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CopyQ is an open-source clipboard manager software with editing and scripting features. It monitors system clipboard and saves its content in customized tabs. Saved clipboard can be later copied and pasted directly into any application.

The latest CopyQ 3.3.0 was released earlier today with following changes:

  • Add option for searching numbers in item list and tray menu
  • Use exception instead of return code for exportData()/importData()
  • Draw icon shadow (for internal icon font)
  • Remove support for Qt 4, require Qt >= 5.1.0
  • Fix storing only non-empty clipboard items
  • Fix opening web browser from script with open()
  • Fix exiting clipboard provider process when not needed
  • Fix exportData()/importData() with relative file paths
  • Fix SVG app icon resolution in some panels
  • Fix closing window after a menu is closed and window is unfocused
  • Fix icons for command error notifications
  • Fix warnings when using system icons
  • Linux: Fixes for AppData, desktop and flatpak files
  • OSX: Fix pasting items
  • OSX: Log errors when global shortcut registration fails

CopyQ clipboard manager in Ubuntu 14.04

Install Copyq 3.3.0 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.


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

CopyQ is an advanced clipboard manager available for both Windows and Linux. It allows you to browse, search, and edit clipboard history in text, HTML, images and any other custom format.

The software provides a customizable system tray menu, supports a variety of system-wide shortcuts (e.g. show main window or tray, edit clipboard, copy next/previous, paste as plain text), sorts items in tabs or tree, and provides advanced command-line interface and scripting.

CopyQ clipboard manager in Ubuntu 14.04

The latest 2.4.3 release brings new plugins and a few fixes:

  • Plugin for tagging items
  • Plugins can provide script functions and commands
  • Improved automatic commands execution
  • Fixed gradients, transparency and other style improvements
  • Fixed decryption with newer version of GnuPG
  • Fixes for Qt 5 version

How to Install CopyQ:

Source tarball and installers for Windows, Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, and Fedora are available for download at the github release page:

Download CopyQ clipboard manager

For Ubuntu user, select download the i386.deb for 32-bit system or amd64.deb for 64-bit system. Finally click to open the package with Ubuntu Software Center and install the software:

Install CopyQ

That’s it. For documentation, see the CopyQ wiki page.

CopyQ clipboard manager

CopyQ, an advanced clipboard manager with searchable and editable history, has reached release 2.2.0 which brings some new features, GUI improvements and bug fixes.

As you may know, CopyQ is a cross-platform clipboard manager with support for HTML, images, command line control and more. It runs on Linux, Windows and features:

  • Store text, HTML, images and any other custom format.
  • Customize tray menu.
  • Save items in new tabs.
  • Quickly browse through items (fast navigation, filtering with matched text highlighting).
  • Sort items, create new, remove, copy/paste to different tab.
  • Variety of system-wide shortcuts (e.g. show main window or tray, edit clipboard, copy next/previous item, paste as plain text).
  • Immediately paste to focused window from tray or main window.
  • Fully customizable appearance (colors, fonts, transparency).
  • Advanced command-line interface and scripting.
  • Ignore clipboard copied from some windows or containing some text.
  • Apply custom commands on selected items or automatically when new matching clipboard content is available.

CopyQ clipboard manager ubuntu 14.04

The latest release CopyQ 2.2.0 brings below new features, improvements and bug fixes:

  • Custom system shortcuts for any user command
  • Drag’n’drop items to tabs
  • Options to set position and maximum size for notifications
  • Option to open windows on same desktop
  • Weblate service for translations (
  • Commands input and output is UTF-8 only (this fixes encoding issues on Windows)
  • Scripting engine improvements
  • Various GUI improvements and fixes
  • Fix main window position in various X11 window managers
  • Fix crashing with Oxygen GUI style
  • Fix storing images from clipboard on Windows
  • Various GUI improvements and fixes

How to install:

Check out your system type 32 bit (i386) or 64 bit (amd64) by going to System Settings -> Details. Then download and install the package from:

Download CopyQ

CopyQ 2.0.0

CopyQ is an advanced clipboard manager with searchable and editable history, and with support for text, HTML, images and any other custom format.

CopyQ 2.0.0 was release recently, it features local synchronization, faster tab loading and saving, and more. See the changelog:

  • Synchronize items with files on disk
  • Faster tab loading and saving (data format was changed; only backward compatible)
  • User can limit size of text items
  • Opening external image editor fixed on Windows
  • New logo and website
  • Lot of other fixes

copyq local synchronization

copyq edit history

Install CopyQ in Ubuntu and Other Linux

The installers for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Debian, OpenSUSE, Fedora now are available in

Download the package for your OS and double click to install CopyQ. Once installed, open it from Dash or Menu.

CopyQ website: