Disabling default settings welcome window

Prunk Dump prunkdump at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 10:10:35 CEST 2015

2015-10-02 9:01 GMT+02:00 Johannes Lips <johannes.lips at gmail.com>:
> On 01.10.2015 17:50, Prunk Dump wrote:
> 2015-09-30 22:45 GMT+02:00 Kai-Martin Knaak <knaak at iqo.uni-hannover.de>:
> Prunk Dump wrote:
> When my users log in for the first time a windows appear asking for
> choosing between something like "default panel" and "empty panel".
> When my users click on the "empty" choice they often have trouble
> using XFCE and I need to reset their account.

> Same here. About one in five new users chose "empty" and subsequently got
> stuck because there is literally nothing visible to click on. Not the best
> impression if the user is used to MS windows and is just does his/her
> first steps on linux territory.
> The wording of this dialogue might use some improvement. If it were on me,
> I'd not present this choice in the first place. Getting rid of the default
> panels is not that big of a deal if you so desire.
> I resolved the issue by assembling a default XFCE desktop and put the
> corresponding config files to /etc/skel . This also included a set of
> reasonable settings which I traditionally recommended orally to new users.
> E.g.:
> * Do not warp windows to the next desktop but tile it to half the screen.
> * enable compositing
> * enable drop shadows for windows
> * enable font anti-aliasing with medium level hinting
> While at it, I also added a decently populated cairo dock. Won me props
> from apple users :-)

> Wouldn't it be possible to already install the default panel config in
> ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-panel.xml?
> That would probably also prevent the dialog, or?
> -Johannes

Thanks Johannes !!! You give me nearly the solution !

I have just to copy the file :


to :


And the window is gone !

Moreover I can set all my default panel settings for all my users in this file !

Perfect !


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