Feature Suggestion - Fixed / Static Entries

Asked by Andy Morris on 2013-11-28

Perhaps an idea for the developers/users to consider/vote on the following idea of "Fixed / Static" entries in the clipboard.

Why :-
There are a few clips of text that I might use repeatedly in a day, so having them in a fixed position whilst all other clips fall off the end of the list do so in the usual way. But the fixed (commonly reused/required) entries stay visible.

How :-
Perhaps a simple textarea window that holds the multiple lines of 'Static' entries (one per line) to be shown at the top/bottom of the clipboard list. That data being stored in the local storage config file.

Usage :-
I might expect to see perhaps 5-10 entries in the Fixed / Static textarea, however, the textarea would just need to be 3 or 4 rows high with a scrollbar to pan the contents.

Hope enough people like the idea. It could certainly be useful to more than just myself.

Over to you guys for consideration.

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Oliver Sauder (sao) said : #1

Thanks Andy for your feedback.

This idea has been raised before and seems that there is a need for such a feature. It is therefore added to ideas for plugin Blueprint https://blueprints.launchpad.net/diodon/+spec/ideas-for-plugins and there is also a Bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/diodon/+bug/1249377 Linking this question therefore to this bug report.

Unfortunately there is limited time developing Diodon and there are quite a few things on the list for improvement see here for a summary http://iloveubuntu.net/diodon-sees-interesting-goals-including-system-settings-integration-new-zeitgeist-storage-backend . However this idea is on the list and I also hope that more community is getting involved picking up some of the great ideas for plugins.

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