Monday, May 21, 2012

Install diodon (clipboard manager) in [X]Ubuntu 12.04 (ppa)

"Diodon is a lightweight clipboard manager for Linux written in Vala which "aims to be the best integrated clipboard manager for the Gnome/GTK+ desktop". It lightweight having a small memory footprint."

Diodon features include Ubuntu indicator, clipboard sync (primary selection and Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V clipboard) and an option to set the clipboard size.

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable -y
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install diodon -y

Just in case you're running Ubuntu (and Unity), you might also want to install the diodon-plugins package which contains the "Unity Lens" plugin that provides access to clipboard history with the unity dash:

sudo apt-get install diodon-plugins -y

Footnotes

  • Run diodon pressing Alt+F2 and type diodon before hitting return
  • Access diodon clipboard history with the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+V (it can be changed in the preferences).
  • Diodon will be added to Xfce session startup program list, however it's not enable. Just open "Session and Startup" settings and enable it (see this if you need help).

References

DIODON: A LIGHTWEIGHT CLIPBOARD MANAGER WITH UBUNTU INDICATOR APPLET SUPPORT

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