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For those doing copy & paste actions frequently in Ubuntu Linux, GPaste remembers the clipboard history and allows to find them easily via few click.

The clipboard is the place to store the text, image, file path and all the stuff that you last copied (or cut). The content in clipboard will be overwritten once you do another copy & paste action. So, when you trying to find out what you’ve copied earlier, a clipboard manager will be helpful.

Install and Use GPaste:

GPaste is a free open-source clipboard manager that keep a trace of what you’re copying and pasting. It offers an indicator applet in system tray, allows you to search from history, single click to copy to clipboard, so to paste to anywhere as you want. And, a global switch is present to toggle tracking clipboard changes.

By clicking on the home icon in the drop-down menu, it brings up the main app window. There you may do all the functions, including create, edit, and/or delete content from the clipboard history. And, the hamburger icon on header bar allows to change the app settings and keyboard shortcuts.

Install GPaste in Ubuntu Linux:

For Ubuntu with default GNOME desktop, open terminal either by searching from overview screen or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard.

When terminal opens, run command to install the gpaste and extension packages in Ubuntu 18.04 & Ubuntu 20.04:

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions-gpaste

NOTE for Ubuntu 21.04 and Ubuntu 21.10, the package name has changed (removed ‘s’ in ‘extensions’). So command will be:

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-gpaste

Other Linux, such as Fedora may install the clipboard manager via sudo dnf install gnome-shell-extension-gpaste command.

Restart Gnome Shell:

The indicator applet is provided by Gnome Extension, users have to restart GNOME Shell to allow working. To do so, press Alt+F2 key combination on keyboard, type r in pop-up ‘Run a Command’ dialog, and hit Enter.

For Wayland session, you need to log out and back in to restart Gnome Shell.

Enable GPaste Indicator:

Search for and open gpaste from the overview screen will launch the main app window. For the indicator applet, enable it via Gnome Extensions app.

Firstly, open terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard) and install Gnome Extensions app if you don’t have it:

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-prefs

Next, launch ‘Gnome Extensions’ app, scroll down and turn on the slider icon to enable GPaste indicator:

And click on the gear button to change it settings as you like.

That’s all. Enjoy!

CopyQ, free open-source advanced clipboard managing software, released version 3.13.0 with new script function and command line options.

CopyQ 3.13.0 release highlights:

  • New focusPrevious() script function to activate window that was focused
    before the main window.
  • Export now write data to a temporary file before saving.
  • Display command are now also applied on item preview
  • New command line option “tray_menu_open_on_left_click” to check default mouse
    button behavior for tray icon.
  • New command line option “activate_item_with_single_click” to activate items
    with single click.
  • New command line options “filter_regular_expression” and “filter_case_insensitive” to change the item search behavior.
  • New command line option “native_menu_bar” to disable native/global menu bar.
  • Updated icons and various bug-fixes.

How to Install Copyq 3.13.0 in Ubuntu:

The official PPA repository has made the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10.

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.

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 editor released version 3.10.0 a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10.

CopyQ is a free open-source clipboard editor 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.

Changes in CopyQ 3.10.0 include:

  • Use environment variable COPYQ_DEFAULT_ICON=1 to show the original
    application icon.
  • Avoid updating menu unnecessarily
  • Require at least Qt 5.5
  • Use non-native color and font dialogs which fixes showing these in Gnome/Gtk
  • Fix GUI with fractional scaling
  • Improve clipboard/selection synchronization
  • Avoid reading clipboard in parallel in the monitor process

How to Install Copyq 3.10.0 in Ubuntu:

The official PPA repository has made the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 19.10, 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. 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.

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 open-source clipboard manager with editing and scripting features, released version 3.9.3 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

CopyQ 3.9.3 features new loadTheme() script function loads theme from INI file. And there are also following changes in the release:

  • Currently selected item stays on top on PageUp/Down
  • Skips using a command from a disabled plugin
  • Logs information on slow menu filters and display commands
  • Fix taking screenshots on multiple monitors
  • Fix duplicate show/hide tray menu items
  • Fix moving synchronized items to top when activated
  • Performance improvements and other fixes.

How to Install Copyq 3.9.3 in Ubuntu:

The official PPA repository has made the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 19.10, 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. Then 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, 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.