This document lists known commonly occurring issues and possible solutions.
On Windows, CopyQ does not print anything on console¶
On Windows, you may not see any output when executing CopyQ in a console/terminal application (PowerShell or cmd).
Use different console application: Git Bash, Cygwin or similar.
Use Action dialog in CopyQ (
F5shortcut) and set “Store standard output” to “text/plain” to save the output as new item in current tab.
| Write-Outputto commands in PowerShell:
& 'C:\Program Files (x86)\CopyQ\copyq.exe' help | Write-Output
On macOS, CopyQ won’t paste after installation/update¶
CopyQ is not signed app, you need to grant Accessibility again when it’s installed or updated.
To fix this, try following steps:
- Go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility (or just search for “Allow apps to use Accessibility”).
- Click the unlock button.
- Select CopyQ from the list and remove it (with the “-” button).
On Linux, global shortcuts and pasting doesn’t work¶
This can be caused by running Wayland instead of the old X11.
Wayland doesn’t support:
- global shortcuts
- clipboard access from window that is not active
- mouse selection copy/pasting
- pasting from CopyQ (i.e. passing shortcuts to application)
Workaround for most problems is to set
QT_QPA_PLATFORM environment variable
and use Xwayland (e.g.
xorg-x11-server-Xwayland Fedora package).
E.g. launch CopyQ with:
env QT_QPA_PLATFORM=xcb copyq
If CopyQ autostarts, you can change
Exec=... line in
Exec=env QT_QPA_PLATFORM=xcb copyq
Mouse selection will still work only if the source application itself supports it.