Ticket #1693 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Shared clipboard does not work at all

Reported by: lid Owned by:
Priority: major Component: clipboard
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords: clipboard, mac, ubuntu
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Shared clipboard does not work either way (from host to guest or from guest to host). The clipboard in each OS is not affected at all by the other OS. The host is Mac OS X 10.5.3, the guest is Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron).

This ticket may be related to #1569 and #417.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

So did you install the additions? Without them the shared clipboard will not work of course.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by lid

Yes, I installed the additions. Dynamic resizing support and mouse autocapture/release works fine.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by michael

Just to be clear here, the shared clipboard uses Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C style copy and paste, not the old X11 middle-button-click style.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by lid

Yes. Actually, the problem might be more subtle. Freshly booted, the Linux guest does not interact with the host clipboard. Copying and pasting within the Linux guest works fine, but the clipboard is not transferred to the Mac host (which retains its clipboard information from before booting the guest). However, once something is copied in the Mac host, things start working normally, and the clipboard contents are transferred bidirectionally.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to clipboard

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Please reopen if the clipboard still does not work for you with VirtualBox 2.2.0. Please make sure to upgrade your guest additions.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by nello

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

The forums are rife with this problem on all platforms.

For me personally, the shared clipboard does not work between my XP vm and Macbook Pro (snow leopard) host, but in general it seems to be the single weakest part of the system.

This ticket should never have been closed.

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by nello

Sorry, I should have said I am running VirtualBox 3.1.4, downloaded yesterday.

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)
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