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Are you a kde user? If you are, you should have this one, if you aren’t you should try it!
Klipper is a tool for associating an action to any content you put in the clipboard. It decides what action to activate based on a regular expression match. Thus you can associate actions to URLs for software that don’t support opening an URL, you can associate a path to your file browser…
This tool puts itself into the task bar waiting for your input. It is disabled by default. Note that the default settings are reasonable. Let’s look at an URL example. First activate the actions by clicking on the tool and select guess what.
Now select something like “http://test.com” with your mouse. A menu appears that suggests some action. Just point and click.
Clipper is as simple to configure as it is to use. You just have to know what a regular expression is.
^https?://.” means anything that starts with “http://” or “https://”, then at least one character.
Klipper is available in Debian since Sarge, and in Ubuntu since Warty.