Strange clipman startup issue

Grant emailgrant at
Thu Mar 6 20:23:28 CET 2014

>>>>>>>> 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 ?

No hits from either of these:

# grep -Rlm1 clipman /home/user/.local
# find /home/user/.local -name *clipman*

It's weird.  clipman is making some kind of additional change when
it's manually added to the panel but I can't figure out where that is
being done.

- Grant

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