I just completed building a new MXLinux/ LXQT-kwin11 spin/install (proof of concept if you will).
I have stripped out most, if not all, xfce4 related materials from base MXLinux. I may have deleted a bit more than necessary… hopefully someone will let me know if I nuked too much or if there’s more still that needs to be removed or replaced.
To summarize, neither Openbox nor xfwm4/xfce4 are part of this install. Also be advised that Conky does not appear in the LiveUSB session (I have no idea why), sorry. It does appear in the installed version.
Given I have found "very few’ themes to use in this platform (LXQT-kwin11), I built a modified version of Oxygen for this install. If there are other themes beyond Plastique, Breeze, and Oxygen that should be considered, please let me know where they might be obtained; I’ll try to get them working in a future build. I think the modified Oxygen theme makes this build look adequately ‘professional’ and ‘modern’, even though it is a ‘very’ light-colored theme. But then, what do I know?
Known bug (feature?) The current icon theme(s) does(do) not support the LXQT panel sound widget (pavucontrol); as a result I have found no way to make the sound icon visible on the LXQT panel. So, I have removed the function (widget) from the LXQT panel.
I tweaked an MX Conky to fit the install… even though this Conky comes from the MXLinux repos, it will need some additional work; not all functions operate correctly. But I think this one, with a little bit of love from you, will look good with this desktop. btw. I use a 2 cpu pc on VirtualBox, so you may, also, need to adjust ‘that Conky choice’ to suit your needs.
I, also, swapped a few of the MX standard GTK apps (like transmission) to those of their QT based brethren. There still remain a few U-gly gtk layouts to be fixed. (I’m not sure if my skills are adequate to that task.)
If you are familiar with LXQT, I hope you’ll agree this looks a bit, maybe a lot better, than a typical ‘vanilla’ LXQT install. This ‘snapshot’ also takes advantage of the wonderful MXLinux tools.
Enjoy, try it out, and let me know what you think.
The snapshot is available for viewing, testing, comments, etc. at:
Pax vobiscum, ManyRoads (Mark Rabideau)