The Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment LXQt 0.16.0 Released

LXQt, a free and open-source lightweight Qt desktop environment, released version 0.16.0 today with many enhancements and fixes.

LXQt was formed from the merger of the LXDE and Razor-qt projects. There are a few Linux distributions that offer a version with LXQt as default desktop, including LUbuntu, Manjaro LXQt edition, Fedora LXQt edition, and SparkyLinux LXQT Full Edition.

Changes in LXQt 0.16.0 include:

  • File Manager:
    • Add options to switch to newly opened tab and open tabs of last window.
    • Improved file sorting: treating dot as separator
    • Add several options to LXQt file dialog.
    • DND fixes.
    • Add option to open desktop folders inside the default file manager (which may not be PCManFM-Qt)
  • LXQt panel:
    • Customizable auto-hiding support for Status Notifier.
    • Task buttons can move windows to the next screen.
    • Main menu items have right-click menus for some actions.
    • The sizes and alignments of some plugins are fixed at startup.
    • Add option to put ungrouped task buttons next to each other.
  • Add several Qt palette colors are to lxqt-config-appearance.
  • Add “Default Applications” settings to lxqt-config-file-associations
  • Add power keys section to the power management config dialog
  • LXimage now supports for resizing images, copying file path, and more image types.
  • Add three new themes: Clearlooks, Leech and Kvantum.
LUbuntu 20.04
LUbuntu with LXQt Desktop

Get LXQt in Linux:

Besides using Linux distributions that use LXQt as the default desktop environment. Debian and openSUSE include it in their universe repositories. For others, go to:

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