The Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment


LXQt is a lightweight Qt desktop environment.

It will not get in your way. It will not hang or slow down your system. It is focused on being a classic desktop with a modern look and feel.

  • Modular components
  • Powerful file manager
  • Customize appearance everywhere
  • Panel(s) with many plugins and settings
  • Window Manager agnostic


  • PcManFm-qt - File Manager
  • Lximage-qt - Image Viewer
  • QTerminal - Terminal Emulator
  • Qps - Process Viewer
  • Screengrab - Screen Capturer
  • LXQt-archiver - Archive Manager
  • LXQt-runner - Application launcher and calculator

LXQt is available for all major Linux and BSD distributions so you may just try it out on your system or in a VM.
More information about installing can be found in the LXQt GitHub Wiki.

Historically, LXQt was the product of the merge between LXDE-Qt, an initial Qt flavour of LXDE, and Razor-qt, a project aiming to develop a Qt based desktop environment.
More on this topic can be found in the Wiki.