Strange clipman startup issue

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at
Thu Mar 6 19:49:33 CET 2014

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 6:40 PM, Grant <emailgrant at> wrote:
>>>>>>> I'm trying to copy certain portions of .config/xfce4/ from one userdir
>>>>>>> to another to copy the config between users.  All is working really
>>>>>>> well except clipman won't start automatically on the system being
>>>>>>> copied to.  It looks like clipman can either be autostarted or started
>>>>>>> as a panel plugin and I'm trying to use the panel plugin.  Any ideas?
>>>>>> XFCE Menu => Settings => Session & Startup => Application Autostart ?
>>>>>The clipman plugin actually loads fine on the initial system with that
>>>>>unchecked.  There seem to be two ways to start clipman.  Via autostart
>>>>>and via a panel plugin.  The clipman icon and right-click menu are
>>>>>different depending on which way it is loaded.  I'd like to use the
>>>>>panel plugin but I'm running into this problem.
>>>> Can you add the file to /etc/xdg/autostart? I am running both Debian
>>>> and Crunchbang with openbox and xfce at different times and that is an
>>>> option here. It appears many of the items are starting from there,
>>>> using a .desktop file.
>>> I'm actually transferring /etc/* so the clipman file there is included
>>> in the transfer.
>> The clipman plugin presence in the panel is defined in the user
>> variables. This is probably defined in ~/.conf .
> I'm copying all of these without success:
> # find /home/user/.config -name *clipman*
> /home/user/.config/autostart/xfce4-clipman-plugin-autostart.desktop
> /home/user/.config/xfce4/panel/xfce4-clipman-actions.xml
> grep -Rlm1 clipman /home/user/.config
> /home/user/.config/autostart/xfce4-clipman-plugin-autostart.desktop
> /home/user/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-panel.xml
What about ~/.local ?


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