Install CopyQ Clipboard Manager 3.2 in Ubuntu 18.04/16.04

CopyQ clipboard manager

CopyQ, an advanced clipboard manager with editing and scripting features, reached 3.2 release a few hours ago with enhancements and various bug-fixes.

CopyQ monitors system clipboard and saves its content in customized tabs. Saved clipboard can be later copied and pasted directly into any application. The latest CopyQ 3.2 features:

  • Add option to close main window when unfocused
  • Add script command type for enhancing scripting API and CLI
  • Add display command type for overriding item display data
  • Add documentation for plugins scripting API
  • Add script function afterMilliseconds()
  • Allow to set global and menu command shortcuts in preferences
  • New icon appearance (Font Awesome 5)
  • Search in icon dialog (just start typing text)
  • Improve scripting API for plugins
  • Show command type with icon in command dialog
  • Allow to set tray and window icon tag
  • Allow to store MIME types with spaces
  • Allow to set negative offsets for notifications
  • Allow to override clipboard handling with script commands
  • Hide vertical scroll bar in text items if not needed
  • Hide main tool bar when internal editor is visible
  • Run scripts safely in client process
  • Omit closing internal editor if item changes
  • Smoother scrolling and item browsing
  • And various bug-fixes.
copyq-mainwindow

How to Install CopyQ 3.2 in Ubuntu:

The developer maintains a PPA repository that contains latest CopyQ packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04 so far.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcuts or by searching ‘Terminal’ from app launcher.
When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hluk/copyq

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter

copyq-ppa

2. Then you can install the latest CopyQ either via Synaptic package manager or by running command:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install copyq

If a previous release was installed, simply launch Software Updater (update manager) to upgrade to software.

Uninstall:

To remove the clipboard manager, use Synaptic or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove copyq

And launch Software & Updates and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab to remove the PPA.

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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