I thought that was the case: If you’re used to windows, you’re used to a ‘persistent clipboard’. That is, if you copy something from one program, close it and paste in another, it will paste. ubuntu only pastes if the first program is still open. How annoying! Is there anyway to fix this?

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Sure, use the GNOME clipboard daemon:
1. Download and extract the binary from http://members.chello.nl/~h.lai/gnome-clipboard-daemon/
2. sudo cp gnome-clipboard-daemon /usr/bin
3. System > Preferences > Sessions, Startup Programs tab.
4. Add /usr/bin/gnome-clipboard-daemon to startup programs.
5. Log out, saving your session
6. Log back in.

Works fine for me under Gutsy.


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