[vbox-dev] Clipboard "receiver" program stuck when sometimes

Aaron Lewis the.warl0ck.1989 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 01:38:39 UTC 2014

Hi Michael,

The host OS is Arch Linux.

And yes, the key combination works, the guest is reset, so it's a not
a guest problem.

And this problem is only happening occasionally

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 4:24 PM, Michael Thayer
<michael.thayer at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hello Aaron,
> On 24/01/14 06:21, Aaron Lewis wrote:
>> Sometimes when I copy a text out of a Windows XP guest machine, to an
>> application running on the host, the host program that receives the
>> clipboard stuck.
>> And after a while, it receives nothing. That happens to more than one
>> application.
>> It's obviously a problem with VirtualBox, how should I debug it?
> You didn't mention what host operating system you are using, which is
> relevant as we use different clipboard code for each.  Are you sure though
> that it is not the clipboard code in the guest which is blocking?  You can
> test this by terminating and restarting (e.g. pressing Win+R and entering
> "VBoxTray") the process "VBoxTray" in the guest system.
> Regards,
> Michael
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