I moved from Xfce4 to i3 recently but I still use xfce4-screenshooter. It works properly and I had no problems with it except that I can't save to clipboard.

On this page it is written:

Copy to the clipboard

The Copy to the clipboard option allows you to paste the screenshot in another application, such as a word processor. This option is only available when a clipboard manager is running.

Althrough I didn't have clipman while I was using Xfce, I was able to use option copy to clipboard. I want to know what program (clipboard manager) should I run at the start of every i3 session.


I did this very same migration myself! I found that I needed to install xfce4-clipman, and then run it on startup by putting exec --no-startup-id xfce4-clipman & in my ~/.i3/config.

I'm not sure why I needed to do this manually though, because I also did not have clipman before my switch to i3, and yet the clipboard option worked. Maybe there's another daemon serving that function?

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