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    How do I disable this clipboard. It's recording all kinds of little information. I'm constantly clearing the clipboard and I don't know where some of this information is coming from. It's got a mind of its own.
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    I find the clipboard very very useful but you can modify its behavior via right click configure or right click in the system tray and remove it from the tray. Note I don't think it stops it just hides it, think it is needed for any copy/paste operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Note I don't think it stops it just hides it
    If you turn it off in the system tray settings, it will not even be loaded, so it will be disabled completely not just hidden.

    But you need to logout/login, it isn't quit/unloaded in the running session.

    think it is needed for any copy/paste operation.
    No, it's not needed for copy/paste operation. That's provided by X11 itself.
    It is needed for the selection to be remembered though.

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    I can understand if this was catching my copy/paste stuff. This clipboard is recording a number of things that I am typing. It even catches images. I went into the config settings and modified its settings and it continued to behave as it always has.

    I'm going to cut the hot wire on this thing somehow. I just need someone to show me the wire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike7757 View Post
    This clipboard is recording a number of things that I am typing.
    No, it doesn't record anything that you are *typing*, it records the things that you mark/select with the mouse and/or cut/copy.

    I'm going to cut the hot wire on this thing somehow. I just need someone to show me the wire.
    As mentioend, you can disable the clipboard widget in the "System Tray Settings". Right-click on an empty space in the system tray (e.g. the up-arrow that shows the hidden icons) to reach them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    No, it doesn't record anything that you are *typing*, it records the things that you mark/select with the mouse and/or cut/copy.


    As mentioend, you can disable the clipboard widget in the "System Tray Settings". Right-click on an empty space in the system tray (e.g. the up-arrow that shows the hidden icons) to reach them.
    I can say right now that there were things that I had no part in by any way shape or form.
    But it doesn't matter at this point, because I was able to find the way to turn it off through your instructions

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike7757 View Post
    ... It even catches images. I went into the config settings and modified its settings and it continued to behave as it always has.
    The "Ignore Images" option has been broken for some time. Bug report here: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=348932 that I filed back in June 2015.

    I'm going to cut the hot wire on this thing somehow. I just need someone to show me the wire.
    You could delete the clipboard plasmoid... ( /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.clipboard/ ) but an update may install it again at a later date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tannington View Post
    The "Ignore Images" option has been broken for some time. Bug report here: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=348932 that I filed back in June 2015.
    I just tried it, and that option actually works fine in principle.

    If you select some graphics in e.g. Krita and cut/copy it, klipper will only add it to its history if you turned "Ignore Images" off.
    With "Ignore Images" turned on, klipper ignores clipboard data that contains graphics.

    But: If you cut/copy a graphics file in e.g. dolphin, the *filename* is copied to the clipboard, not the actual graphics.
    As this is text, klipper will accept it regardless of the "Ignore Images" option.

    Maybe it should not only check the mimetype of the clipboard data, but also the mimetype of the file if it's a filename/URL...

    Btw, the KDE4 version had the same "problem" already.
    The only change is that the new Plasma5 applet displays a preview of the file's contents, while the stand-alone klipper (still) only displays the filename/URL.

    You could delete the clipboard plasmoid... ( /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.clipboard/ ) but an update may install it again at a later date.
    Why delete it, if you can just turn it off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    ... The only change is that the new Plasma5 applet displays a preview of the file's contents, while the stand-alone klipper (still) only displays the filename/URL.
    And that is the 'problem', logically (from a users pov), if the clipboard set to ignore images then one would not expect to see an image, thumbnail or otherwise appear on the clipboard.

    Why delete it, if you can just turn it off?
    Paranoia... (I'm not saying it's so in this case as I don't know, but sometimes 'off', just equates to hidden...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tannington View Post
    And that is the 'problem', logically (from a users pov), if the clipboard set to ignore images then one would not expect to see an image, thumbnail or otherwise appear on the clipboard.
    But the clipboard (and klipper) doesn't contain an image in this case, it contains a file or rather a filename/URL.

    Thinking more about it, I actually don't think it would even make sense to ignore image files when "Ignore Images" is enabled. The main purpose of this option I suppose is to prevent to get image data into klipper's history if one only wants to paste text (and most applications probably wouldn't accept image data anyway).

    Maybe it would be better to add a separate option "Ignore Files" (or similar) though...

    And the option is probably named too generic.

    One could argue whether the applet should show a file preview or not (as mentioned the stand-alone klipper, that's still included and actually shares most of the code with the applet, only shows the filename/URL), but I think it may come in handy. Maybe an option to enable/disable it might be nice, but the problem is that the config dialog is shared between the app and the applet too and I don't think it's even possible to show the preview in the app because of the way the GUI is designed.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 13-May-2017 at 04:28.

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