Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th May 2014 22:24 UTC
Window Managers

LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment.

LXQt 0.7.0 brings you a fast and stable desktop environment, already usable in production desktop machines. It will not get in your way. It will not hang or slow down your system. It is focused on being a Classic Desktop with a modern Look & Feel. Already available on most mainstream distributions and with partial FreeBSD support.

This is exactly what I've been wanting in this department: a straightforward, no-nonsense Qt desktop environment that doesn't shove touch nonsense in my face and, doesn't try to impose upon me a very specific way of working, and doesn't try to be everything to all people at all times.

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Thu 8th May 2014 23:40 UTC
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2005-07-12

Have you looked at the latest incarnations of Enlightenment? It's pretty snazzy.

Maybe a little effects heavy - I haven't spent much time trying to tame it, but it at least the way it operates is simple and to the point. I suspect that once all the glitz and glamour of the UI is toned down, it's a serious contender for what you might be looking for.

E has always been heavy on the sparkle, though. IIRC, it's the first effects-heavy WM to come out, or, at least attain any level of popularity.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by tidux on Fri 9th May 2014 09:50 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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2011-08-13

Enlightenment is the standard bearer for the whole EFL stack, so as configured by upstream it's in everything-turned-on tech demo mode. I believe there are some tamer theme packs and icon sets you can use.

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