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How to put gpaste with the "right box" of dash-to-panel?

Before I formatted my pc, I had the gpaste installed on my ubuntu and it was displaying normally on the dash-to-panel. After resistalling ubuntu I installed gpaste, I can open it as a standalone ...
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Lost clipboard notifications after upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04

Hello I had some clipboard manager installed that always showed content of what I was copying as pop up notification in lower right corner. After upgrade to 22.04 I lost that extremely useful ...
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Updates broke GPaste clipboard manager

The latest Ubuntu 20.04.4LTS updates (done late yesterday) seem to have broken my clipboard manager, GPaste v3.36.3. GPaste now appears to start but does not respond and displays nothing when queried....
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How to listen in or Wait on or Poll the clipboard in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to listen to / Wait on/ poll the ubunut clipboard --> (Ctrl+ C) or Copy function from the context menues and excute a command if and only when a text is coppied into keyboard? Can ...
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copyQ global shortcut

I am using copyQ as the clipboard manager and it works fine with all other environment EXCEPT, when I am writing in Gummi (A Latex editor), it doesn't work according to its show/hide window keyboard-...
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Is there a clipboard (copy and paste) manager with stack or ring hotkey functionality?

I'm looking for a clipboard manager (of which I know there are many like ClipIt, CopyQ, etc) but I'm looking for something specific: I want to be able to copy multiple items separately (which will put ...
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CopyQ global shortcut not working on Ubuntu 21.04

CopyQ clipboard manager global shortcut to show/hide main window does not work on Ubuntu 21.04 (doesn't work under Wayland windows manager)
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CopyQ Window visible on ALT+TAB

Since some days CopyQ is visible if I use ALT+TAB: This was different in the past. I think it does not make sense to show this window. You usually use a shortcut to open the clipboard manager. How to ...
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dwm window manager on VmWare Player - no copy-paste between host and guest

I run ubuntu on VMWare Player on windows and I have my custom dwm window manager. Using GPaste as a clipboard manager. The clipboard copy-paste is not working between guest and host, when I switch to ...
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Diodon visible on "ALT+TAB"?

Since some days the handy clipboard manager Diodon is always visible if I use Alt+TAB. This was not the case in the past. I would like to not see the preview, when I switch between windows. How to ...
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Copied filenames prefixed with `x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file://`

Whenever I copy-paste a file path I get this: x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file://<file-path> instead of just <file-path>
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How to export copyq clipboard history to a file?

According to CopyQ documentation, I can use copyq exportData FILENAME to export the clipboard history from copyq. However, the histoy file is something like this: \00\00\00CopyQ v2\00\00\00\00&\...
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windows like clipboard manager for linux?

is there a windows like clipboard manager available for Linux with shortcut Mod+v which pops on mouse context menu also it should support images in clipboard?
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How to quickly delete entries from parcellite history

Is it possible to quickly delete an element from the Parcellite history? <Ctrl><Alt>H opens the history, and I can arrow down to certain entries, but Del does not delete them. This ...
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Kubuntu -- text snippets or clipboard manager with sticky (static) items

I am currently using the default clipboard manager of Kubuntu 19.10, I believe it is called Klipper. AFAIK it does not support sticky (static) items. I installed Clipit from the Software center but ...
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Two clipboards possible?

It seems like I have two clipboards in Ubuntu? Text piece one: copy/insert via mouse context menu Text piece two: copy/insert via ctrl+c / shift+insert How comes and where are configuration options ...
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How to make copyq default in KDE Kubuntu and replace Klipper?

I'm new to (K)ubuntu. How do I turn off the Default clipboard manager (Klipper) in KDE and make copyq default.
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How to disable Clipboard in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

Is there a way to disable the clipboard completely? The goal is to block the usage of right Click Copy / Paste along with Ctrl+c / Ctrl+v in a restricted desktop environment. Searched for a quite a ...
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Using paste function from a clipboard manager while renaming a file inline using a file manager

I am using KDE Plasma 5.12.7 on Kubuntu 18.04 (for details of my system configuration, see below). I would like a clipboard manager and a file manager that would together allow me to rename files, ...
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Sharing the same clipboard with windows

I run Ubuntu and Windows 10 machines. Is it possible somehow share same clipboard contents. Not keyboard and mouse sharing - just clipboard.
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Where is the documentation for clipit hiding?

man clipit for Ubuntu says nothing about useful stuff like ctl-alt-f for find in history, ctl-alt-p and ctl-alt-h. There are no help widgets, and my system displays no task bar icon. Where is the ...
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Clipit Hotkeys Stop Working Whenever System Goes into Powersavig Mode

In Ubuntu 18.04, the hotkeys in Clipit (e.g., Cntl-Alt-H for History) stop working after the system goes into Powersaving mode (and maybe stop working at other times, too). If I then go into ClipIt's ...
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Copy/paste manager in system tray for Ubuntu 18.04

Are there any copy/paste managers (for tracking copy history) which integrate nicely in system tray on Ubuntu 18.04?
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Clipboard Manager: avoid password getting stored in history

I use the clipboard manager diodon, but I think this problem is relevant to all clipboard managers on Ubuntu. If I copy a password from keepass (the tool I use to manage my passwords), then the ...
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xfce4-clipman actions don't work

I've defined the following action in xfce4-clipman: Name: my_action Pattern: works Commands: Name: my_command Command: /usr/bin/touch /tmp/my_file I expect that when I highlight the single "works" ...
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Location of the clipboard history managed by Klipper

Where does Klipper store the clipboard history? I'm using Kubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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A clipboard manager that also supports images?

