The very first feature listed on this app is:

Shared clipboard: copy and paste between your devices.

In Android 10, Google broke that feature and now the phone can receive clipboard contents from the desktop but not send them to the desktop. The developer appears to have a workaround as the release notes for 1.14 say:

  • Android 10: You can now send the clipboard contents via the notification

but there's no hint how to do that, and the developer email on Google Play doesn't respond.

All of the plugins in the desktop app are turned on except Send notifications (which is for notifications in the opposite direction) and Inhibit screensaver.

In the android app, All KDE Connect notifications is On, Persistent indicator and Allow notification dot are off:


How do you "send the clipboard contents via the notification"?

Bruni's screenshot below is nothing like mine, but leads me to suspect I'm actually missing a plugin (There are actually no listed missing permissions).

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Go to the Notifications of your Android device, find kde connect and click on send clipboard.

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The screenshot is from the phone. This is on KDE Connect 1.17, Android 11, KUbuntu 21.04, but I do not remember a time when it did not work on this phone and it came with android 10.

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  • Surely that's the desktop system. I don't want to send my clipboard to the phone, that Just Works. I want to send my clipboard from the phone to the desktop. If it is on the phone, then … are you saying I need to find that every time I want something copied from my phone to my desktop? That's 80% of the functionality (for me) of KDE Connect gone :-( – Auspex Jun 11 at 14:22
  • You have to allow kdeconnect on the phone to push notifications (in the permissions of android). – Bruni 2 days ago
  • @Auspex that is not the desktop system. It is my phone. this is the way to copy from the phone to the desktop. The reverse is indeed much easier. – Bruni 2 days ago
  • @Auspex You can get used to it, but it is indeed more inconvinient. Unfortunately this is a design change in Android that is not possible to circumvent by kdeconnect developers. It would however probably work in the old way on a rooted android device. – Bruni 2 days ago
  • No, I really don't think I can get used to it. I use KDE Connect to copy files quite irregularly, what I used to use it for very frequently was to Copy my multi-factor authentication to the clipboard and then paste it into my desktop CLI. I definitely have permitted the phone to send notifications -- every time it connects to my desktop, I get a slew of notifications on the desktop -- but I see no option to send the clipboard. – Auspex 3 hours ago

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