Fix the Ubuntu Clipboard Problem

In Ubuntu, there is an infamous issue with the Gnome clipboard manager. (Actually, it’s not even decent enough to be called a “clipboard manager.”) Many people face extremely annoying problems of losing data when copying and pasting, especially when the copied source is closed. Ironically, this problem has not been fixed in the recently released 8.04 Hardy Heron.

The Symptoms

  • Pasting from a copy returns empty.
  • Clipboard empties when the copied source is closed.
  • The user yells in annoyance as the system clipboard fails.