I would like to have only 1 workspace on ubuntu. How to do it?

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This can be done within the "Multitasking" settings. Here's how to configure it:

  1. Open the "Settings" application: Settings
  2. Select "Multitasking" from the left menu: Settings - Multitasking
  3. Scroll down a bit to "Workspaces", select "Fixed number of workspaces", then set the number to any that you would like.
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    This works to only have one workspace but still have to click to get started. How do I get Ubuntu to start right to desktop.
    – treyiii
    Commented Nov 21, 2022 at 18:00
  • dconf key is /org/gnome/mutter/dynamic-workspaces Commented Dec 28, 2022 at 7:12
  • Those using Ubuntu 20.04 and have Gnome Tweaks - go to Tweaks -> Workspaces -> Choose Static Workspaces -> Set the Number of Workspaces to 1
    – Asaf
    Commented Feb 20 at 15:55

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