I found the clipboard function in linux super-useful, but the bad thing is that I keep on accidentally hit the clear button. What commands do i do to recover my clipboard. I keep on doing this and it's really annoying.
I don't have a clipboard on my standard #! installation, so I imagine it belongs to another WM/DE, which one are you using (?), it will help some one to help you.
Recover it? I don't know if you can. If you have ClipIt 1.4.1 (which is what comes native with #!), I think there's a box under preferences that will allow you to confirm before clearing history. Because I don't actually use it, I'm assuming that if you click that, it will ask you if you want to delete something and you can say "no" so it doesn't happen in the future.
Well, they say you learn something new every day. I didn't know of clipit, (not in the menu).
According to the man page, if you run it as a daemon, it should 'keep your clipboard and primary contents safe'.
So are you running it as a daemon (?).
When I ran it in a terminal, it said that it couldn't attach to 4 key combinations :-
C-A-h, C-A-a, C-A-p, & C-A-f
Don't know the reason for that, so I am going to investigate if I can find the clipit web site.
So, after a quick look on the website, & a trial & error session with clipit :-
Those key combos do work.
Plus I found what you need!
C-A-p (menu) > 'Preferences' > 'Settings > 'Confirm before clearing history'
That should, hopefully, stop you from deleting your history unintentionally.
(If that is empty, you have lost your clipit history.)
Last edited by fatmac (2013-09-17 09:12:45)