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What clipboard manager can be used for Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit Unity? I tried Parcellite and Glipper - both not working. Parcellite remains invisible, Glipper crashes.

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Try ClipIt. It works on both Gnome3 and Unity.


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Thanks, clipit works in my Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome, but remains invisible in Unity. Looks like the same problem as with other clipboard managers. –  Alex Farber Nov 4 '12 at 8:31
Are you sure its running? It works in my gnome and unity. On 12.10.. but it doesn't start automatically, you have to start it. –  StuartHa Nov 4 '12 at 9:22
I also found this discussion useful: ubuntu.5.n6.nabble.com/… –  Alex Farber Nov 6 '12 at 15:54

Otherwise try Diodon, which comes with a Unity integration such as an application indicator and a Unity Lens.


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After installing about 20 different Diodon prerequisites, I give up - looks like this project is not ready yet :( –  Alex Farber Nov 6 '12 at 15:47
Were you installing it from the ppa or from source? –  Oliver Sauder Nov 7 '12 at 17:28
I installed it from the ppa, no problem and works perfectly :) –  Emanuele Natale Nov 13 '12 at 15:16
That's a really nice clipboard manager. Thanks! –  Scaine Jan 6 '13 at 0:34
Thanks a lot. Finally a worthy replacement of the old Glipper I've used for years! –  Daniel Holm Mar 18 at 14:45

Parcellite just released a version with appindicator. You can also white list it. Details in 1.1.4 release notes: http://parcellite.sourceforge.net/ ppa for appindicator: https://launchpad.net/~rickyrockrat/+archive/parcellite-appindicator

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Use clip it.

apt-get install clipit
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Keepboard is another one you can give a try.

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