When we use the copy feature (Ctrl+C) on Ubuntu, the copied data (files, documents, etc.) are stored temporarily in the clipboard so as to be pasted on another application or document. These data will not be removed unless you copy new files or turn off your computer.

If you want an easy tool for managing data copied to clipboard, you can try ClipIt, which is a lightweight clipboard manager that has all necessary functions to allow a user to manage copied files. ClipIt can be used smoothly in Ubuntu, especially with the Unity interface. Here are some of CliPIt features:

  • GTK+ and Unity support
  • Save history of recent copied files
  • Add actions
  • Hotkey support, etc.

To install CliPIt on Ubuntu 11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04, run these commands in the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shantzu/clipit
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clipit

You can then start ClipIt via the dash:

Its icon will be displayed in the system tray, click it to start managing the Ubuntu clipboard.

The latest version for ClipIt currently available is 1.4.4:

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