Clipboard QR code applet

UUID: clipboard-qr@wrouesnel
Last edited:
7 months ago 2023-04-28, 02:19
Last commit: [3306207e] French translations for various applets (#4827)

Create QR codes from clipboard content



Create and Scan QR codes directly from your Cinnamon desktop!

Easily move snippets of text between your phone and your desktop or laptop using just your webcam!

This handy applet uses the python-zbar library to fully support scanning QR codes (and barcodes!) directly into your clipboard with the click of a button.

You will need to

sudo apt-get install python3-zbar

for scanning functionality to work but that's ALL you'll need to do.

This is a fork of the original Clipboard QR Code applet by ebbes, with the added scanning functionality and general patches to make it work on modern Cinnamon.

Requests for features welcome!

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Minessota Klei
Minessota Klei-2 years ago
Hi, I loved the applet, very good! There is a bug in the applet menu, two repeated options appear!
Peter Curtis
Peter Curtis-2 years ago
Excellent and very useful for transfers to phone, pad etc on Mint 20.1. python-zbar does not seem to be in the repositories, I have added python3-zbar and python-tools but I am still not getting any input from my camera although it does seem to be detected, again using 20,1 Looking Glass shows error t=2021-01-10T15:54:50Z Failed to execute child process “/usr/bin/python” (No such file or directory)
NikoKrause-2 years ago
BraveSentry-3 years ago
Very nice, thank you! Is there a way to export the QR code as jpg, png or similar?
NikoKrause-3 years ago
Hey, thanks for your feedback! There's an option now to save the QR code as svg (see screenshot above).
MarcoB-0049-4 years ago
Very practical, the little tool! Thank you very much!
timovartiainen-4 years ago
©TriMoon™-4 years ago
error t=2018-12-17T19:19:00Z [clipboard-qr@wrouesnel]: Requiring GUdev, version none: Typelib file for namespace 'GUdev' (any version) not found [clipboard-qr@wrouesnel]: Error importing applet.js from clipboard-qr@wrouesnel
Denis Tolstov
Denis Tolstov-4 years ago
apt install gir1.2-gudev-1.0
new-on-github-5 years ago
Very nice applet. Easy to use and very helpful.