Latest Changes

October 13, 2008 – 12:43 am

X-Selection (also known as mouse selection or PRIMARY) has made its way into subversion. The regular clipboard and x-selection work concurrently, you can enable or disable any at will. The history menu will mark the item currently in x-selection in italics if it is not the same as your clipboard contents.

In addition, Parcellite now checks the history to check if a newly copied item is already in history. I will later make it so if it is already in history it will get bumped up as the newest item and its older copies be deleted.

  1. 12 Responses to “Latest Changes”

  2. Those are some good news, looking forward to it:-).

    By drew on Oct 13, 2008

  3. Ouch, I only see this now! \me svn up
    Thanks a lot! Parcellite is one of my must-have apps.

    By Kazuo on Oct 19, 2008

  4. Off topic.

    I reinstalled Ubuntu and lost the switch for hiding the system tray icon. I eventually found the info (after lots of online searching) via ‘man parcellite’. I think it would be useful to create a page on this site for the documentation.

    Thanks for a great program.

    By David on Oct 19, 2008

  5. Good idea David.

    By Xyhthyx on Oct 19, 2008

  6. Something very useful — that xclip does — is to have 2 additional command-line commands: one to copy text to the primary clipboard and another to retrieve text from it.

    The problem with xclip is, it doesn’t support Unicode (and not even accentuated characters — this is my main problem with it).

    Do you think you could add a feature like this?

    By Andy on Nov 7, 2008

  7. Parcellite already has that feature Andy.

    By Xyhthyx on Nov 8, 2008

  8. Really? For the primary? I don’t mean the Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V clipboard, but the “mouse selection” one (i.e., the primary).

    If this is in, it’s in the 0.8 already? I don’t see this in the command-line help…

    By Andy on Nov 8, 2008

  9. You see, xclip has a total of 4 commands/operations for this — “put” and “get” for each clipboard.

    By Andy on Nov 8, 2008

  10. Ah, I’m sorry, I misread your comment. I should be able to squeeze it in there sometime soon. Maybe not for 0.9 since I have frozen it until I get translation updates for release.

    By Xyhthyx on Nov 8, 2008

  11. Ok, thank you very much Xyhthyx! :)

    There’s also something that seems to be a bug — when sending to clipboard from stdin, we need to include a final “\n” (xclip, for example, doesn’t require this).

    As an illustration, here’s some ruby code for parcellite and xclip:
    http://pastie.org/310202

    ( Pls disregard the fact that, in this code, one method (the parcellite one) is for the normal clipboard and the other method (xclip’s one) is for the primary. )

    Can you see the difference?

    Well, it’s not a big problem, but it would be nice if you could fix this for ease-of-use, especially when using the pipe on the command-line.

    By Andy on Nov 8, 2008

  12. Noted Andy, added it to the TODO list. Once I get updated translations I can make subsequent bugfix releases like that one and add small features that have been recommended.

    By Xyhthyx on Nov 11, 2008

  13. Ok. Thank you very much!

    By Andy on Nov 12, 2008

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