OK, I have done a search on this in the forum and found several ideas to address the issue of the OS defaulting to desktop 2 upon any boot or restart, then after about 3 seconds it proceeds to desktop 1. I did set the preference up in fm_widgets to direct it to desktop 1 and did the unlock and lock widgets proceedure and rebooted as one thread suggested. No joy obtained there - it still goes to desktop 2 first.
Any ideas what I could try next to change it to boot directly to desktop 1 or 6 ? Is there a workaround or some parameter to be adjusted ?
Thank you in advance for any assistance.