Most clipboard managers I found only support text to be stored in their clipboard history. Can someone please recommend me one that also stores images?
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Can I get visual feedback from copying wth Ctrl+C?

Lots of times I need to Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert) multiple times to copy something. I would appreciate visual feedback that says "a new thing has been copied" or something like that. Is there someway to ...
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Cannot copy, would hang every time I do Ctrl+C

Recently I cannot copy. Every time I select a text and Ctrl+C it, the process would hang and eventually crash. I even tried with a clipboard manager (qlipper, xfce4-clipman, clipit) but none of them ...
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ClipIt keeps synchronizing primary selection with Ctrl+C even after closed/disabled, how to fix?

ClipIt keeps synchronizing primary selection (mouse selection auto copy to clipboard) with Ctrl+C (so the primary is overwriting ctrl+c one!) even after closed/disabled, how to fix? I am not being ...
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Paste as plain text using a clipboard manager

I need a global solution for paste as plain text function in my Ubuntu 16.10 system. I know CopyQ has this ability but I want to use a clipboard manager which is FOSS and which can be installed from ...
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Copy and paste clipboard history selectively [duplicate]

Is there a way (I know this is very specific but hang with me) to press Ctrl+v+1 to copy the last thing on your clip board and Ctrl+v+2 for the thing after that and so on and so forth? I know that ...
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How to create "static items" in clipit?

There are a few Q&As about clipit on this site, but information about how to use some of its features remains elusive. The documentation speaks of being able to maintain and use a list of "...
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Clipboard Manager for Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 [duplicate]

I'm looking for an application that can copy two or more items and then I can choose one of them to paste. Indeed, it should work on terminal.
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Diodon not working after upgrade to 16.04

Diodon does not open any more after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. If I start diodon from the shell, I see these error message each time I press ctrl-alt-v: (diodon:20112): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: ...
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What tool adds unlimited clipboard and searchable retrieval?

In OS X, the Alfred Powerpack lets users search and retrieve from their clipboard history for a while. Albert, the Alfred lookalike for Linux, doesn't appear to have that feature. What tools will let ...
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How to bring back Clipit's online Mode?

I'm not able to bring clipit back from offline mode to online I can't find any proper documentation
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Recover clipboard after shutdown or system failure/freeze

My computer just froze and I was forced to reboot. Is there any hope for recovering the text I had copied prior to the failure? E.g. in logs If not, what are my options for accessing the clipboard ...
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Diodon not launching at startup

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04 and I have Diodon set to start automatically (under Session and Startup, I go to the 'Application Autostart' tab and I've made sure that the box for "Diodon (GTK+ ...
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Clipit's Offline Mode?

The version of the Clipit applet in 14.04's repos has an "offline mode" option. It is not really clear what it does, as Clipit seems to lack support for any Pastebin site. Any ideas?
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How to get multiple clipboards

I have been using Ubuntu for some time, but still haven't found what would be the most useful thing for me, a way of having multiple clipboards. So is there any software out there at all, or a built-...
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Does ClipIT help to track data's source and destination?

I know that ClipIt saves history of last copied items. My questions are: Is there a way to know what is the source and destination of each copied item ? If not, is there other clipboard manager ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Clipboard Manager?

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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Mouseless Clipboard Manager

There are a lot of clipboard managers available, but I search one which can be used without using the mouse. Has someone a recommendation for me?
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Weird behavior of Copyq top panel icon?

I use copyq as my clipboard manager and it works fine, but whenever I try to cleaned my system using BleachBit(as normal user) top bar icon changes like below image and most of time when i click that ...
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Parcellite menu appears at startup

The menu appears when Parcellite is started. This happens at boot-up and if I start it using the Dash button. See animated GIF below. I've removed and re-installed Parcellite. I've also deleted ~/....
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How do I give myself fast access to pasting some common strings?

I often find myself pasting the same strings into the browser (I have a youtube channel, and at the end of the videos I constantly post the same links: channel URL, website, email, introductory video, ...
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Is there any way to check the clipboard History without external app? [duplicate]

Is there anyway for me to look at the history of the contents of the clipboard? I had a rather large SVN patch, that has unfortunately been wiped due to a careless copy of a URL, before pasting the ...
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Clipboard manager with favorites feature?

I am looking for a clipboard manager with favorites feature. That is, I should be able to star or mark some clipboard items as favorites. These items should never be removed from the clipboard history....
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macro to paste pre-configured text

I am looking to avoid ever typing in my email address again. Is there a way to configure a key to paste some pre-set bit of text like my email. I'd like this to work across all applications ideally. ...
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