Clipboard Improvements Idea

Fabio Isgro' dr_gogeta86 at
Thu Apr 1 18:36:13 BST 2010

Anyone here herd about oarcellite?

On 04/01/2010 08:45 AM, Anirudh Sanjeev wrote:
> Hi Sarah, David, Kevin,
> I am quite interested to see improvements in the clipboard. I tried writing
> my own clipboard manager a while back.
> I was trying to mimic a feature of a fancy Mac OSX clipboard manager
> software. If I pressed Winkey + V instead of Ctrl + V, it would pop up a
> little window, similar to a code completion window in IDEs. The little
> window contains all the recent text based clippings, and appears right next
> to the cursor. You can search for your text right inside this window, and
> it automatically inserts the appropriate text.
> I used an alternative technique by continuously watching the standard
> clipboard for changes and then pushing it into a stack. Implementation of
> said idea proved difficult mainly because it's hard to determine the exact
> position of a cursor in _any_ application, and to push text back into it.
> A very similar shareware package for windows is available here which I used
> back in 2006. I don't know what's the story now:
> Since I spend most of my time inside vim, and this functionality already
> exists, I abandoned it. I'm sure this feature coming in with GNOME/Ubuntu
> will make things a lot easier, and would be great if you consider including
> it in your proposal.
> Especially if you select something to copy it, and accidentally select
> something else - you can work comfortably knowing that no data has been
> lost.
> Thanks,
> Anirudh

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