This page describes the basic functionality of CopyQ clipboard manager.
To start CopyQ, double-click the program icon or run command
This starts the graphical interface which can be accessed from the tray (NOTE: on OS X the tray defaults to the top-right of the screen and is not to be confused with Launchpad).
Click the tray icon to show application window or right-click the tray icon and select “Show/Hide” or run
copyq show command.
The central element in the application window is item list containing clipboard history. By default, the application stores any new clipboard content in the list.
If you copy some text it will immediately show at the top of the list. Try copying text or images from various application to see how this works.
Basic Item Manipulation¶
In the item list, press
F2 to edit selected text items.
After editing, press
F2 again to save the text.
Create new item with
Ctrl+N, type some text and press
F2 to save
the new item.
Copy the selected items back to clipboard with Enter key or
Move items around with
You can move important or special items to new tabs (see Tabs for more info).
In the list you can filter items by typing some text.
For example, typing “Example” hides items that don’t contain “Example” text. Press Enter key to copy the first found item.
To quickly copy item to clipboard, you can select the item from tray
menu. To display the menu either right-click on tray icon, run command
copyq menu or use a custom system shortcut.
After selecting an item in tray menu and pressing enter (pressing a number key works as well), the item is copied to the clipboard.