Fedora LXQT Desktop (guide)

How to turn Fedora LXQT into a wonderful desktop?

Follow the instructions with explanations and you will be pleasantly surprised.

Remove software what u will not use and Update all

I dont like spin based software so i`ll remove some fonts, programs, update manager and report system:

Yarock – audio player
Dragon – video player
QupZilla – web browser (This application worked for me for a maximum of 8 seconds, and after it closed itself)

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sudo dnf remove yarock dragon qupzilla

Then i remove several default fonts (i`m livin in eu zone and i basically can understand at this moment only 3-4 languages, so i dont need most of preinstalled):

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sudo dnf remove aajohan-comfortaa-fonts-3.001-1.fc27.noarch gdouros-symbola-fonts-10.23-1.fc27.noarch jomolhari-fonts-0.003-23.fc27.noarch khmeros-* lohit-* paktype-naskh-basic-fonts-4.1-8.fc27.noarch paratype-pt-sans-fonts-20141121-5.fc27.noarch sil-* tabish-eeyek-fonts-1.0-11.fc27.noarch thai-scalable-* adobe-*

Next i remove update daemon and crash report system (never use it, and all updates i was always check manually):

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sudo dnf remove *abrt* *dnfdragora*

And last thing before update – install firefox browser and sqlite for tab-completion in console:

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sudo dnf install -y firefox sqlite3

It`s a just personally opinion, i need firefox for browsing while my system updating, because ugly qupzilla is removed.

Final thing at this point – global system update:

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sudo dnf update -y

After finishing update process i reboot my system and start customizing

LXQT customizing part

Install RPMFusion:

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sudo dnf install -y https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm && sudo update -y

Next what i need – Kvantum (is an SVG-based theme engine for Qt4/Qt5, KDE and LXQt, with an emphasis on elegance, usability and practicality.)

So i add in my system repo by enter a command

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sudo dnf copr enable aranofacundo/whiteknight

Next – install kvantum

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sudo dnf install kvantum

It is in “Accessories” menu:

After this go in “Menu-Preferences-Appearance” and select “kvantum” or “kvantum-dark” in widget style section.

Next do Relog (Logout and Login again)

Now u can start Kvantum manager from menu and select theme what u want:

Now u can quit or continue to get acquainted with the options of the program.

Compositing

If u want use fancy effects for windows behavior u can switch window manager from default openbox to kwin:

Go to “Menu-Preferences-Session Settings“, and then switch openbox to kwin.

Window Title

If you switch window manager to kwin u can see window titles now are not in harmony with global Kvantum theme.
What we can do?
Go in terminal and just install kde-cli-tools

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sudo dnf install kde-cli-tools

Then right click on window title go to the “More Actions – Window Manager Settings

Now u can install and select what u want.

Panel settings

U can make lxqt-panel look like this:

Just right click on empty place in panel and select “Configure Panel
Experiment with settings 🙂

If u want remove tasks caption go to “Widget“, click “Task manager (taskbar)” and in right side of window click on “Configure” icon.

Change Button style in “Appearance” to “Only Icon” and resize width and height similat to global taskbar size.