PCManFM-Qt is the Qt port of PCManFM, the file manager of LXDE.
In LXQt sessions it is in addition used to handle the desktop. Nevertheless it can be used independently of LXQt as well.
PCManFM-Qt is licensed under the terms of the GPLv2 or any later version. See file LICENSE for its full text.
Compiling source code
Code configuration is handled by CMake. CMake variable
has to be set to
/usr on most operating systems, depending on the way library
paths are dealt with on 64bit systems variables like
have to be set as well.
To build run
make, to install
make install which accepts variable
Official binary packages are available in Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE (Leap and Tumbleweed) and most other distributions.
The file manager functionality should be self-explanatory, handling of the desktop deserves some notes:
To handle the desktop binary
pcmanfm-qt has to be launched with switch
--desktop set. Optionally switch
--profile can be used to safe settings
specific to certain session types like the different desktop environments.
In LXQt sessions, PCManFM-Qt is launched with theses switches set as LXQt Module.
To configure the desktop there's a dialogue "Desktop Preferences". Technically
it corresponds with launching
pcmanfm-qt with switch
--desktop-pref set. It
is available in the desktop's context menu and included as topic "Desktop" in
sub-menu Preferences - LXQt settings of the panel's main menu as well as the
All switches (command line options) mentioned above are explained in detail in
man 1 pcmanfm-qt.
Issues should go to the tracker of PCManFM-Qt at https://github.com/lxqt/pcmanfm-qt/issues.
Translations can be done in LXQt-Weblate