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Thread: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

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    HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    Normally, when you copy something in an X application and you close it, the content of the clipboard is lost. This is probably one of the biggest reasons why people keep saying that copy & paste in Linux "doesn't work".

    GNOME Clipboard Daemon is a program that keeps the content of your X clipboard in memory, so the clipboard won't get lost even after you close the application you copied from. It's a daemon - it has no GUI. You start it and it'll run in the background and Just Work(tm).

    To set this up under Ubuntu:

    1. Download binary from http://members.chello.nl/~h.lai/gnome-clipboard-daemon/
    2. Extract archive
    3. sudo cp gnome-clipboard-daemon /usr/bin
    4. Computer > Desktop Preferences > Sessions, flip to Startup Programs tab.
    5. Add /usr/bin/gnome-clipboard-daemon to startup programs.
    6. Log out, saving your session
    7. Log back in, enjoy a behaving clipboard.
    --dare2dreamer

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    Re: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    A godsend! When I first installed ubuntu in September, I didn't know much about linux at all, (and I didn't know that if you copied something and then closed the app, it would disappear) so this is the savior of my day. I wish I knew this existed about 2.5 months ago.
    ls -Rla | wc -l

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    Re: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    Yeah, I'm secretly hoping some Ubuntu development decision-maker allows this to be added to the default installation.

    For the miniscule amount of overhead it needs, this seems like a really beneficial addition that fits right into the Ubuntu "it just works" philosophy.
    --dare2dreamer

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    Re: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    I've been using this for a long time now. It is ESSENTIAL!

    Ubuntu should really look into making this into Hoary and starting it up when an xsession starts just like numlockx does.

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    Re: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    Quote Originally Posted by spartas
    I didn't know that if you copied something and then closed the app, it would disappear.


    I take it you came from the Windows world.

    Great tip, dare2dreamer.

    It's going into my "install-history" log so that I have a step-by-step guide to getting my machine back to a previous state if and when I have to completely rebuild my system. It's now over 300 lines.

    -Wally

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    Talking Re: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    Great aplication!!! =D>

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    Re: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    This MUST go into the default installation.

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    Re: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    That's a BRILLIANT idea. I wish I'd been doing that for years.

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    Re: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    You may need to change the Priority to 60 or 70 when you add it to your startup windows session, otherwise the gnome welcome screen may hang.

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    Re: HOWTO Beat your clipboard into submission.

    Really? I've had it at priority 50 (default when you add an application to startup session) and its never given me a lick of trouble.

    Out of curiousity, what might it conflict with?
    --dare2dreamer

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