making configuration read-only?

Ulli Horlacher framstag at
Sat Jan 28 10:36:34 CET 2023

I administrate some PCs for people with very few computer knowledge.
These PCs run Mint 21 with Xfce 4.16).

The problem is that my users sometimes unintentional change their Xfce 
configuration and then they do not know how to make it undo.
For example, one of my users has deleted the workspace switcher from his 
panel. I have to reinstall it.

Is it possible to change the owner of the configuration files, so my users
cannot manipulate anymore their settings?

For which files/directories shall I do a "chown root:root"?

Ullrich Horlacher              Server und Virtualisierung
Rechenzentrum TIK         
Universitaet Stuttgart         E-Mail: horlacher at
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