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    I've been using openSUSE 12.2 and have been pleased with its performance; however, one thing I absolutely hate is Parcellite. I looked on its clipboard and noticed that it was recording my login credentials to websites and every thing I was doing. I do NOT want this and a web search turns up info that uninstalling parcellite might cause a lot of problems.

    Is there a way to uninstall or disable this horrible program? I can kill it after finding its process number, but what a pain in the neck.

    Thank you in advance.

    Sincerely,

    Steve

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    I use KDE, where the equivalent is Klipper.

    I had the same initial reaction. So I turned it off (so that it would not start). There's probably a way of doing that with parcellite, too.

    I later went back to using Klipper. However, I configured it to never save its history. So it will at most have passwords that I have used in the current session, and that's relatively rare. You can do the same with parcellite - set it to never save its history, so it will only show the clipboard from your current login. You might try that, and see whether it is sufficient. Otherwise, look into turning off the automatic starting (or uninstalling, as you suggested).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakmerlin37 View Post
    I've been using openSUSE 12.2 and have been pleased with its performance; however, one thing I absolutely hate is Parcellite. I looked on its clipboard and noticed that it was recording my login credentials to websites and every thing I was doing. I do NOT want this and a web search turns up info that uninstalling parcellite might cause a lot of problems.

    Is there a way to uninstall or disable this horrible program? I can kill it after finding its process number, but what a pain in the neck.

    Thank you in advance.

    Sincerely,

    Steve
    I too use Parcellite.I don't see this behaviour on my system. Are we copy pasting credentials ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    I too use Parcellite.I don't see this behaviour on my system. Are we copy pasting credentials ?
    Thank you both for responding; no, I am not copy-pasting credentials.

    For the record, I just uninstalled it and haven't noticed any problems yet. I have yet to see where this program provides any benefits; I guess I'm too much of a command-line old fogey; heck, I don't even like the bash history setting being set too long.

    Typing a long command takes up about one to two seconds; what functionality does a program like parcellite, or clipper, provide that justifies the security risks? If you do 60 of these in a day, at 1 second, that's a whole minute saved, double the time and it's two minutes. I have worked and coded for years and haven't really needed more than limited clipboard functionality.

    Just wondering why I can't disable this and, instead, have to completely uninstall it. I tried to disable it through its panel and it copied even more! I undid the check boxes and it still copied my passwords. Good thing my hard drive is encrypted, otherwise, I would have to redo my passwords =(.

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    Sometimes when we copy something important and before we paste the content into text file or something we close the application from where we copied the content then we will lose the copied content.Parcellite would allow you to keep these "copies" till we purge them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    Sometimes when we copy something important and before we paste the content into text file or something we close the application from where we copied the content then we will lose the copied content.Parcellite would allow you to keep these "copies" till we purge them.
    Yes, this is why I still use Klipper, though most of what I do works without it.
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    On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:26:03 +0000, sakmerlin37 wrote:

    > Is there a way to uninstall or disable this horrible program? I can
    > kill it after finding its process number, but what a pain in the neck.


    It's not installed on my systems, never even heard of it before this
    thread.

    Seems that uninstalling it shouldn't be a problem.

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    On 03/06/2013 06:08 AM, Jim Henderson wrote:
    > It's not installed on my systems, never even heard of it before this
    > thread.


    i hadn't heard of it either...but locate turned it up on my box, but
    associated only with LXDE..

    i say because KDE is my main DE and my account has never used
    anything else....but i have a LXDEuser who has only used LXDE and all
    the parcellite user files are in /home/[LXDEuser]/ _only_

    i'd suspect if i were to select to run a LXDE session as 'me' then
    i'd have /home/[me]/.config/parcellite also..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    i hadn't heard of it either...but locate turned it up on my box, but
    associated only with LXDE.
    It's a Gnome applet that is also used in XFCE and LXDE.
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    On 2013-03-06 14:46, nrickert wrote:
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    > dd;2532389 Wrote:
    >> i hadn't heard of it either...but locate turned it up on my box, but
    >> associated only with LXDE.

    > It's a Gnome applet that is also used in XFCE and LXDE.


    Oh. News to me :-)

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