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Old 07-22-2019, 02:07 PM   #1
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Which clipboard manager do you use?


What do you use to manage/view your clipboard, and do you have a keybinding to launch it?

I'm talking about programs like parcellite, clipster, clipman, etc.

I did google, but the selection is honestly kinda overwhelming.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Clipboard

I want to use maim to pipe screenshots into the clipboard and then launch the clipboard manager.

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Old 07-22-2019, 03:47 PM   #2
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I feel throughout desktop histories (varied OS's) clipboard managers has always been a subject.

For me, I cut/copy once and paste once. Or paste what I know to be the last cut/copy as much as I care/need to.

For me, something popping up when I performed a cut/copy was not a style I preferred. However not all managers are invasive and they just store the buffers for you.

To have something retain my cut/copy content is ... possibly helpful, but over time the depth becomes non-necessary to me, so I accept a depth of one. Also over time, even if something I've cut or copied is still in the buffer 2-3 days later, I'm fairly sure I neither know what it is, nor is it any longer of assistance to me.
 
Old 07-22-2019, 04:15 PM   #3
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I feel throughout desktop histories (varied OS's) clipboard managers has always been a subject.

For me, I cut/copy once and paste once. Or paste what I know to be the last cut/copy as much as I care/need to.

For me, something popping up when I performed a cut/copy was not a style I preferred. However not all managers are invasive and they just store the buffers for you.

To have something retain my cut/copy content is ... possibly helpful, but over time the depth becomes non-necessary to me, so I accept a depth of one. Also over time, even if something I've cut or copied is still in the buffer 2-3 days later, I'm fairly sure I neither know what it is, nor is it any longer of assistance to me.
Sadly, I have to echo this sentiment. I've never liked most clipboard managers, as like commented, those that pop up just irritate me. I also have rarely (if ever) needed to go back past the last cut/copy.

So unfortunately, I can't really be of any REAL assistance either.
 
Old 07-22-2019, 07:59 PM   #4
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I use CopyQ but only as a boilerplate text manager. I use alt-c to activate it. This probably doesn't help you.
 
Old 07-22-2019, 11:03 PM   #5
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I have tried a few clipboard managers over the years, but I quickly lost interest in them.

A "Notes" plugin with my browser for text snippets that I frequently reuse meets my needs.
 
Old 07-23-2019, 12:18 AM   #6
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I agree with the others. If I need to keep something while I'm working, I just open a SciTE session and paste it there for further use.
If I think I'll need it sometime in the future, I'll just save the session as a text file.

EDIT: SciTE has a feature where ctrl+d will copy a line, or whatever is highlighted without using the clipboard. I probably use that more than cut/copy&paste

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Old 07-25-2019, 06:28 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by dugan View Post
What do you use to manage/view your clipboard, and do you have a keybinding to launch it?

I'm talking about programs like parcellite, clipster, clipman, etc.

I did google, but the selection is honestly kinda overwhelming.
I'm probably not the best source having always treated the clipboard as a temp buffer with a depth of "1". Having a manager that held multiple items to select while pasting has only been confusing. As a KDE user, I seem to get parselite thrust on me whether I like it or not. I've probably only used it's clipboard history feature once ot twice since discovering it had been installed. I think having too much sitting in the clipboard's memory could be a security issue so when I notice that I haven't done it yet, I shut it down.

If you're using KDE on your desktop I'd go with parselite. It's likely already installed.
 
Old 10-20-2019, 06:04 PM   #8
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The FlameShot/CopyQ pipeline, described here, is what I was looking to set up when I asked this.

My i3 window manager setup
 
Old 10-20-2019, 06:40 PM   #9
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i use this:
https://github.com/KeithDHedger/ClipboardViewer
Can copy and paste text and pics eith using a gui or the cli.
 
Old 10-20-2019, 08:55 PM   #10
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I use none.

I've had them in the past in various OSs and I never found a use for them in my work flow.
 
Old 10-20-2019, 09:37 PM   #11
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The only time I find it useful to temporarily store multiple snippets of text is while coding. For that I use vim's registers. For everything else, pasting the last thing I copied/cut is perfectly sufficient.
 
Old 10-21-2019, 10:24 AM   #12
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I have tried a few clipboard managers over the years, but I quickly lost interest in them.
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If I understand the thread question correctly; I've never had any interest in them to begin with, so I just use the Clipboard that's built into KDE/KDE's "Clipboard" applet (normally I just press CTRL+A then CTRL+C to copy text).

My copying and pasting needs are pretty simple. For screenshots, I'll use whatever screenshotting program comes bundled with KDE and be done with it - so for example, KSnapshot, etc.
 
Old 10-22-2019, 06:42 AM   #13
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I use clipit.
Set it up so I can switch entries from primary to secondary and vice versa.
Couldn't live without it.
 
Old 10-22-2019, 08:00 AM   #14
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I use Parcellite.
 
Old 10-23-2019, 08:06 AM   #15
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When on xfce, I use xfce-clipman-plugin. I don't know if it has keyboard shortcuts. I'm sure it does. If for any reason I don't have clipman preloaded, I will install copyq. That's my preferred one as I know some of the default keystrokes, and it has sane defaults, and is available on all the distros I care about.
 
  


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