Introduction to lxqt-runner

The lxqt-runner package provides a tool used to launch programs quickly by typing their names.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.2 platform.

Package Information

lxqt-runner Dependencies


lxqt-globalkeys-0.12.0 and menu-cache-1.1.0


git-2.16.2 (to download translation files) or lxqt-l10n-0.12.0 (to add localization files), and muparser

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/lxqt-runner

Installation of lxqt-runner

Install lxqt-runner by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd       build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release          \
      -DRUNNER_MATH=OFF                   \
      -DPULL_TRANSLATIONS=no              \
      ..       &&


This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DRUNNER_MATH=OFF: Removes the dependency on muparser. If you want Math expression support, in lxqt-runner, install muparser and remove this switch.

-DPULL_TRANSLATIONS=no: Removes the need for git-2.16.2, which would otherwise be requested to download the translation files.

Using lxqt-runner

To use lxqt-runner, simultaneously press the Alt-F2 keys. A dialogue window appears in the top center of the screen. When you start typing the command, a list of possible matches appears and changes as you keep typing.


Installed Program: lxqt-runner
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


launches a graphical dialog box for quickly running a program.

Last updated on 2018-02-21 04:35:18 -0800