You can run multiple instances of the application given that they have different session names.

To start new instance with test1 name, run:

copyq --session=test1

This instance uses configuration, tabs and items unique to given session name.

You can still start default session (with empty session name) with just:


In the same manner you can manipulate the session. E.g. to add an item to first tab in test1 session, run:

copyq --session=test1 add "Some text"

Default session has empty name but it can be overridden by setting COPYQ_SESSION_NAME environment variable.

Icon for each session is bit different. The color is generated from session name and can be changed using COPYQ_SESSION_COLOR environment variable (the color to override can be set with COPYQ_APP_COLOR environment variable).

COPYQ_SESSION_COLOR="yellow" copyq