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Add or substract workspaces/desktops
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linuxnovo

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 02:14    Post_subject:  Add or substract workspaces/desktops
Sub_title: Edit /root/.jwm/jwmrc-personal to increase or decrease your workspaces/desktops
 

I "grew up" with Ubuntu and liked the feature of setting the number of desktops from the gui. I always liked four at least or six when I was doing serious work. So I was little put back by 431's two and quirky's three.

You can increase or decease in both by editing:

/root/.jwm/jwmrc-personal. .jwm is a hidden file so use ls -a option to see it. You will find code that lists the number of Desktops in "[N]" change to what you want and reboot to reset your x-windows and you have it.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 07:30    Post_subject:  

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.jwm is a hidden file so use ls -a option to see it

I thought you said "from the gui" Wink
To see hidden files in Rox (usually the default file manager in Puppy) just click the button with the eye icon.

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linuxnovo

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Feb 2012, 10:38    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the reply. I always use commandline so you educated me on the use of the gui and the file manager. Yes, it could all be done from the gui using the stock text editor. I did it from commandline and used emacs. Thanks again.
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shadower_sc

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2012, 11:32    Post_subject: Add or Subtract Workspace / Desktops via the Menu.  

Add or Subtract Workspace / Desktops via the Menu. (Lucid Puppy 5.28)

You can change this by opening JWM Configuration.
Menu->Desktop->JWM Configuration

Click on Tray Management.

Click on Virtual Desktops.

It lets you know that you can configure it to use up to 10.
Choose the number of rows / columns.
Click Ok.

It then refreshes JWM and gives you the # of Virtual Desktops you want.

I had to alt-f4 out of the menus, because it wouldn't let me click the menu after it had refreshed.
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linuxnovo

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2012, 17:49    Post_subject:  

That seems a good solution to the problem from the gui level. Sometimes we forget that the gui is just the graphic frontend of commandline. Thanks for the comment and educating me to the gui.
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