Parcellite and GNOME3: A Nice Combination

So I realized I needed a clipboard manager. For whatever reason, LibreOffice data wasn’t staying in my clipboard after I closed out of programs and I forgot often enough for it to become annoying.

I decided to install Parcellite, which I loved in LXDE. Parcellite remembers the last 25 pieces of text copied or cut to the clipboard, so if you forget to paste (or something won’t paste), there’s still a record. I was a bit nervous about how it would run in GNOME3, since the top panel is kind of off limits to everything and Parcellite usually lives in that top panel area. It installed fine, but it took me a while to find it. Eventually, I noticed it. Where was it hiding?

The bottom panel!

screenshot of Parcellite in bottom GNOME3 panel

Now that I know where to find it, I’m enjoying it as an option, although I wish the GNOME bottom panel would appear when my mouse is at the bottom of the screen, rather than making me mouse all the way to the bottom right corner. I can summon Parcellite with the meta key, but I still have to drag my mouse over to open its clipboard. And I try to avoid the mouse/trackball whenever I can.

Despite those minor complaints, Parcellite is a nice addition to GNOME3. If you’re looking for a light, easy clipboard manager, Parcellite’s will do you right.