Mission control desktop created on every startup

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Hello!

I have noticed that for months on end now, everytime I turn on my Mac Mini, a new desktop is created (accessed via Mission Control). As you can see from the snapshots before and after a restart below - this is getting rather ridiculous - and I'm sure it can't be doing many favours for speeds too.

Btw - pretty sure it occurs on every startup - can't be 100% sure though.

Any help would be very much appreciated!

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https://onedrive.live.com/redir?res...authkey=!ABxALot_NtgcIJQ&v=3&ithint=photo,png

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?res...authkey=!AFRmaLHns_pqYGM&v=3&ithint=photo,png

Mac mini, OS X Yosemite (10.10.2)
 
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Thanks for the reply!

Tried that, still does the same. I tried loads of combos of methods of logging in, and found some interesting results - any ideas please?


-Switch user (via Fast User Switching menu and main login menu) -> No issue

-Restart or shutdown (with and without reopen last windows selected) -> ISSUE! A desktop is created!

-Log out & login from main login menu or from other user's Fast User Switching menu WITH another user logged in -> No issue

-Log out & login from main login menu WITHOUT another user logged in -> ISSUE! A desktop is created!


Please note that the last two results above are inconsistent
 
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Lets start from scratch...
Delete all desktops but one. Log out/in. Did it make one?
Restart in safe mode (hold down shift til Desktop). Did it make one?
 
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Sounds to me like it is user specific. When logged into your account, go to system preferences, users and groups, login items and see what is listed there.
 

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