Ticket #5221 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

copy/paste from various clients to Mac host appends a NULL character to the text

Reported by: mcb9 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: clipboard
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X


I've encountered this problem using Mac OS 10.6.1 as the host and a Windows XP Professional client with the Guest Additions installed. Another user encountered it with a Mac host and both Ubuntu and Solaris clients.

When I copy text inside the client and paste it in the host, a NULL character is appended to the text. This seems to be independent of the client and host apps involved.

In many cases, the NULL character goes unnoticed, but it has a disastrous effect in Thunderbird. Thunderbird truncates the message at the NULL character and all text after it is lost.

This was first described in the forums:

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