I've been using VirtualBox for years, and copy and paste has always been unstable. I'm now so frustrated about it and finally decided to jump over the hoops to register a forum account to complain about it.
I know Copy and paste,
- must be enabled in the VM settings.
-It will only work if the Guest Additions are installed in the Guest.
- And it will only copy text - not files.
No problem with that, but the stability -- It works when the VM is freshly started, but it won't be long before the copy and paste capability between the host and client is gone.
Host: Win 7 desktop, 12G Mem
Guest: Ubuntu Precise
I restart my Win 7 Host every week, but because of loosing the copy and paste capability in my VM, I normally need to restart my VM at least 3 times a week. When the situation is worse, I need to restart my VM two or three time a day! As a reference, my Linux system back home will last months before I ever need to restart . This is so frustrating.
Over the years, I was trying to observer what cause the copy and paste to be gone, and finally realized that there is no reason at all. It works seconds before, and when I try to copy another word, it just suddenly stop working. I've been carefully observing my RAM usage lately because I was thinking it might be caused by extreme end conditions, but notice that my host RAM usage was never close to 60%, yet the copy and paste will be gone at any moment.
Anyone experience the same as well?