How to install Clipboard Daemon for GNOME in Ubuntu

GNOME  is a graphical user interface that is composed of entirely free and open source environment that includes creating software development frameworks, working on the programs that manage application launching, file handling, selecting application software for the desktop and windows and task management. GNOME provides not only the desktop environment which is an attractive and intuitive desktop for users, but also the GNOME development platform that is an extensive framework that builds applications which further integrate into the desktop features. The GNOME puts a heavy emphasis on usability, simplicity and managing work that is to be accomplished. Not only that, it focuses more on freedom to create a desktop environment which can deal in matters concerning re-use of the source code under a free software license. It also makes sure that the desktop can be used by just about anyone, whether he is a hardcore professional in matters related to computers or a general user having the most basic knowledge of computer networks.

A clipboard manager is a computer program which adds functionality to basic clipboard usage and there are two main tasks that are involved in that. One is to store copied data to clipboard, in order to get it pasted after closing the host application of the data and second is making multiple clips from the available history. GNOME also has the basic clipboard manager functionality in gnome settings daemon. It not only preserves the clipboard contents on application close but also supports the freedesktop.org Clipboard manager Specification. It is also possible for different and complex clipboard managers like Glipper, Clipper and Java Based ACM to run in GNOME.

Downloading clipboard Daemon for GNOME in Ubuntu

When something is copied in an application and then you close it, the content of that clipboard is usually lost. That is one of the reasons why people say copying and pasting doesn’t work in Linux. Clipboard Daemon is one such program which saves the content of that particular clipboard even after you close the application where you copied the data from. An example can be illustrated here. Suppose you start AbiWord and then type ‘hello world’ in it. Select the entire text and click on Copy. Then close the application and start gedit. Once you click Paste, pasting will work if ClipBoard Daemon is running, even if nothing happens at that time.

The application is dependent on nothing else but on GTK+ 2. It doesn’t require GNOME.

You need to extract the tarball and go to the source subfolder in order to compile the source code. Then type ‘make’.

If you don’t want to compile, the binary tarball can be downloaded which works on all Linux distributions with GTK+ 2.

You don’t need to follow any installation procedure and can run it by simply typing ‘./clipboard-daemon’. The license for this is GPL.

Keep the content safe without having any fear of losing it. The Clipboard Daemon is a remarkable tool for this purpose.

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