I occasionally clobber whatever I had already copied to the clipboard. It would rock to just be able to keep all of my clipboard history right in front of me.


I use Parcellite. You can install it from Ubuntu repository by doing this command in terminal:

sudo apt install parcellite

There is also Klipper for KDE users.

  • I use klipper with gnome. I can't find a real alternative for klipper in gnome. Nothing more to say simply superb. – aneeshep Nov 16 '10 at 12:57

Try Glipper, in the repositories. I'm assuming you use Gnome.

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    Nope, kubuntu. But I am also interested in venturing out into the nether-realms of WMs like Ion3... – ixtmixilix Sep 27 '10 at 13:45
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    It looks impressive, but I chose parcellite because I'm partial to minimalistic implementations of a single idea. flpsed is another indispensably lightweight program I use (for example). I'd almost always choose these versions over the more full-featured ones. Glipper looks nice though, and I'm sure it's not a bad tool. But if you're editing 5 text files at a time and browsing with 20 tabs open and logged in at 3 terminals, it helps to use stuff that's built from a relatively small number pieces. – ixtmixilix Sep 27 '10 at 14:08
  • Very good point. I wasn't sure what desktop you were running, and Glipper is more suited for Gnome. Glad you found something that works! – gamerchick02 Sep 29 '10 at 22:24
  • Last time in repositories was on Xenial. – Pablo Bianchi Sep 12 '19 at 17:18

I would recommend glippy if you want a clipboard manager that also supports images that were copied.


  • Thanks for the tip. Glippy and Glipper definitely has impressive features. I went with Parcellite in the end because I'm a pretty minimalistic guy, as far as computers go, and don't require image pasting (yet). – ixtmixilix Sep 27 '10 at 14:03

Cairo-Dock have an applet for doing that out of the box.

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