The Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment

Release LXQt 0.15.0

The LXQt team is proud to announce the release of LXQt 0.15.0, the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment.

The LXQt team is working towards LXQt 1.0.0. Want to help us? Found any bugs? Please file bug reports and pull requests on our GitHub tracker!

The release can be downloaded at Github.

The LXQt team announces the release of LXQt 0.15.0, the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment.


LibFM-Qt / PCManFM-Qt

  • Mount passwords can be saved (temporarily or permanently) if gnome-keyring is present.
  • “Single window mode” is supported.
  • Richer file tooltips.
  • Multi-screen wallpaper support .
  • Deletion time is added to Trash.
  • Thumbnails can be toggled on the fly.
  • Better keyboard navigation.
  • Problems with remote folders are fixed.
  • LXQt file dialog has smarter extension handling.
  • Other enhancements and many fixes.

LXQt Archiver

  • This is a new addition to LXQt: a fully functioning archive manager based on LibFM-Qt and used by PCManFM-Qt by default.

LXQt Panel

  • A new plugin is added for changing display backlight.
  • Now Desktop Switcher has an option to show only the active desktop.
  • Menu search is made smoother.
  • Panel positioning is corrected with multiple screens.
  • An option is added to Task Manager for moving windows to next/previous virtual desktop with mouse wheel.

LXQt Configuration

  • Drag and drop of screens is improved and made easier in Monitor Settings.

LXQt Power Management

  • An option is added for changing the display backlight when the computer is idle.

QTerminal / QTermWidget

  • The Settings dialog is made compact and scrollable.
  • A fixed custom size is allowed for QTerminal.
  • Switching to tabs by index is made possible.
  • An option for borderless state is added.
  • History can be sent to your editor.
  • QTerminal works fine on macOS.
  • Flickering on font change is fixed.
  • Several other fixes and enhancements.

LXImage Qt

  • “Open With…” is added to file menu.
  • Keyboard shortcuts can be customized.
  • The maximum number of recent files can be configured.
  • Showing of image outline is supported.
  • Fixes.


  • SVG icons are made sharp with scale factors > 1, especially with non-integer factors.

Release Notes

Please see the release page of each LXQt component for its detailed release note.

Notes For Packagers

  • Please follow the build order.
  • Qt >= 5.10 is now required