Thank you for the follow up Doomguy,
I believe it was Enlightenment File Manager (or whatever was the default app?). I have since replaced the Distro [bodhi] with OnlyHuman e 0 21 7 21070321 (PCLInuxOS spin). It does permit the Virtual Desktop set up as I described.
As I observed above, if I find that an attempted distro load isn't functioning on my hardware, I'm on to other distro, it's simply more time effective than slugging through making any one of them conform to my computers. IT is nothing personal to Bodhi or any other distro it's just a lesson learned from 4 or 5 years of going through the bulk of the top 100 Linux distro's and their selection of Desktops.
For my computer usage, the most compliant Desktop environment for user set up (Virtual desktops) is Enlightenment, Trinity is a distant second. All others of the top dozen plus Desktop Environments fall well behind. It isn't that one can't get the multiple desktops set up, it just is more convoluted than I have the time (or interest) to squander.
I do thank you, Jeff and the rest for what Bodhi does offer the Linux Community, historically it was among the reasons I got in tune with Enlightenment as my preferred D/E.
p.s. you may consider this 'problem' solved, I do.Go to the full post