GPaste 1.1

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This is a port of the GPaste Gnome-Shell extension.
GPaste is a clipboard management tool, this applet lets you access your clipboard through an icon in the panel.
You might have to install the GPaste deamon first!
Have a look at the GPaste Github page:
Or install it via the Webupd8 PPA as described here:
1) Copy the folder "" to "~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/".
2) Enable the applet in cinnamon settings. (Eventually you have to restart cinnamon: Press Alt+F2, type 'r' and enter)
- V 1.1 -
+ changed icon
(it's symbolic now and integrates better into your panel)
- V 1.0 -
+ initial upload

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  1. zen-kizu says:

    8 months ago

    I just saw the dev's post that he won't support the applet anymore, so I decided to upload the fixed version as new applet. –

  2. zen-kizu says:

    8 months ago

    I, too, use this applet a lot and checked why it refused to load after the upgrade. Turns out Cinnamon 2.4 doesn't like the way GPasteInterface is defined. My repository with the fixed applet: – Direct download: – What I changed: – I made a merge request in the developer's repository. Hopefully, he's still around and merges it.

  3. chech says:

    8 months ago

    I confirm it's not working on 17.1 with Cinnamon 2.4, it's a pitty, this was the applet I most used.

  4. kmb42vt says:

    9 months ago

    Unfortunately, this Gpaste applet does not work with the upcoming Cinnamon 2.4 which is part of Linux int 17.1 (release date: November 18, 2014). A pre-release version of Cinnamon 2.4 was released to the "romeo" repository a couple of days ago and I tested the Gpaste applet and it simply fails to load to the panel. Considering it hasn't been updated in well over two years it's had a pretty good run. Too bad I'm not a developer or I'd take it over. I'm rather surprised someone hasn't already. Oh well, back to Glipper.

  5. Enkouyami says:

    11 months ago

    I'm using cinnamon 2.2.16 and everything works :D

  6. MichaelTunnell says:

    1 year ago

    GPaste is great and this extension is also great. It is a shame that the extension is no longer supported but it still works just fine in Cinnamon 2.2 on Mint 17 RC. The daemon settings link doesn't work in the extension but an entry is added to the Preferences cateogory of the Mint Menu so it can be opened from there just fine.

  7. Voliax says:

    2 years ago

    It works well and easy to install, thank you ;)

  8. iveand says:

    2 years ago

    For anyone on Mint 13, it seems the "click | gpaste daemon settings" isn't working: it just launches gnome-control-center. But, from a terminal you can type "gpaste settings" to launch the settings window. Not pretty but still functional.

  9. AndydeCleyre says:

    2 years ago

    Update: gnome-control-center is now optional, I withdraw my previous concerns. Thanks again!

  10. AndydeCleyre says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks, I love this applet and use it all the time. Unfortunately, gpaste-daemon 3.0.1 depends on gnome-control-center, which adds a bunch of useless junk (for me, it would add cups-pk-helper, gnome-online-accounts, libsocialweb, mobile-broadband-provider-info, network-manager-applet, rest, and gnome-control-center). For now, I'm not updating gpaste-daemon, but this does raise questions for future development of this applet. Any thoughts?

  11. AlexToind says:

    2 years ago

    Thanks MntWarriorSC!! I spent 1 hour before reading your post, now it works!

  12. billynick says:

    2 years ago

    MntWarriorSC, thanks for that, works perfectly now!

  13. MntWarriorSC says:

    3 years ago

    For those of you who are using LM 13, you'll need to install gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 and gir1.2-gjsdbus-1.0 for this to work.

  14. veggen says:

    3 years ago

    Argh... I wish I could just delete the stuff I wrote. Another blunder on my side. Gnome Shell stuff *is* needed.

  15. veggen says:

    3 years ago

    My bad. I installed the whole GPaste Gnome Shell plugin... and it's absolutely not needed. It just needs GPaste itself.

  16. veggen says:

    3 years ago

    Since Mint 13 no longer bundles a lot of Gnome Shell stuff, installing GPaste daemon now pulls *a lot* of useless stuff... @luis If you installed the daemon as described, it will work...

