panel plugin praise

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Sat Jul 30 06:39:34 CEST 2005

On 7/30/05, Gavin Chester <gavin.chester at> wrote:
> I have been running Xfce4 on my FC3 system for about 9mths now.  Great
> work, guys.  As with most users, I slowly customised the desktop to suit
> my preferences, including tinkering with most of the panel plugins a
> bit.  However, I didn't seriously get stuck into them until very
> recently and didn't realise the bonus I was missing by not using one in
> particular: clipboard manager.  Thank you, Eduard Roccatello :-)
> My enthusiasm is especially high because it solved the _major_
> irritation I had with my use of evolution email client: evo doesn't
> integrate with the clipboard very well, to the point that saw me looking
> for solutions on the evo mail list.  In evo, if you copy a selection of
> text and then close the mail from which the selection came, the
> clipboard is purged.

This isn't evo, exactly. It's by design in X. One could say it's
broken by design.

  Others said the same happened with other WM, not
> just Xfce.  But, then I tried clipman-plugin and my problem was solved.
> I guess it does what Klipper does on kde, but nice to have it on Xfce4
> as well :-).
> Other plugins I used are great, too - but clipman was a sanity saver :-)

I discovered the same thing myself

> Gavin.
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