Yes, I hope someone can help. I like LXQt and want to keep using it. And, yes, I hope it’s not so delicate. And it’s unfortunate the unusual cases are sometimes hard to fix. The application menu reset was easy to fix. But why should it happen? That is the important question for which I need answers, as I’m setting up a Linux system for someone else who’s not so Linux savvy and I want it just to work.
This computer is a NUC6CAYH running Arch Linux.
Here is what happened: LXQt has been working like a charm since I installed this system a few days ago. I installed openbox both as a window manager for LXQt and an alternative DE in case something went wrong with LXQt (and it looks like I may have to use it). All I can say is all applications are working well, but LXQt control panel functionality is gone. For example, if I attempt to set the desktop background image as I had it before, LXQt makes no fuss. No error messages. But the background image is not set. It’s the same if I try to set an icon style. The icons in the LXQt configuration center have generally gone missing. Only text is there. But icons for the rest of the system are working as before.
So if I had to guess something specific, I’d say that the LXQt configuration center functionality has disappeared, as far as making any settings. Also, the logout menu doesn’t work, as I mentioned before. The DE itself is functioning except for that.
I have attempted a reinstall but that didn’t help. What I might like to try is removing parts of LXQt and then reinstalling to be sure of fresh files, but I don’t know which parts to remove or how.
I have tried tinkering with openbox with LXQt installed on another computer, a Chuwi laptop, running ArcoLinux. I set openbox to use the LXQt panel within Openbox, and worked fine, but going back to LXQt there were some issues, but only with the panel. Just want you to know I love LXQt and hope this can make it better. From replies it seems maybe no one has tried to get both Openbox and LXQt both fully functioning at the same time.