I'm looking for a program that saves the recent clipboard items (plain text would be enough) for Ubuntu 14.04.
Thanks for any help !
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Glipper is a clipboard manager, it can be installed from the Software Center.
You can try Keepboard. It is easy to use and seems to be stable and reliable.
CopyQ is awesome advanced Linux clipboard manager. It has tons of valuable features.
$ sudo apt install copyq
And add global shortcut:
Tray icon > Preferences > Shortcuts Tab > Custom Actions and Global Shortcuts.. > Add > Show/hide main window
Diodon is another good option available for both GTK and Unity. Works pretty much like the others in the answers already given. However, you can search your recent 'clips' using Dash.
As at this posting, it supports up to 15.04 - the latest version.
Install it with the follow
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install diodon
If you need the Dash functionality, you'll need a plugin for that.
sudo apt-get install unity-scope-diodon
Super + b to get the Dash scope.
Check out this blog post for more information