CopyQ – Best Clipboard Manager for Ubuntu


CopyQ is an advanced clipboard manager available for all platforms including Ubuntu. It has some advanced features such as Searchable and editable history, image format supports, command line control and more.

Recently CopyQ 2.4.3 is released with more features and bug fixes.

CopyQ 2.4.3 Feature Summary and bug fixes

  • All popular linux distro support and experimental support for OS X 10.9+.
  • Store text, HTML, images and any other custom format.
  • Customize tray menu.
  • Save items in tabs or tree.
  • Quickly browse through items (fast navigation, filtering with matched text highlighting).
  • Sort items, create new, edit, remove, copy/paste to different tab.
  • Variety of system-wide shortcuts (e.g. show main window or tray, edit clipboard, copy next/previous, paste as plain text).
  • Immediately paste to focused window from tray or main window.
  • Fully customizable appearance (colors, fonts, transparency).
  • Advanced command-line interface and scripting.
  • Ignore clipboard copied from some windows or containing some text.
  • Apply custom commands on selected items or automatically when new matching clipboard content is available.

How to install CopyQ in Ubuntu – using Terminal

Download the deb files from here.

To install CopyQ 2.4.3 in Ubuntu using terminal run below commands in sequence. Enter password when prompted.

cd ~/Downloads/
sudo dpkg -i copyq_2.4.3_Debian_7.0_amd64.deb


  • Type CopyQ in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • For Gnome, go to Application -> Accessories -> CopyQ
CopyQ 2.4.3 Running in Ubuntu

CopyQ 2.4.3 Running in Ubuntu


How to uninstall

To uninstall CopyQ run below commands in terminal.

sudo dpkg -r copyq

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