Optimising Parcellite for use under Ubuntu
Sunday, December 4, 2011 1:13:13 PM
In Ubuntu Parcellite doesn't launch automatically after you log in to Unity or Gnome, so you will need add it to the list of "Startup Applications". To do this you should locate "Startup Applications" by typing its name. In the dialog that appears add a new entry just like the example screen shot below. You should then log out of your desktop environment and back in again.
Secondly, if you run Unity you may want a system tray icon for Parcellite. This is not strictly necessary but it will allow you to have one click access old clipboard data, which suits some people more than keyboard shortcuts. To enable this you will need to add Parcellite to Unity's system tray panel white list.
This can be done by entering the following as your regular user in a terminal:
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "$(gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist | sed -e "s/]$/, 'Parcellite']/")"
Alternatively to white list all applications you would enter:
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['all']"Note: Unity 2D in Ubuntu 11.04 does not support the "['all']" setting, so you will need to use the first command to specifically insert 'Parcellite'.
P.S. If you ever need to restore the Unity system tray panel default white list (from Ubuntu 11.10), issue this command:
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wine', 'scp-dbus-service', 'Update-notifier']"