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asked 2015-02-02 10:59:05 -0500

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updated 2015-02-02 13:05:43 -0500

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With each operating system I was working with, I was kind of hoping that at some stage multiple clipboards should be configurable from the system. However, up until now, I just found clipboard managers for Windows and Mac OS X.

Being the most adjustable OS, does Linux (in this case Fedora 21) have the ability to configure a multi-clipboard? Something which works like "Ctrl+C, 1" (to copy into space 1), "Ctrl+V, 2" (to paste from space 2), etc.?

If not, are there good clipboard managers around to use with GNOME? Good as in not only text, but what the default clipboard can manage as well.

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answered 2015-02-02 13:36:51 -0500

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I've been using clipman for quite some time now with good results. By default it saves the last ten things selected (configurable) and the most recent image as well. It also allows you to create shortcuts for various actions if you need them. As far as getting it, it's in the standard repos.

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Clipman seems to be very limited as it appears to be requiring the mouse a lot (something you try to avoid when your fingers are on the keyboard already) and, according to its description, has space for one (1) picture only, other items are presumably (simple?) text (at least file copy/paste operations are not possible). Also, using the default GNOME environment, finding clipman requires me to go to the notification/messages area and click on it. Too many steps for a simple copy'n'paste operation in my eyes.

Phx_01 gravatar imagePhx_01 ( 2015-02-03 08:06:14 -0500 )edit

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