Hi. In Wayland, (among others) I like the approach to security. I initially evaluated Gnome 3 + Wayland years ago when I started to be available in Fedora, however I had some general problems at that time. I come back to it regularly and at the time being, there is only blocker for me to switch permanently - a problem with multi-element clipboard manager (which I am addicted to). As I might miss something obvious, I write here to ask if my (simple) use case can be somehow realized in Wayland.
Btw, if you think, I should ask about that in some other place, please let me know!
My simple use case.
- I can copy text in a regular way (CTRL-C or right click and copy).
- I can use a keyboard shortcut (e.g. CTRL-Meta-V, preferably used defined) to display a list of X recently copied values, select one with ↓/↑ and press Enter to paste that chosen value.
With X server, I use clipit, but under Wayland it has a problem (among others) with binding own keyboard shortcuts (they are ignored). I tried, some other clipboard managers, but they state to do not support Wayland at all or only partially (usually there is a problem with the shortcuts or reading values copied in Wayland-native apps)…
I know about wl-clipboard, however, Mutter doesn’t support (and doesn’t seem to want to support) the wlroots data-control protocol. Mutter has some internal clipboard manager, but I wasn’t able to find information if it supports the in-memory list of old entries and how to manage it.
Question: How can I achieve the multi-element clipboard manager functionality in Gnome 3/Gnome Shell/Mutter?