Switching compositing on systemwide per default

Lars Behrens Lars.Behrens at kit.edu
Tue Jun 18 16:52:34 CEST 2013

Hi there,

what is the correct way to enable compositing (border shadows) per
default for all users in Xfce4?

I thought I found out that the properties

<property name="use_compositing" type="bool" value="true"/>
<property name="show_frame_shadow" type="bool" value="true"/>
<property name="show_popup_shadow" type="bool" value="true"/>
<property name="shadow_delta_height" type="int" value="0"/>
<property name="shadow_delta_width" type="int" value="0"/>
<property name="shadow_delta_x" type="int" value="0"/>
<property name="shadow_delta_y" type="int" value="-3"/>
<property name="shadow_opacity" type="int" value="50"/>
<property name="show_dock_shadow" type="bool" value="true"/>
<property name="title_shadow_active" type="string" value="false"/>
<property name="title_shadow_inactive" type="string" value="false"/

are the ones in question in my

So I copied that file to
and removed all other options, hoping it would work like in the good old
days where existing system files set the default but it doesn't have any

So am I doing something wrong? How to set defaults with that xfconf

TIA for ideas!


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