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There are many clipboard managers available.

The first one I used, I found out if messes clipboard history if clipboard contents was multiline - which I found to be very lame and naive

Second one which I use now is also faulty - I wanted recent clipboard content and I found it's not present in history. I deliberately copied piece of text and text is not copied in history so I can't reuse it, although if I select edit clipboard I find the contents that I just copied

Can someone with more experience suggest reliable clipboard manager, with panel icon or indicator icon feature?

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Parcellite, Glipper, Pastie, Klipper and Glippy Have you tried them all? – Uri Herrera Jan 29 '12 at 6:49
I'm asking if experienced users have tried them, (used them for longer period) so I (and potentially others) don't have to spend time to test all of them. – zetah Jan 29 '12 at 6:52
OK. they all have worked for me, but found them redundant for the use i gave to them, so i uninstalled them. – Uri Herrera Jan 29 '12 at 6:57
Both faulty I mentioned are in your list ;) – zetah Jan 29 '12 at 7:00
You should mention which ones are so they are no longer mentioned in further responses – Uri Herrera Jan 29 '12 at 7:14
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I tried Glipper and Parcellite, because they were on the repos. I ended using Diodon because neither of them worked well for me. One of them (I don't remember know which) had a bug that made it copy every single letter from a selection to the clipboard:

If I selected "foo bar" from left to right, I would get "f" "fo" "foo" "foo " "foo b" etc

in the clipboard.

I was using Diodon in 11.04 and I got back to it, even via a third PPA, in 11.10. It works great.

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OK, thanks for answering. I didn't try Diodon, as I'm currently happy with Glippy, and as other commenter also suggested it, I'll mark your answer as accepted – zetah Feb 5 '12 at 14:08

I first installed two managers: Anamnesis and Glippy

Anamnesis had some interesting features, but I dislike it UI window implementation

Then I used Glippy, for a week now, without any issue, and I now recommend it to others who didn't have a chance to try various clipboard managers

To provide promised information:
first one (which makes mess from multiline clipboard) is Glipper
second one (which stalls occasionally, and needs clipboard reset to continue working) is Pastie

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This is one of the best indicator-style applications named CopyQ. It is not in Software center, hence a download link. Runs great in Ubuntu 14.10 so I am surprised nobody have mentioned it.

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  • Supports Windows, OS X and Linux.
  • Store text, HTML, images and any other custom format.
  • Customize tray menu.
  • Save items in new tabs (and groups).
  • Quickly browse through items (fast navigation, filtering with matched text highlighting).
  • Sort items, create new, remove, copy/paste to different tab.
  • Variety of system-wide shortcuts (e.g. show main window or tray, edit clipboard, copy next/previous item, paste as plain text).
  • Immediately paste to focused window from tray or main window.
  • Fully customizable appearance (colors, fonts, transparency).
  • Add notes to items.
  • Advanced command-line interface and scripting.
  • Ignore clipboard copied from some windows or containing some text.
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You can check Keepboard. It's been around for a few years and people were not complaining about its stability...

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