Ticket #5221 (new defect)
Opened 4 years ago
copy/paste from various clients to Mac host appends a NULL character to the text
|Reported by:||mcb9||Owned by:|
|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: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23310