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CopyQ is a clipboard manager written in Qt that comes with some advanced features, image support, editable history, command line support, keyboard shortcuts and more. The application is available for Linux and Windows.

CopyQ clipboard manager

CopyQ features:
  • configurable history size, number of tray menu items, etc.;
  • editable and searchable clipboard history;
  • keyboard shortcuts for opening the clipboard history, show the tray menu and more;
  • commands: you can define actions or commands when a text copied to the clipboard matches some criteria you set. This can be used for instance to open video player if text copied to the clipboard is an URL with multimedia content and so on;
  • image support: when you copy a selection in GIMP, an image in Shutter (take a screenshot), etc., the image preview is displayed in the tray menu as well as in the clipboard history. This obviously doesn't work if you copy some image file (e.g.: in Nautilus) since that's treated like any other file;
  • command line support: tabs, items, clipboard and configuration can be changed through command line interface;
  • more.
CopyQ clipboard manager
CopyQ clipboard history

CopyQ clipboard manager
CopyQ Commands / actions

Also, since the application is written in Qt, the tray icon/menu is automatically converted to an AppIndicator so you can use CopyQ in Unity without having to whitelist it to be able to use the notification area. If you don't get an AppIndicator for CopyQ, install the "sni-qt" package.

Install CopyQ in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 and 12.04 users can install CopyQ by using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install copyq

Arch Linux users can install CopyQ via AUR (also available: copyq-git)

For other Linux distributions, get the CopyQ source code from GitHub or Google Code (here you'll also find Windows binaries).

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