Is it normal that text in the clipboard gets lost?

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Thu Jun 6 17:17:51 BST 2013

On 06/06/13 13:35, Anne Wilson wrote:
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> On 05/06/2013 20:00, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> Yeah, if I do that the systray gets ugly, with that weird
>> triangle, where I never remember what's in it to begin with.  It's
>> the whole "do I currently have something running that's hidden in
>> there?" feeling it gives me.  Guess I have to live with the
>> scissors icon.
>>  From an architectural point of view, it would be more appropriate
>> for klipper to be just the GUI to the clipboard, while the
>> functionality of keeping the text around after the source app quits
>> should have no representation in the systray.  Quitting klipper
>> should only remove the icon, not the core functionality.
> Why not tackle this the configuration way?  If I understand you
> correctly you want klipper to run, but not to show an icon in the
> systray.  If you right-click on the up-arrow next to the system tray
> you can get the configuration dialog.  There, under Entries, you can
> set Klipper to hide its icon.

Already mentioned this in my post.  I don't do that because in that case 
an arrow/triangle appears on the systray that takes up a whole line on 
its own (I'm using a vertical panel.)  That's worse than having the icon 
to begin with.

And I usually want all systray icons to show.  I don't like hiding and 
guesswork ("hm I wonder what I have running in there").  The real 
problem here is that KDE doesn't provide the needed functionality itself 
in its core, but rather needs a program to do it.  This strikes me as a 
bit kludgy and hackish.

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