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Like we told you a while back, Pastie - a simple clipboard manager that makes use of the AppIndicator in Ubuntu - got an amazing new feature: it can now keep track of any file type (including images) as you can see in the screenshot above.

But that was a testing version only, which is now all grown up and available in the Pastie official PPA.

The version in the PPA also fixes an important memory leak bug in the testing version we posted a while back so it's important to upgrade to this version!

Other new features Pastie 0.5.2 (stable) since the last stable version:
  • it's very easy to use a custom icon for Pastie: simply place the icon you want Pastie to use in the ~/.pastie/ folder. The icon must be renamed to "pastie.svg" ("svg" can be any other kind of usable type of image). You can find an Elementary icon here, and mono icons here.
  • you can launch the Pastie preferences dialog using a keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + P.

pastie preferences

As you can see, there are no new features compared to the testing Pastie 0.5 version, but like I said, it is highly recommended you add the PPA and upgrade to the latest Pastie!

Update: yet another update came to Pastie this morning, modifying the way the files are displayed: the file is now placed at the beginning of the row, with the path following it. Also, the files have an icon so you can easily distinguish between copied files and text:


Install Pastie 0.5.2 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hel-sheep/pastie && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install pastie

An "apt-get upgrade" is required because the Pastie PPA now comes with an updated indicator-application package which brings some improvements to the memory leak issue in Pastie (which seems to be related to the indicator-application package).