Install Parcellite 1.1.6 Clickboard Manager on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

September 22, 2013 — Leave a comment

Parcellite is a lightweight GTK+ clipboard manager for Ubuntu Linux. The latest version has reached 1.1.6 with updates and bug fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal and Linux Mint as well as the indicator on Unity Desktop.

Changes in version 1.1.6:

  • Fixed Bug #99, Broken CLI functionality. Now looks at XDG_SESSION_COOKIE, XDG_SEAT, and DISPLAY, introduced by multi-user fix.
  • Fixed bug where if fifo are not found in client mode, parcellite segfaults.
  • Apply patch for typo in German translation, patch #30.
  • Updated parcellite.pot (./
  • Changed name of history file from hist.test to history (debug escape). To restore the history, Quit Parcellite, then cd to $HOME/.local/share/parcellite mv hist.test history
  • Added script to generate parcellite.pot & check in file, and gets run before each release from
  • Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation.
  • parcellite-indicator

    Install / Upgrade Parcellite 1.1.6:

    You can get the latest packages from the PPA. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the Parcellite PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rickyrockrat/parcellite-appindicator

    Then update package lists and install the tool as well as the indicator:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install parcellite

    Source code and Debs are also available: source code, non-unity debs: 32-bit | 64-bit, unity debs (libappindicator): 32-bit | 64-bit

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