  17. dmo60 says:

    3 years ago

    Hey guys, I'm sorry but I won't provide any further improvements on this. I don't find the time to do it and I'm not even using Cinnamon at the moment and won't do so in the near future. So I'm dropping support for all my applets, I will only try to update my CoverflowAltTab extension from time to time. If someone else wants to continue developing it, just do so - I would appreciate it.

  18. luis says:

    3 years ago

    used to work to me, not anymore in a clean installation, any ideas?

  19. billynick says:

    3 years ago

    dont know if its jut me but it doesent seem to work in lm 13 ?

  20. barryp says:

    3 years ago

    SOLUTION for LMDE USERS When they say: ppa:webupd8team/gnome3 You cannot add that in Debian. You need to add: deb oneiric main This was my first encounter with this issue & I think that this information should be added to the installation instructions for other people in the same situation. Finally, thanks! I used the app to paste the two addresses into this post.

  21. barryp says:

    3 years ago

    Hi Hi. I'm using LMDE 201204 & I can't make this work. I get: "couldn't connect to GPaste daemon" If I try to run gpaste in the terminal I get a not found message. Attempting to install Gpaste from Gnome 3 sources has so far failed. I can't add "ppa:webupd8team/gnome3" to my repos as suggested in various threads here & there eg Mint Forum. Git is something I don't have any knowledge of. Any ideas? This is quite an important app for me. thanks Barry

  22. dmo60 says:

    3 years ago

    Sorry for that! I just ported the extension from gnome shell, I didn't change anything regarding functionality. I think that's rather an issue with the GPaste daemon and it's not in my hands. But I will try update the applet soon to keep track with the changes from the original extensions. Would be interesting if this issue is also present in gnome shell, perhaps I will test it.

  23. Hedgehood says:

    3 years ago

    Thanks for the applet but there is a "misfunctioning" with Libreoffice 3.5. With GPaste active, when I copy / paste a formula, I got only the value and not a new formula. After GPaste desactivation and Cinnamon restarted, no more problem … Note : I didn't test under GShell with GPaste extension

  24. roger64 says:

    3 years ago

    Very handy. Thanks a lot.

  25. dmo60 says:

    3 years ago

    perhaps thats the reason, you can go with the non-symbolic icon until you update to a newer version of cinnamon

  26. moray33 says:

    3 years ago

    I tried with other icon and I also I tried change to all the icon themes I have but there's still no icon. If I delete "_symbolic" in line 71 I have no problem. I was wondering if this can happen due to I'm using Cinnamon 1.2

  27. dmo60 says:

    3 years ago

    @billynick: Glad it works for you! Look into applet.js, I've replaced line 71 with line 72, it did the trick. If I got it right, this should work for any icon that has a *-symbolic counterpart in your icon theme. @moray33: What icon theme are you using? Perhaps it misses the edit-paste-symbolic icon. Don't know what else should cause this problem. If it still doesn't work for you with other icon themes, you can swap back and uncomment line 71 in applets.js and comment out line 72. You can fill in any icon name of your icon theme in line 71.

  28. moray33 says:

    3 years ago

    I installed the new version and after rebooting I have no icon... I don't know why, maybe it's because I use Ubuntu?

  29. billynick says:

    3 years ago

    @dmo60 whoa you made it! wonderful! can you tell me how ? i have another applet i would like to change like that. and maybe other applet developers would like to know too. gave u 5 stars already so cant increase it hehe

  30. dmo60 says:

    3 years ago

    Ok sorry I just fixed it, wasn't that hard after all :) It now uses a symbolic panel icon like the extension does and so better integrates into the panel and the theme.

  31. dmo60 says:

    3 years ago

    @billynick: And so do I! I really tried to find a solution for this, but it's difficult... You can change the icon by editing line 71 in applet.js ( this.set_applet_icon_name("edit-paste"); ) You can choose any icon from your icon-theme and enter its name there (without the .svg/.png). The extension uses "edit-paste-symbolic". It gives you a light icon, but on my machine it looked bloated and blurry, so I decided to change it. Seems like icons for applets are treated differently from icons for panel extensions, or I just didn't get the trick :)

  32. billynick says:

    3 years ago

    thank you very much but can you tell me how to change its icon ? here i get a black icon on a black panel so i can hardly see it...for example the gpaste extension looks much better. see screenshot: i would very much like your applet to look like the extension

  33. moray33 says:

    3 years ago

    Thanks, man. Very useful.