[blfs-support] ***SPAM*** Multiple desktops in lxde ?

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Nov 21 08:32:38 PST 2016


On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 02:09:35PM +0100, Pierre Labastie wrote:
> > The oldest desktop in the current book seems to be lxde.  That has
> > all built fine for me, and using startlxde it is mostly working
> > adequately.  But it seems to only have one desktop/workspace, which
> > is somewhat restrictive even for my testing.  Maybe I'm missing a
> > secret "do this to change desktop" command ?  Google suggests that
> > obconf is needed : I have installed lxappearance-obconf, which is a
> > plugin for lxappearance, but I can't see any way of changing
> > anything re openbox in lxappearance.  Any ideas, please ?
> > 
> > ĸen
> 
> Looks like obconf (http://openbox.org/dist/obconf/obconf-2.0.4.tar.gz) is
> needed, and the lxappearance-obconf plugin is not enough (not sure why).
> 
> Another way is to middle-click on the desktop, then you can add/remove
> desktops. But it seems those changes are not kept after logout.
> 
Thanks - that was the secret command I was missing ;)  I've got two
desktops, which is adequate for testing, and now that I've opened
something on the second desktop I've got simulations of both in the
panel and I can click on those (perhaps I could have clicked on the
blank space i f I'd known where to click).

> Last, you can edit .config/openbox/lxde-rc.xml, and change <number> to
> whatever you need (under <desktops>).
> 
> Regards,
> Pierre

Cheers.

ĸen
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