Third party apps

excalibur1234 edited this page Sep 19, 2016 · 21 revisions

Once you've got LXQt running you may want to look for additional software complementing the desktop environment, in particular if you're new to LXQt, Qt desktop environments or even Linux altogether. So here's an overview what you may want to have a look at.
More comprehensive lists of apps can e. g. be found in the wikis of Linux distributions Arch Linux or Manjaro.

Display managers

The display manager recommended to be used with LXQt is SDDM but any other display manager like GDM or LightDM is working, too.

Complementary tools geared towards LXQt

A number of complementary tools exist providing features not included in the desktop environment itself (yet).

UI

lxqt-appswitcher

Alternate application (window) switcher meant to be more configurable and featureful than e. g. its counterpart provided by Openbox. https://github.com/zjes/lxqt-appswitcher

lxqt-qt5ct

Adjust Qt settings from LXQt sessions. https://gitlab.com/Zatherz/lxqt-qt5ct

Networking

lxqt-connman-applet

Panel plugin (widget) to control ConnMan. https://github.com/surlykke/lxqt-connman-applet

nm-tray

Panel plugin (widget) to control NetworkManager, unlike its preexisting counterparts written in Qt. https://github.com/palinek/nm-tray

Password storage

lxqt_wallet

Application meant to provide kwallet like functionality for LXQt. https://github.com/mhogomchungu/lxqt_wallet

QtDesktop

The QtDesktop project is an attempt to provide default applications needed in all desktop environments but written in Qt only.

qps

A kind of GUI of binary ps and hence a tool to monitor running programs including a way to kill them should they freeze. https://github.com/QtDesktop/qps

screengrab

A powerful tool to take and upload screenshots. https://github.com/QtDesktop/screengrab

Miscellaneous

Qlipper

Clipboard management. https://github.com/pvanek/qlipper

QDirStat

Qt-based directory statistics. KDirStat without any KDE. https://github.com/shundhammer/qdirstat