Is it normal that text in the clipboard gets lost?

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Thu Jun 6 22:02:42 BST 2013

On 06/06/13 22:32, Anne Wilson wrote:
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> On 06/06/2013 17:17, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> On 06/06/13 13:35, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> 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.
> You're entitled to your opinion, but from the early days of Linux, the
> mantra was "do one thing and do it well", which precludes having all
> functionality built into the "core".  The fact that some packages,
> LibreOffice and Kontact being good examples, try to meet the needs of
> people who don't like it that way, doesn't change the basic philosophy.

Then klipper fails by your own standards, because it doesn't do one 
thing.  It does two.  a) It provides clipboard functionality, and b) it 
provides a GUI for that functionality.  It does do them well, so I guess 
it meets 50% of your criteria :-)

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