Desktop Data Manager(DDM) for your Ubuntu Desktop

Desktop Data Manager is a Clipboard Manager for GNOME similar to Klipper for KDE. With DDM it is possible to display different types of content like text or images.Additional DDM includes a screenshot taking application which is able to take screenshots from a single window/subwindow, rectangle of the screen or the whole desktop.

Desktop Data Manager Features

Clipboard history for a customized number of entries

Separate list for CLIPBOARD (Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V) and PRIMARY (Middle Mouse Button)

Displays text and images inline

Converts HTML/FTP/… links (in fact any link that is supported through GnomeVFS) to images which can be pasted into any application

Images can be pasted as a new file by simply using Ctrl+V

Customizable keyboard shortcuts

Extensible through plugins

Install Desktop Data Manager in Ubuntu

First you need to download the latest .deb package from here using the following command


Now you have desktop-data-manager_0.8.5_i386.deb package you need to install this using the following command

sudo dpkg -i desktop-data-manager_0.8.5_i386.deb

This will complete the installation.Now you need to open Desktop Data Manager go to Applications—>Accessories—>Desktop Data Manager

Now you should see the following icon marked with red in your system tray

If you want to see the available options right click on the above icon

If you want to take a screenshot right click you can select Take A Screenshot option

You should see the following screen with the available options

Once it finishes the screenshot you should see the following screen

If you want to see the preferences right click you can select Preferences

Once it opens the preferences window you should see the following screen

One more important feature is DDM collects both text and graphics when you perform copy or cut functions, and displays them when you click the icon.To insert a clipboard item, you select it from the DDM icon, then use a program’s normal paste function.

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