Ticket #417 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Shared clipboard does not work and also affect other programs

Reported by: xrfang Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: clipboard
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.10 Keywords: clipboard
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I am running VirtualBox 1.4 on Ubuntu 6.10 Host. Guest system is Windows XP Pro.

There are several weird problems:

1) Clipboard sharing only partly works (works sometime, but not always). Also, while it works, it does not paste correctly for Chinese text. Somebody on Ubuntu-CN forum said it was incorrect UTF8 processing for Chinese text (did UTF8 conversion twice) I didn't verify though.

2) It affect other programs! Quite funny... while vbox is running, I try to copy text from Claws-Mail to Firefox, for example, both on the HOST system, it paste something strange. Clipboard return normal while I shut down VBox.


vbox_logs.tar.gz Download (87.1 KB) - added by AaronAnderson 9 years ago.
Logs from vbox.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by michael

This should be fixed in the current SVN version.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by kenken

I have this problem as well (Feisty host).

It looks like the host clipboard always contains the last copy from within the VM. For this reason, I cannot paste anything the other way.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by michael

Could you try the following test build of VirtualBox?

You should uninstall your current build before installing it. This will not affect your virtual machines.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by kenken

It worked in my small test (~10 min).

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by AaronAnderson

I'm having problems with the 1.4.1 version posted above. I have the same problem as listed in the ticket. Thanks Michael.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by michael

AaronAnderson: try the following snapshot of VirtualBox 1.4.1:

General note: this is a beta version, not a release.

Changed 9 years ago by AaronAnderson

Logs from vbox.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by michael

AaronAnderson: are you using the latest version of the guest additions with your VM? Better to take the version from the non-debugging build I send you.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by AaronAnderson

Michael: I was NOT updating the VM addins when upgrading vbox. I updated them Friday afternoon. I'll try and do some stress testing this weekend or Monday morning.

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to clipboard

comment:10 Changed 8 years ago by hydril

VirtualBox version 2.0.0
Host: Ubuntu 7.04 Guest: Win XP
I host the Windows box. Clipboard is shared. My colleague is on Debian. He logs into the Win with RDP.
Sometimes I paste fragments from his Debian clipboard and sometimes my copy/paste (even with middle mouse button) doesn't work. I guess that pasting is the problem because cutting text makes it disappear.

comment:11 Changed 8 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if this problem is still relevant with the latest release (2.1.2).

comment:12 Changed 7 years ago by kirte

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

Hi, I'm having the same issue on Virtual box 3.0.10. My host OS is Windows 7 x64, starting guest os Windows 2008 R2 with the virtualbox additions breaks copy/paste in the host system. I'm unable to paste anything at all.

comment:13 Changed 7 years ago by frank

  • Host type changed from other to Windows
  • Version changed from VirtualBox 1.4.0 to VirtualBox 3.0.10

comment:14 Changed 6 years ago by matthew72

I still have clipboard sharing issues with vbox 4.0.4r70112 on ubuntu 10.04 host. all vms are windows xp guests.
it usually works as expected, but:

  • to copy/paste between two running vms i (only sometimes) have to paste in the host and copy the text again
  • today the clipboard stopped working within one of the vms: whatever i copied in the vm was ignored, when i (immediately) pasted in the same vm i still got the text i copied in the guest some time before. it didn't work until i tried copy/pasting in another vm (there are other two open at the same time): it worked there and somehow resolved the issue in the third vm too.

comment:15 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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