1. Install the following dependencies:
Distro List of dependencies
Arch Linux git qt5-base qt5-multimedia xorg noto-fonts-emoji polkit ttf-opensans make alsa-utils kwindowsystem5 python3 xcompmgr upower
Debian 11+ / Ubuntu 22.04+ git g++ qtbase5-dev qtmultimedia5-dev xorg fonts-noto-color-emoji make alsa-utils libkf5windowsystem-dev python3 xcompmgr libxkbcommon-x11-dev policykit-1 curl upower
Fedora 36 git qt5-qtbase-devel qt5-qtmultimedia-devel xorg-x11-server-Xorg google-noto-emoji-fonts make alsa-utils kf5-kwindowsystem-devel xcompmgr upower
  1. Run plainInstaller

(as user)

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"


(as root)

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

This script will install all plainDE components (plainBase, plainPanel, plainControlCenter, plainAbout, plainArtwork)

  1. Add plainPanel to window manager’s autostart

Openbox: Create file ~/.config/openbox/autostart and append plainPanel &

Note. Mint-Y or Mint-L is a recommended icon pack (We use a few Mint-Y only icons).