VirtualBox

Ticket #13792 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Bidirectional clipboard not working host->guest under certain circumstances (see text)

Reported by: hmickler Owned by:
Component: clipboard Version: VirtualBox 4.3.20
Keywords: clipboard not working Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux

Description

Host: Debian jessie, VirtualBox 4.3.20 Guest: Windows 7, with guest additions 4.3.20, bidirectional clipboard activated

When host has text in clipboard, then VM is started and trying to paste the text in VM, it will not work. If text is copied to clipboard on host *after* VM start, it will work.

Step-by-step instructions:

* NOT working *

  1. HOST: Copy text 'abc' to clipboard (using mousepad and CTRL-C or right-click menu)
  2. HOST: Start VM
  3. VM: Start Notepad
  4. VM: Press CTRL-V or choose Edit->Paste from menu (which is *not* greyed out, i.e. there should be sth. in clipboard)

4a. VM: *DOES NOT WORK* (nothing pasted)

  1. HOST: Paste in mousepad

5a. HOST: *DOES NOT WORK* (nothing pasted) REMARK: Obviously, the clipboard seems to be cleared when the VM started

  1. HOST: Copy text 'abc' to clipboard {again, as in 1.}
  2. HOST: Paste in mousepad

7a. HOST: => *WORKS*

  1. VM: Paste in Notepad

8a. VM: *DOES NOT WORK* (nothing pasted)

  1. VM: Copy text 'xyz' to clipboard
  2. VM: Paste in Notepad

10a. VM: => *WORKS*

  1. HOST: Paste in mousepad

11a. HOST: => *WORKS*

  1. Shutdown Guest OS

* working *

  1. HOST: Start VM
  2. VM: Start Notepad
  3. HOST: Copy text 'abc' to clipboard
  4. VM: Paste in Notepad

4a. VM: *WORKS*

  1. VM: Copy text 'xyz' to clipboard
  2. HOST: Paste in mousepad

6a. HOST: *WORKS*

  1. Shutdown Guest OS

Attachments

vbox-clipboard-NOTworking.log Download (109.3 KB) - added by hmickler 5 years ago.
clipboard log of non-working case
vbox-clipboard-working.log Download (109.8 KB) - added by hmickler 5 years ago.
clipboard log of working case

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by hmickler

clipboard log of non-working case

Changed 5 years ago by hmickler

clipboard log of working case

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by hoogenbj

Hi, In my case, with bi-directional clipboard enabled, I can only copy from the Windows 7 (32-bit) guest to my Linux Mint 17.1 64-bit. The other direction does not work under any circumstances. VirtualBox 4.3.20 r96996

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