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ClipIt is a lightweight GTK+ clipboard manager.

Project website:

ClipIt - Lightweight GTK+ Clipboard Manager

Copyright (C) 2010-2019 by Cristian Henzel

Copyright (C) 2011 by Eugene Nikolsky

forked from parcellite, which is

Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Gilberto "Xyhthyx" Miralla

How to compile and install clipit


  • gtk+ >= 2.10.0 (>= 3.0 for gtk+3)
  • xdotool - for automatic paste functionality
  • intltool

On Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install build-essential git automake xdotool autoconf intltool autopoint gtk+-3.0

Download the clipit source code, then:

tar zxvf clipit-x.y.z.tar.gz
cd clipit-x.y.z
sudo make install

Build using meson:

meson build -Dwith-gtk3=true
cd build
sudo ninja install  

PPA builds

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:afelinczak/ppa


Default keybindings:

Action Key combination
History Ctrl + Alt + h
Actions Ctrl + Alt + a
Menu Ctrl + Alt + p
Search Ctrl + Alt + f
Offline mode Ctrl + Alt + o
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