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CopyQ, open-source clipboard manager with editing and scripting feature, released version 3.9.1 today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu.

CopyQ 3.9.1 release highlights:

  • Commands are moved to a separate configuration file “copyq-commands.ini”.
  • Horizontal tabs in the configuration dialog were replaced with a list of sections so it’s possible to view all of the sections even in a smaller window.
  • New option hide_main_window_in_task_bar can be set using copyq config hide_main_window_in_task_bar true.
  • New logs() script function prints application logs.
  • New clipboardFormatsToSave() script function allows to override clipboard
    formats to save.
  • Some hidden options can be modified using config() script function.
  • Font sizes in items and editor are limited to prevent application freeze.
  • Application icons are cached so as to avoid creating icons for the snip
    animation again.
  • And various bug-fixes.

How to Install Copyq 3.9.1 in Ubuntu:

The official PPA repository has made the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Linux Mint 18.x, 19.x.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) from application menu and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hluk/copyq

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. After added the PPA repository, install CopyQ either via Synaptic package manager or by running commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install copyq

Once installed, start the clipboard manager from application menu and you’ll see the icon in system tray area.

Uninstall:

To remove the software, either use Synaptic package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove copyq

To remove PPA repositories, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

CopyQ, advanced clipboard manager with editing & scripting feature, released version 3.8.0 with new script functions and performance improvements.

CopyQ 3.8.0 release highlights:

  • Custom settings from scripts now saved in “copyq-scripts.ini”.
  • New script functions onStart and onExit
  • New script functions pointerPosition and setPointerPosition
  • New script callback onClipboardUnchanged
  • Detect encoding for other text formats.
  • Clipboard dialog opens much faster and retrieves clipboard data only when
    needed.
  • Faster app start, smaller memory footprint.
  • FakeVim improvements and many bug-fixes.

How to Install Copyq 3.8.0 in Ubuntu:

The official PPA repository has made the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and Linux Mint 18.x, 19.x.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) from application launcher and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hluk/copyq

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. After added the PPA repository, install CopyQ either via Synaptic package manager or by running commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install copyq

Once installed, start the clipboard manager from application launcher and you’ll see the icon in system tray area.

Uninstall:

To remove the software, either use Synaptic package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove copyq

To remove PPA repositories, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

CopyQ clipboard manager 3.7.0 was released a few hours ago with enhancements and many bug-fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.10.

CopyQ 3.7.0 release highlights:

  • New option to show notes beside item content
  • Removed option to show icon instead of notes
  • Only plain text is Copied/Pasted from menu if Shift key is pressed
  • Customizable shortcut for Item context menu
  • Remove unmaintained Data plugin (can be replaced with a script)
  • Allow to set icon to tab groups in tree view
  • Allow export even if a tab group or an unloaded tab is selected
  • Automatic commands are no longer run in clipboard monitor context
  • Omit aborting monitor by calling abort() from automatic commands
  • Omit aborting automatic commands by changing configuration
  • Updated icons (Font Awesome 5.4.2)
  • Various bug-fixes
  • X11: Faster and safer clipboard checking and synchronization
  • X11: Prioritize checking clipboard before selection

Install Copyq 3.7.0 in Ubuntu:

The official PPA repository has made the latest packages for all current Ubuntu releases and their derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) from application launcher and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hluk/copyq

Input your password (no asterisks feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. After added the PPA repository, install CopyQ either via Synaptic package manager or by running commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install copyq

Once installed, start the clipboard manager from application launcher and you’ll see the icon in system tray area.

Uninstall:

To remove the software, either use Synaptic package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove copyq

To remove PPA repositories, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

CopyQ clipboard manager 3.6.0 was released today with some new features, performance improvements, and various bug-fixes.

CopyQ 3.6.0 release highlights:

  • Invoking search with a shortcut reuses last search expression
  • Exiting from search (ESC) doesn’t unselect found item
  • COPYQ_SETTINGS_PATH environment variable overrides default config path
  • Merge top item with same new clipboard text
  • Check clipboard after start
  • Animate app icon when a clipboard changes or a client calls some functions
  • Use gpg for encryption if gpg2 is unavailable
  • Faster tray and context menu updates
  • Close dialog() after client process exits
  • Display system, arch and compiler info when using version()
  • Tests are about 2x faster
  • Updated icons (Font Awesome 5.3.1)
  • And various bug-fixes.

Install Copyq 3.6.0 in Ubuntu:

The official PPA repository has made the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and their derivatives..

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) from application launcher and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hluk/copyq

Input your password (no asterisks feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. After added the PPA repository, install CopyQ either via Synaptic package manager or by running commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install copyq

Once installed, start the clipboard manager from application launcher and you’ll see the icon in system tray area.

Uninstall:

To remove the software, either use Synaptic package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove copyq

To remove PPA repositories, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

CopyQ, an advanced clipboard manager with editing and scripting features, reached the 3.5.0 release a few hours ago.

CopyQ 3.5.0 release highlights:

  • Icon for global shortcuts in Shortcut configuration tab
  • Simpler icons (smaller installation footprint)
  • Faster copying and pasting from the application
  • Faster and simpler invocation for commands run automatically
  • More compact Process Manager dialog
  • Scriptable function select() waits for clipboard to be set
  • Image masks for colorizing icons (“icon-mask” and “icon-busy-mask”)
  • Improved logging and updated icons (Font Awesome 5.0.13)
  • X11: Faster clipboard/selection synchronization
  • And various bug-fixes.

Install Copyq 3.5.0 in Ubuntu:

The software has an official PPA repository that contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04 so far.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal from application launcher and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hluk/copyq

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. After added the PPA repository, install CopyQ either via Synaptic package manager or by running commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install copyq

Once installed, start the clipboard manager from application launcher and you’ll see the icon in system tray area.

Uninstall:

To remove the software, either use Synaptic package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove copyq

To remove PPA repositories, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.