CopyQ clipboard manager

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CopyQ clipboard manager

#1 Post by Midas » Wed May 07, 2014 1:45 pm

In the era of the clipboard manager, everyday you find one. :)

Here's CopyQ, a Qt based, multi-platform (Windows, MacOS, and Linux), OSS offering that appears to be portable on Windows (stealth status unchecked!) -- settings from the zip version are kept in a 'config' sub-folder (FreewareFiles.com also lists a prior version as portable, see http://www.freewarefiles.com/CopyQ-Port ... 88209.html).
Check the homepage at http://hluk.github.io/CopyQ/ for more info. CopyQ current Windows version (v2.1.0) can be downloaded from Sourceforge, at http://sourceforge.net/projects/copyq/ ("Browse all files" and download the zipped package).
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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#2 Post by I am Baas » Thu May 22, 2014 7:04 pm

Tested copyq-2.1.0-windows

Settings in copyq-2.1.0-windows\copyq-2.1.0-windows\config\copyq

but also ...

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Copyq\Copyq
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Copyq\Copyq-bak\Commands
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Copyq\Copyq-bak\Options
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Copyq\Copyq-bak\Plugins
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Copyq\Copyq-bak\Shortcuts
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Copyq\Copyq-bak\Theme
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Copyq\Copyq-bak

plus...

Trolltech keys in the registry.
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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#3 Post by Midas » Fri May 23, 2014 5:20 am

Bummer. :(

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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#4 Post by webfork » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:35 pm

Tested this out recently and very impressed.

Good
  • Supports some good looking color schemes (I like the "dark" theme), 14 world languages, GPG encryption, images, has a directory sync so you could set it up to work with DropBox or something similar.
  • Has some very interesting commands available to execute or open a particular bit of text. I'm very interested to see what this can do.
  • Lots of great command-line options for potential automation.
Bad
  • Even above the portability issue is that it doesn't have a global shortcut (like CTRL+SHIFT+X for ClipCube and CTRL+SHIFT+Z for ArsClip) so the program has to actually be opened via the taskbar before you can interact with it. This is a real problem for a clipboard program that needs to work over top of other programs.
Also writes files in the included tabbed editor to AppData. Might contact the dev about portability and the global hotkey if I come back to this.

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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#5 Post by Midas » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:29 am

CopyQ v2.4.0 released (changelog at http://github.com/hluk/CopyQ/blob/master/CHANGES).

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#6 Post by webfork » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:19 pm

Looks like they fixed some Windows issues so I guess I gotta check this out again.

Update: appears to be portable! (Stealth unknown; didn't test Qt registry stuff. Saves settings to /config. Moving to Submission ...

Update 2: still no global shortcut. Sigh. The encrypt function is also very confusing, alternately requiring and then not requiring GPG. Not much in the way of documentation. This review is still accurate: http://www.softwarecrew.com/2014/04/cop ... d-manager/

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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#7 Post by hluk » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:41 am

Hi, Author of CopyQ here. Let me clear few things.

Application is portable only if it's installed in a folder where it has write access. That's usually where you unpack the portable zip archive (but not under "Program Files" which is default install location with the official installer).

Global shortcuts are supported. You can set them by pressing F6 key in main window (or from "Commands/Global Shortcuts" menu item under "File" menu). Some useful frequent shortcuts and commands can be added using the "Add" button. It's still a bit clumsy but you can write any command you want and assign custom global shortcut.

I actually don't like unnecessary or long documentation for applications -- I never have the patience to read it. I'm trying to make the interface to be self-explanatory so that user can gradually learn how to use it.

Anyway, bits and pieces of documentation can be found here.

The app is still under active development so be patient.

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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#8 Post by I am Baas » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:13 am

Tested copyq-2.4.1-windows

Settings in copyq-2.4.1-windows\copyq-2.1.0-windows\config\copyq

Creates a key at [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\copyq\copyq]
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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#9 Post by I am Baas » Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:57 am

CopyQ v2.4.4 is available.

https://github.com/hluk/CopyQ/blob/master/CHANGES

Settings in Application folder but also writes an empty key to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\copyq\copyq plus the usual Trolltech junk keys to the registry.
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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#10 Post by smaragdus » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:06 am

CopyQ 2.4.5 has been released.

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#11 Post by smaragdus » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:30 pm

CopyQ 2.4.7 has been released, changes:
v2.4.7
- Separate dialog for command help
- Added scriptable function visible() to check main window visibility
- Linux: Install bitmap icons for menus
- Linux: Install AppData file
- Allow to search for specific MIME types stored in items
- Menu items and customizable shortcut for cycling item format
- Fixed icon alignment
- Fixed moving tabs with Qt 5
- Fixed overriding socket file path (Linux and OS X)
- Fixed "Paste as Plain Text" command (Windows and OS X)
- Fixed tab tree layout and changing icons for tab groups
- Fixed URL encoding

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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#12 Post by smaragdus » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:44 am

CopyQ 2.4.9 released, changes:
v2.4.8
- New command to show main window under mouse cursor or at a position with custom size
- Hide clipboard content when "application/x-copyq-hidden" is "1"
- "Copy next/previous item" command waits for clipboard to be set
- Fixed updating window title and tray tool tip on X11
- Fixed modifying multiple commands in Command dialog
- Fixed implicit date to string conversions
v2.4.9
- Added new light theme
- Added scriptable function focused() to test main window focus
- Customizable shortcuts for tab navigation
- Extended item selection
- Fixed tab expiration and updating context menu
- Fixed passing text to command from action dialog

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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#13 Post by smaragdus » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:32 am

CopyQ at version 2.6.0, changes:
v2.5.0
- Smarter tab name matching (ignore key hints '&')
- Fixed omit passing global shortcuts to widgets
- Fixed autostart option on Ubuntu
- Fixed window geometry saving and restoring
- Fixed reading binary input on Windows
- Fixed clearing configuration
v2.6.0
- Show item notes in tray and window title
- Removed broken console executable on Windows
- Dutch translation
- Added env() and setEnv() to access and modify environment variables
- Access shortcut which activated command
- Fixed closing the application at shutdown on Windows
- Fixed some global shortcuts on Windows
- Fixed capturing some shortcuts
In version 2.6.0 Commands/Global shortcuts don't work for me, this problem doesn't appear in version 2.5.0.

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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#14 Post by billon » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:21 am

Version 2.6.1
- Moved configuration from registry on Windows
- Fixed shortcuts on Windows
- Fixed window geometry restoring
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Re: CopyQ clipboard manager

#15 Post by smaragdus » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:02 pm

In version 2.6.0 Commands/Global shortcuts don't work for me, this problem doesn't appear in version 2.5.0.
I contacted the developer and it turned out that the problem with shortcuts affected only the function keys. He fixed it and now version 2.6.1 works just fine.

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