CopyQ – advanced clipboard manager

Last Updated on July 10, 2021

CopyQ is an advanced clipboard manager written in Qt that comes with some fancy features, image support, editable history, command line support, keyboard shortcuts and more.

CopyQ uses LibQxt, an extension library for Qt providing a suite of cross-platform utility classes to add functionality.

CopyQ also uses Font Awesome, an iconic font created by Dave Gandy.

Features include:

  • Configurable history size, number of tray menu items, and more.
  • Editable and searchable clipboard history.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for opening the clipboard history, show the tray menu and more.
  • Commands: you can define actions or commands when a text copied to the clipboard matches some criteria you set. This can be used for instance to open video player if text copied to the clipboard is an URL with multimedia content and so on.
  • Actions.
  • Image support.
  • Command line support: tabs, items, clipboard and configuration can be changed through command line interface.
  • Vi style navigation option.
  • Always on Top option.
  • Keyboard shortcuts:
    • Item list navigation.
    • Tab navigation.
    • Move selected items.
    • Cycle through item formats.
    • Hide window.
    • Exit.
    • Edit selected items (in place).
    • Edit items in external editor.
    • Open action dialog for selected items.
    • Delete selected items.
    • Put current item into clipboard.
    • Show help.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Adam Batkin, Ilya Plenne, lightonflux, Lukas Holecek, Sebastian Schuberth
License: GNU GPL v3


CopyQ is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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