directly

    LXQt (like LXDE before it) isn't tied to any WM, and Lubuntu uses Openbox; however Openbox is not a desktop and rather than restrict users from using it if they so choose, the option is there.

    Either way, I see only a single desktop - LXQt.

    (I used hirsute because it was handy, and being a QA-test install, it's stock without any changes made to it. I also booted a focal daily and see the same three options in `sddm`).

    It might help if you explain what you mean.

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    Re: desktops

    Do you mean workspaces?
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    Re: desktops

    I'm now somewhat redfaced as I think @deadflowr has it in one.

    Workspaces or changes to the number of virtual desktops can be made in openbox settings (it'll show as Window Manager Preferences on the screen)

    Covered in the manual on page

    https://manual.lubuntu.me/stable/3/3..._settings.html

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    Re: desktops

    OP indeed used the correct terminology according to the LXQt Openbox settings.

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    Re: desktops

    well; if ya can be of some help, that would be appreciated. besides, i dont need 4 work spaces at the moment, ;~} much less 4 desktops.
    hard enough to keep track as it is. thanks
    PS, i havent read the manual all the way through yet. to much else going on.
    Last edited by oneleded; March 5th, 2021 at 11:38 AM.
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    Re: desktops

    Go to main menu->Preferences->LXQT settings->Openbox settings->desktops. Once there merely change the Number of Desktops to the desired number and close. (The default number is 4. Change it to 1.)
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    Re: desktops

    Run obconf. See the "Desktop" tab. Tweak as desired.

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    Re: desktops

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Bouwense View Post
    Go to main menu->Preferences->LXQT settings->Openbox settings->desktops. Once there merely change the Number of Desktops to the desired number and close. (The default number is 4. Change it to 1.)
    that seemed to have worked. thanks more than ya know.
    P.S. i also got rid of desktop switcher, right after.. Ha Ha
    Last edited by oneleded; March 7th, 2021 at 12:05 PM.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked.
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us.. i confuse myself..

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    Re: desktops

    if i need to come back, i will.
    the only bad question is one that is not asked.
    the good Lord give me Major Dyslexia so that i might learn. if you dont understand what i write sometimes, that makes two of us.. i confuse myself..

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