Shared Clipboard and Graphics

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Shared Clipboard and Graphics

Postby RH44 » 12. Oct 2010, 02:52

I'm having any issue with the shared clipboard. It works fine with text (both Guest to Host and Host to Guest) but when I try to copy a graphic in either direction, it doesn't work. Can anyone point me in the right direction to fix this?

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Re: Shared Clipboard and Graphics

Postby Perryg » 12. Oct 2010, 02:54

The VirtualBox shared clipboard ONLY supports text.
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Re: Shared Clipboard and Graphics

Postby RH44 » 12. Oct 2010, 02:56

Well that would explain it and I'll stop beating my head against the wall! Thank you very much for the quick response.
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Re: Shared Clipboard and Graphics

Postby stutenberger » 18. Apr 2011, 17:28

Virtual Box supports graphics as well. That applies when the host OS is Windows. I used that for Win7 hosts quite often, and I think it also works for Server 2008, and likely earlier windows versions. For the guests I used WinXP, Win7, Windows Server 2008R2.

I was able to share graphics from from host to guest(s) as well as from guest to host. Also I could directly share from guest to another guest. No problem at all.

Unfortunately I could not share graphics when I used the Linux edition of VirtualBox. I use VirtualBox 4.0.4 on Ubuntu now. Only text seems working in all directions. :cry:
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