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#1 2013-09-16 18:22:37

sexynsmartjenny
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From: New York City
Registered: 2011-12-02
Posts: 130

keep on accidentally clear my clipboard

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.

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#2 2013-09-16 18:58:27

fatmac
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Registered: 2012-11-14
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Re: keep on accidentally clear my clipboard

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.


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#3 2013-09-16 22:07:46

lcafiero
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Re: keep on accidentally clear my clipboard

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.


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#4 2013-09-17 08:23:04

fatmac
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Re: keep on accidentally clear my clipboard

Well, they say you learn something new every day. I didn't know of clipit, (not in the menu).  wink

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.


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#5 2013-09-17 09:06:30

fatmac
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Re: keep on accidentally clear my clipboard

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.  big_smile


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#6 2013-09-17 09:12:25

fatmac
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Re: keep on accidentally clear my clipboard

cat .local/share/clipit/history

(If that is empty, you have lost your clipit history.)

Last edited by fatmac (2013-09-17 09:12:45)


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#7 2013-09-18 10:17:11

RemuN
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Registered: 2013-06-25
Posts: 91

Re: keep on accidentally clear my clipboard

I'm just wondering how the hell you accidentally clear your history? I have to click 3 times to achieve this...

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