CopyQ Clipboard Manager 3.12.0 Released (Ubuntu PPA)

Last updated: July 13, 2020 — Leave a comment

Advanced clipboard manager CopyQ 3.12.0 was released yesterday with new script function, dark mode improvements, and various bug-fixes.

CopyQ is a free open-source clipboard editor with editing and scripting features. The latest version so far is CopyQ 3.12.0 that features:

  • Unsaved data are now saved whenever application is unfocused
  • Filter field in commands can now modify menu items.
  • Application icon will no longer automatically change when there is an ongoing
  • New preview() script function shows/hides item preview.
  • Use brighter bar for pinned items with a dark theme
  • Improved notification text line wrapping
  • Improved layout when showing many shortcut buttons
  • Fix SSL/TLS errors on Windows.

How to Install Copyq 3.12.0 in Ubuntu:

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

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. Then install CopyQ either via Synaptic package manager or by running commands in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install copyq

Once installed, start the clipboard manager from application menu 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.


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