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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #5105


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10/05/09 08:07:44 (5 years ago)
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  • Ticket #5105

    • Property Summary changed from Open file in guest by guest ddition to Open file in guest by guest additions
  • Ticket #5105 – Description

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    33'''Motivation:'''[[BR]] 
    44Suppose you run a Linux host environment with a mail client and receive a .docx file that shall be opened in MS Office in a virtual machine. The workflow today would be:[[BR]] 
    5 1) save file in temporary directory [host system][[BR]] 
    6 2) open explorer [guest][[BR]] 
    7 3) navigate to temporary directory [guest][[BR]] 
    8 4) open file [guest][[BR]] 
     5 1. save file in temporary directory [host system][[BR]] 
     6 2. open explorer [guest][[BR]] 
     7 3. navigate to temporary directory [guest][[BR]] 
     8 4. open file [guest][[BR]] 
    99 
    1010'''Proposal:'''[[BR]] 
    1111Offer an executable "open_in_vm" for the guest system. The user could then ask the mail client to "Open with..." -> "open_in_vm".[[BR]] 
    12 The "open_in_vm" executable would[[BR]] 
    13 1) translate the local path into a shared path (/tmp/document.docx becomes \Vboxsrvroot\tmp\document.docx) and[[BR]] 
    14 2) ask the guest addition in the VM to open \Vboxsrvroot\tmp\document.docx with the default executable as the user currently logged in 
     12The "open_in_vm" executable would 
     13 1. translate the local path into a shared path (/tmp/document.docx becomes \Vboxsrvroot\tmp\document.docx) and[[BR]] 
     14 2. ask the guest addition in the VM to open \Vboxsrvroot\tmp\document.docx with the default executable as the user currently logged in 
    1515 
    16 '''Possible Extensions:'''[[BR]] 
    17 - if no VM is started, the "open_in_vm" executable could ask the user whether a VM should be started and which one[[BR]] 
    18 - if several VMs are started, the "open_in_vm" executable could ask which one should open the file 
     16'''Possible Extensions:''' 
     17 * if no VM is started, the "open_in_vm" executable could ask the user whether a VM should be started and which one[[BR]] 
     18 * if several VMs are started, the "open_in_vm" executable could ask which one should open the file 
    1919 
    2020I don't know how difficult it would be to implement this feature but I think it would be extremely useful. I did not find a feature request describing this behavior. 

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