LXQt is a free and open source lightweight desktop environment. It was formed from the merger of the LXDE and Razor-qt projects.
Linux distributions that offer a version with LXQt as default desktop include Lubuntu, the Manjaro LXQt edition, LXQt spin of Fedora Linux and SparkyLinux LXQT Full Edition, while other distributions like Debian and openSUSE offer it as an alternative desktop during installation.


Dissatisfied with GTK 3, LXDE maintainer Hong Jen Yee experimented with Qt in early 2013 and released the first version of a Qt-based PCMan File Manager on. He clarified, though, that this means no departure from GTK in LXDE, saying "The GTK and Qt versions will coexist". He later ported LXDE's Xrandr front-end to Qt.
On Hong Jen Yee announced a Qt port of the full LXDE suite, and on 21 July 2013, Razor-qt and LXDE announced that they decided to merge the two projects. This merge meant that the GTK and the Qt versions coexisted in the short term but eventually development of the GTK version was dropped and all efforts were focused on the Qt port. The merger of LXDE-Qt and Razor-qt was renamed LXQt, and the first release, version 0.7.0, was made available on.
With the 0.13 release on 21 May 2018 the LXQt project formally split from LXDE with the move to a separate Github organization.

Software components

LXQt consists of many modular components, some of them depending on Qt and KDE Frameworks 5.
NameDependencies Comments
qterminalUse the command line, composed for and now part of LXQt
Falkonweb browser
sddmSimple Desktop Display Manager composed for LXQt and in QML
lximage-qtImage viewer
lxmenu-datafiles required for freedesktop.org desktop menus
lxqt-aboutAbout dialog
lxqt-adminsystem administration tool
lxqt-commoncommon files
lxqt-configKScreen system settings center
lxqt-globalkeysdaemon and library for global keyboard shortcuts registration
lxqt-notificationdnotification daemon
lxqt-openssh-askpassopenssh password prompt
lxqt-panelSoliddesktop panel
lxqt-policykitPolkit authentication agent
lxqt-powermanagementSolidpower management daemon
lxqt-qtpluginQt platform integration plugin
lxqt-runnerapplication launcher
lxqt-sessionsession manager
lxqt-sudoGUI frontend for sudo/su
obconf-qtOpenbox configuration tool written in Qt
compton-confGUI configuration tool for Compton X composite manager
pcmanfm-qtfile manager, Qt port of PCManFM
qt-gtk-engineTheming GTK 3 programs with Qt styles

Version history