I'm on Lubuntu 14.04 and using it on a bootable USB drive. How do I add more workspaces? Right now there are two workspaces, but those were there by default. Do I have to download additional software to manage the workspaces?


Yes, you can add more workspaces!

Follow this steps:

  1. Click on the "Lubuntu" icon in the bottom of the screen;
  2. Set Preferences>>Openbox Configuration Manager
  3. On the new window opened, click on "Desktop" option;
  4. On the field labeled "Number of desktops" you can choose how many workspaces do you need.
  5. After all, just close the window.

Good luck, man!

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    Note for users that have installed Openbox later: You may need to run sudo apt-get install obconf if the menu option is missing. – phihag Oct 4 '16 at 16:07
  • @André OP may be a woman, man! – Massood Khaari Jul 27 '17 at 11:37

I use this command:

wmctrl -n 4

it means: Make 4 desktops. Read man page for more info. It is quite useful program.

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  • Specifically, it means set the total number of desktops to 4. Also, thanks! – enigmaticPhysicist Oct 29 '16 at 22:32

Add ppa:geod/ppa-geod to your Software sources then:

sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces

Start managing workspaces from indicator-workspaces

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    This PPA only supports up to 11.04, OP indicated he was using 14.04 – Quentin Skousen Jan 8 '16 at 19:01

Start command line (or hit on alt-F2) and enter "obconf" (without quotations). Click on "Desktops" and choose the number of desktops that you want. In addition, by double clicking Desktops name, you can rename Desktops as desired.

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