This document lists known commonly occurring issues and possible solutions.
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.