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Old 12-29-2019, 07:40 PM   #1
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[XFCE] How to "nail" the number of desktops?


Hi there!

From time to time my XFCE forgets the number of desktops I configured. Instead of four desktops there is only one.

Is it possible to nail that configuration, eg. by setting a certain file read-only?

TIA

Gregor

PS: XFCE 4.8, Debian 7 Wheezy, please no comments on old software and security - thanks!
 
Old 12-29-2019, 08:37 PM   #2
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Not an XFCE user, but here you go...
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1752044
Check ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfwm4.xml
 
Old 12-29-2019, 08:53 PM   #3
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Not an XFCE user, but here you go...
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1752044
Check ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfwm4.xml
Great, thanks!

So again it's the right word to use ... I used „desktop“ instead of „workspace“.

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Old 12-29-2019, 09:11 PM   #4
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(grin) "Workspaces" is the more usual term, as in "You can have several 'workspaces' in your 'desktop environment.'"

But I think everyone who read your post knew what you meant.
 
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can confirm that manjaro xfce has a property name for "workspace count" in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfwm4.xml that looks like it should do the trick.
 
Old 12-29-2019, 09:14 PM   #6
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(grin) "Workspaces" is the more usual term, as in "You can have several 'workspaces' in your 'desktop environment.'"
I think I have seen „virtual desktop“ more often than „virtual workspace“. Issues concerning language can be very confusing :-)

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Old 12-29-2019, 10:11 PM   #7
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Yes, that term is also used.

Some terminology is ironclad. For example, in speaking Linux, do not refer to a "partition" as a "drive" (as Windows does), because a drive is a physical device, whereas a partition is a designated space on said physical device.

Some terminology is a bit looser.

The main thing in a place like LQ is, did you get your point across clearly. And you did.
 
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