The developers describe Razor-qt as "an advanced, easy-to-use, and fast desktop environment based on Qt 4 and has not been ported to Qt 5. It has been tailored for users who value simplicity, speed, and an intuitive interface. Unlike most desktop environments, Razor-qt also works fine with weak machines."
Razor-qt was still in the early stages of development. As of February 2012[update], the environment includes a panel viewer and switcher, a desktop, an application launcher, a settings center, and sessions. These components can be enabled or disabled by the user.
After LXDE developer Hong Jen Yee portedPCManFM to Qt in early 2013, he and other interested developers discussed a potential collaboration with LXDE, another open-source desktop environment with similar software design goals. On 21 July 2013, A representative of the Razor-qt project announced that Razor-qt would merge with LXDE-Qt, the Qt port of LXDE. The first release of the new product, LXQt v0.7.0, was made published on 2014-05-07.