Ticket #2731 (closed defect: fixed)
Clipboard of host is corrupted by VirtualBox
|Reported by:||pinchuk||Owned by:|
- Host: WIndowsXP, Professional, Service Pack 3.
- Guest: Ubuntu 8.04
- VirtualBox version 2.0.4
There are two problems:
- Copied text in Ubuntu (so the guest) is replacing text cut in WindowsXP (the host) without any interaction with the guest. For example, I fill in this form in FireFox running on WindowsXP (host). I now copy the word "FireFox", and paste it here: FireFox. Now I wait for a while and paste again: Ubuntu 8.04. This is because in the guest (Ubuntu), the text "Ubuntu 8.04" was copied lately (I used it in the second bullet above). However I have never left this form, didn't move the mouse (which is located over this window), and of course did not copy again "Ubuntu 8.04". I had to wait about 30-60 seconds for WindowsXP (the host) to "forget" its own copy and take the one from the guest. However, as long as the guest is running, it will keep coming and replace the text I copy in Windows.
- It is impossible to cut from WindowXP (the host) to Ubuntu (the guest).
I put both problems in the same ticket because I guess they are related.
I mark it Major because I cannot work normally on the host while the guest is running (only if the guest is paused or off this bug does not happen).