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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#2634 closed defect (wontfix)

disable clipboard watermarks

Reported by: adamhotep Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: minor Milestone: 4.0
Component: clipboard Version: 3.0.x
Keywords: Cc:


When I copy an image to or from the clipboard using xpra, it has a one-line timestamp watermark that says:

via Xpra, 2020-03-11T19:09:21.131581

This was my local time (EDT) and was 12 seconds after the screen shot was made, probably referring to when Xpra copied it to my local system.

I would like this to be disabled by default (unless debug is on).

I can't find this with a quick search within the source code, nor can I find any references to this online except perhaps for the Xpra News summary for 3.0 Important Features (2019-09-20), which mentions:


  • HTML5 support for copying images: #2312 (with watermarking)

I'm using Debian Testing, xpra 3.0.6+dfsg1-1, on both sides.

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xpra-watermark-bug.png (8.8 KB) - added by adamhotep 2 years ago.
screenshot of bug
xpra-watermark-bug.zip (65.6 KB) - added by adamhotep 2 years ago.
xpra bug report output

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Change History (6)

Changed 2 years ago by adamhotep

Attachment: xpra-watermark-bug.png added

screenshot of bug

Changed 2 years ago by adamhotep

Attachment: xpra-watermark-bug.zip added

xpra bug report output

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

To disable the watermark, use:




The default will not be changed for now.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Antoine Martin

Summary: Disable screenshot watermarksdisable clipboard watermarks

(changing title: this has nothing to do with screenshots)

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by adamhotep

Ah ha! I hadn't searched for the word "stamp" when I was looking for this.

I'll have to use a wrapper to ensure that variable is set when I invoke xpra.

Perhaps others with this issue who search for "watermark" will find this closed ticket. I recommend updating your documentation too, perhaps at Clipboard.

Thanks for your hard work on this project.

comment:4 Changed 16 months ago by migration script

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/2634

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