I've been looking everywhere to answer this simple question: How to set the number of virtual desktops in PIXEL / create new vdesktops? But could not find any answer. I've found a reference to a similar question asked here, but apparently it was removed. Why, I'll never know???? https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/57900/setting-the-number-of-desktops-in-pixel

Indeed, as a linux/bsd user for years, a WM/DE that has only a single virtual desktop is simply unusable for me. I need multiple desktops.

Does anyone know how I could create say 4 vdesktops in PIXEL? Or should I consider using another WM/DE (that would be a pitty, PIXEL is simple and pretty, I like it)?

  • Welcome to Raspberry Pi! Please take the tour and visit the helpcenter to see how things work here. That question you're refering to was automatically (see here) deleted (and whether that makes any sense is irrelevant to your question). I'd rather remove the link as it does not contribute anything to the question.
    – Ghanima
    Commented Apr 29, 2017 at 15:48

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You can use obconf

  1. Install by running sudo apt install obconf.
  2. Run with obconf.
  3. Open up the Desktop tab.
  4. Input the number of desktops that you want to have into the Number of Desktops area.

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