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.
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 list with 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¶
You can edit selected text items in the list by pressing
After editing save the text with
Create new item with
Ctrl+N, type some text and press
Copy the selected items back to clipboard with Enter 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 simply search for text by typing some text.
For example typing “Example” will hide items that don’t contain “Example” text. Press Enter 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.