I'm looking for a clipboard manager that integrates well with Pantheon desktop. Can someone make any recommendation?

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Do you mean integrate well with Pantheon-desktop ?
I have been using Glipper for quite some time now. It's working fine.

sudo apt-get install glipper

Go ahead. Try it out.

  • My mistake! Fixed. Yes, I've already installed glipper but I see no trace of it in wingpanel despite I've rebooted.That's why I meant with the good integration.
    – dvilela
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 17:30
  • Ok, I see I can launch it from the terminal.
    – dvilela
    Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 17:31
  • Add it to your startup programs list in Applications section in Settings Commented Dec 19, 2016 at 17:42
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    $ sudo apt-get install glipper [...] E: Unable to locate package glipper so it seems like it is no longer part of the distribution :-(
    – silverdr
    Commented Oct 20, 2021 at 15:45

You can use "Clippy" docklet in the dock (Plank).

Open Plank preferences by pressing Ctrl and right/secondary clicking on Plank (or just run plank --preferences in the Terminal) and go to Docklets tab.

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Drag and drop Clippy icon to the dock. Right-click on it will open simply clipboard manager.

  • Thank you, this is clean! In my opinion as long the stock app is good, I will try to love that one, sometime storage are precious for dual boot OS :D
    – ksugiarto
    Commented May 4, 2017 at 5:04
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    Is there any way to use Clippy with some keyboard shortcut?
    – mnj
    Commented Jan 20, 2021 at 18:00

I recommended this one, my favorite clipboard manager for elementary https://appcenter.elementary.io/com.github.davidmhewitt.clipped.desktop


There is also Clipped which you can install directly from the App Center.

  • I don't see it. I see just a 10 $ app called Clips :)
    – cipricus
    Commented Dec 6, 2021 at 11:20
  • Try compiling from the source. I did and worked :) Just follow the instruction in Clipped Repo. You may need to install some packages. Commented Dec 9, 2021 at 13:36

For elementary OS 6 users that want to use Clipped, you need to compile and install it directly from the source code.

The compile and install steps are easy as follow:

  1. sudo apt install meson libgtk-3-dev valac libsqlite3-dev libgee-0.8-dev
  2. git clone https://github.com/davidmhewitt/clipped
  3. cd clipped
  4. meson build --prefix=/usr
  5. cd build
  6. ninja
  7. sudo ninja install

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