GPaste is quite a sexy pasteboard manager: gpaste

What's the preferred way to install this on Elementary? I've seen some old Ubuntu ppa's for it, but nothing up-to-date. Any solutions that have worked for you?

  • I use glipper and have a nice clipboard icon on my panel.. gpaste does look nice though. Don't forget to add it to auto-start. Feb 5, 2017 at 9:21
  • @BhikkhuSubhuti interestingly I was told that gpaste is in the default Ubuntu repo, so I'm not sure why it's not just showing up there for us...
    – ylluminate
    Feb 6, 2017 at 0:37
  • I just did sudo apt install gpaste and it worked fine. Feb 6, 2017 at 0:56

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I installed gpaste by using the terminal command

sudo apt install gpaste

Then I ran it using synapse which is much better than the slingshot menu It does not show up in the slingshot menu and... You can execute it with the command line by typing the following /usr/lib/gpaste/gpaste/gpaste-ui

Not so elegant.. but it works.

Glipper is better since it works on the panel

  • SERIOUSLY! It's not showing up for me. How crazy is that. Going to have to look into what's going on on this systems dpkg system...
    – ylluminate
    Feb 6, 2017 at 1:07
  • try again. I just added the command line. You mean the repo is not showing up? hmmm I have some ppa, but that would not affect anything. Feb 6, 2017 at 1:10
  • I am not sure how you will get it to show up on the panel. It is meant for gnome panel. glipper is more functional. Feb 6, 2017 at 1:11

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