How many times did you get annoyed by the fact that text copy using
<Ctrl-c> and middle click do not sync? In my case the answer is too many because I deal a lot with the terminal and select text via mouse selection instead of
<Ctrl-Shift-c>. And how about recovering the link you copied 10 minutes back from an already closed webpage you were browsing? You can do all of this easily with Parcellite – a powerful yet lightweight GTK+ clipboard manager. It has a very small footprint but comes with all the features you will need from a basic clipboard manager:
- Keeps a clipboard history.
- Can manage copy and mouse selection together (with optional sync) or just one of these methods.
- Add actions to run on
<Ctrl-Left>on tray icon.
- Various view options to display items the way you like it.
- Edit options for copied text (like trimming).
- Daemon mode; guard your clipboard contents when you close applications.
- Configurable global hotkeys to display your items quickly.
- Perform custom commands using clipboard contents.
Parcellite is available by default in the Ubuntu repositories. To install, run:
$ sudo apt-get install parcellite