Ticket #3438 (new enhancement)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Feature Request: Pass guest hyperlinks to host OS

Reported by: blamerson Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


It would be nice if there was a way through the VirtualBox guest addition drivers to permit hyperlinks clicked in the guest OS to be passed directly to the host OS operating system. I forsee this being a selectable option, possibly through the "shared folders" option. There should also be a modifiable key to bypass the option (such as cntrl-shift-click, which would leave the link in the guest OS). URLs should probably be selectable (such as  http:// and  ftp:// links).

My specific instance is that I only use my Windows virtual machine for Outlook. I would prefer that most links I access would open in Firefox in Linux. Thanks!

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by meiser

I second this feature request. I have the same setup here. Thanks in advance!

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

That sounds like a real security risk to me, so not a good idea.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by lkamal

If this was a possibility, it would have helped a lot. However I am not quite sure about the security risks that might be raised.

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