Your little expandable snippet helper.
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Snippet Pixie

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Your little expandable snippet helper.

Save your often used snippets and then expand them whenever you type their abbreviation.

For example:- "spr`" expands to "Snippet Pixie rules!"

Snippet Pixie Edit Screen

Snippet Pixie Welcome Screen

Knonw Issues

  • Only works with accessible applications with simple(ish) text entry
  • Does not work with Electron based apps (probably because they have "very limited" support for ATK on Linux)


  • Automatically add to Startup apps
  • Undo/Redo of snippet edits
  • Export/Import snippets
  • Date/Time placeholders
  • Snippet search
  • Group snippets?
  • Right To Left (RTL) language support
  • Rich text?

Building, Testing, and Installation

You'll need the following dependencies to build:

  • libgtk-3-dev
  • libgee-0.8-dev
  • libsqlite3-dev
  • libibus-1.0-dev
  • libjson-glib-dev
  • meson
  • valac

Run meson build to configure the build environment and then change to the build directory and run ninja test to build and run automated tests

meson build --prefix=/usr 
cd build
ninja test

To install, use ninja install, then execute with com.github.bytepixie.snippetpixie

sudo ninja install