Parcellite: A Lightweight Clipboard For Linux Mint


Parcellite is a lightweight clipboard manager for Linux Mint which can store a list of items that are copied and pasted (like text, weblinks and more) and can be retrieved when needed.

To install it in Linux Mint, open the Terminal and type:

sudo apt install parcellite

installing Parcellite in Linux Mint

It will be available from the Accessories menu once installed. (This example uses Linux Mint 19 Xfce)

Parcellite installed and available in Accessories

Click on it to enable it. The Parcellite icon will now be visible in the panel.

Parcellite panel icon

As you copy-paste various items, they will be added to the history list in Parcellite. To access these clipboard items, left-click on the Parcellite icon (or use Ctrl+Alt+H) and click on them.

list of clipboard items in Parcellite

Then copy-paste them again wherever needed. You can also access the clipboard by clicking on Edit Clipboard.

editing Parcellite clipboard

Parcellite can also save the existing history as a text file. To do that right-click on the icon from the panel and choose Save As.

saving Parcellite clipboard history

Then save the text file.

default text file for Parcellite clipboard history

The list of clipboard items will be available in this file.

Parcellite clipboard history text file

Also, you can configure hotkeys and how the clipboard items appear from Preferences. This is accessed by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Preferences.

accessing Parcellite preferences

The Behavior section is for choosing how many clipboard items to remember, the order in which they are displayed, whether to only save hyperlinks to clipboard and so on.

configuring behavior settings in Parcellite

The Actions tab is for customizing the shortcut keys for Parcellite icon in the system tray.

configuring action settings in Parcellite

The Display section is for changing how the clipboard items appear and other settings.

configuring display settings in Parcellite

The Hotkeys section is for assigning hotkeys. (To view the list of items directly without clicking the Parcellite icon, use the shortcut keys Ctrl+Alt+H.) These combinations can be changed from here if needed.

assigning hotkeys in Parcellite

Overall it is a lightweight and useful clipboard manager for Linux Mint.

Do try it out.


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