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im using Ubuntu 12.04 lts and for some reason im working with viewports instead of workspace, how do i know this?

after dealing with the fact that i cant put a different background for every workspace with those tutorials:

Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace?

Different background or wallpaper per workspace Ubuntu 12.04

and after trying to do this with wallpapoz i come with a conclusion (with feedback from the author of wallpapoz) that im working with viewports, i put this in the terminal

  • input: xprop -root _NET_NUMBER_OF_DESKTOPS
  • output: _NET_NUMBER_OF_DESKTOPS(CARDINAL) = 1

and

  • input: xdotool get_num_desktops
  • output: xdotool get_num_desktops = 1

finally

  • input: xdotool get_desktop_viewport
  • output: xdotool get_desktop_viewport = 1024 0

please if you have any advice to give in order to solve this ill be very grateful

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