The Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment

Release LXQt 1.2.0

The LXQt team announces the release of LXQt 1.2.0, the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment.



  • Like its predecessor, LXQt 1.2.0 is still based on Qt 5.15, the last LTS version of Qt5.
  • LXQt’s file manager has a search history now, with separate lists for name and content searches. Also, file selection is made easier in the detailed list mode (by dragging inside non-name columns), and a problem with Wayland has been fixed.
  • QTerminal has a better command parsing with its -e option.
  • An old issue about showing correct icons of newly installed apps is fixed in libQtXdg.
  • A correct position is guaranteed for LXQt Runner with some window managers.
  • Preliminary changes have been made to LXQt Session for use under Wayland.
  • Translations have received many updates.
  • And other changes that can be found in change logs of LXQt components.

LibFM-Qt / PCManFM-Qt

  • In the detailed list mode, items can be selected by dragging the mouse cursor inside non-name columns.
  • Ctrl+D is added to PCManFM-Qt as well as LXQt file dialog for deselecting all items. It is especially useful in the detailed list mode.
  • The search dialog entries are equipped with search history. The maximum number of history items can be set in Preferences → Advanced → Search.
  • The margins of the desktop workspace can be customized. This can be useful especially with panels/docks that do not reserve space but auto-hide on overlapping windows.
  • The result of execution prompt can be remembered with multiple files.
  • Options for locale-awareness and zero-padding have been added to the bulk-renaming dialog.
  • A “Categories” entry and a “What’s-This” help have been added to the launcher creating dialog.
  • The position of the drop menu of the folder view is corrected under Wayland.
  • Miscellaneous fixes.

LXQt Panel

  • Context menu items are added to Quick Launch for reloading desktop entries.
  • Quick Launch icons are fixed when there are multiple config files.
  • The position of the volume popup is fixed under Wayland.

QTerminal / QTermWidget

  • Bidi rendering is enabled by default.
  • QTermWidget can be used as a Qt Plugin now.
  • Text DND follows the settings for newline trimming and multiline prompt.
  • Command parsing with the -e option is fixed.

LXQt Power Management

The stable state of battery (neither charging nor discharging) is considered.

LXQt Session

Preliminary changes have been made for use under Wayland.

LXImage Qt

  • A sorting sub-menu has been added to the View menu.
  • Visual glitches on smoothing scaled images are fixed.


  • An old issue about showing correct icons of newly installed apps is fixed.
  • The priorities of desktop-directories folders are fixed.


  • The screenshot of window and its decoration is fixed with multi-screen setups.

Release Notes

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