Next Generation of Lightweight DE – LXQt 0.7.0

LXQt (Qt Port & LXDE) is the first release of the Next Generation Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.

LXQt 0.7.0 brings you a fast and stable desktop environment, already usable in production desktop machines. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel.


  • The inclusion of PCManFM-Qt, the Qt port of LXDE’s desktop and file manager
  • An all-new modular architecture, allowing users and maintainers to easily swap out components of the desktop for third party apps
  • Several improvements to the system settings along with the inclusion of screens management, keyboard settings and file associations
  • Improvements to cursor and appearance settings
  • Improved support for systemd-based setups
  • Ongoing work on Qt 5 compatibility. Most of our components already build on Qt 5!
  • Ongoing work on Wayland support. Some components, including PCManFM-Qt, can run on Wayland if QtWayland is available.
  • A new obconf-qt tool, for Openbox users (released separately)
  • A new compton-conf tool, for Compton users (released separately)
  • Several performance improvements
  • Experimental Raspberry Pi support
  • Partial FreeBSD support

Install LXQt in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gilir/q-project

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install lxqt-metapackage lxqt-panel

– Restart machine and on login screen, click the Ubuntu icon and select LXQt Desktop and login


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