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an easy to use clipboard manager made using tkinter.

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An easy to use clipboard manager made using tkinter.

Note: Currently, clix works only on Linux systems.


  • To install clix, simply,

    $ pip install clix
  • If you get ImportError for Xlib module, install it using this command:

    $ sudo apt-get install python-xlib


  • To run clix, open terminal and run this command:

    $ clix

    if error shown try:

    $ sudo clix

Note: Leave this terminal open as long as you want to use clix.

Another alternative is to use this command:

$ nohup clix &

Now, you can close the terminal but clix will keep running.

To close clix, open a terminal and simply run:

$ pkill clix

  • Press Ctrl + space keys to open clix GUI. Initially, all clip frames are empty.

  • Now, as you copy any text, (using Ctrl + c keys), the text is saved to topmost frame of clix clipboard.

  • Whenever you want to paste any clip, just open clix GUI (usin Ctrl + space keys) and click on clip it button to copy clip text to main clipboard.

Now, simply pressing Ctrl + v keys will paste the desired clip text!

  • CLI usage to configure keys

    $ clix [-h] [-s SET_KEYBINDING] [-a] [-c]

    You can always use $ clix -h command to open this help message:

    optional arguments:
      -h, --help            show this help message and exit
      -s SET_KEYBINDING, --set-keybinding SET_KEYBINDING
                            Set alternate key binding. Default is LCTRL+SPACE
                            Format :- <KEY1>+<KEY2>. Ex:- RCTRL+RALT. To see
                            availble key bindings use 'clix -a' option
      -a, --available-keybindings
                            Show available key bindings
      -c, --show-current-keybinding


  • [X] Add support for user configurable keys.

  • [ ] Add support for Windows and MacOS.

  • [ ] Create a file system to log the clipboard.

  • [ ] Improve UI.

  • [ ] Add more functionalities.

Want to contribute?

  • Clone the repository

    $ git clone
  • Install dependencies

    $ pip install -r requirements.txt
  • Remove the . prefix from .pyxhook and .gui for the following imports in, so it changes from:

    from .pyxhook import HookManager
    from .gui import clipboard


    from pyxhook import HookManager
    from gui import clipboard
  • To test local version of clix:

    $ pip install -U .

Finally, do report bugs and help us make clix more and more productive!

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