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[Qemu-devel] [Bug 498039] Re: No copy/paste with VNC display with Window

From: T. Huth
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [Bug 498039] Re: No copy/paste with VNC display with Windows guest
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:44:56 -0000

Right, this problem should be fixed with Spice, so I'm closing this
ticket now.

** Changed in: qemu
       Status: Confirmed => Fix Released

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  No copy/paste with VNC display with Windows guest

Status in QEMU:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  There is no copy/paste functionality between a Windows guest and the
  VNC client.  This is a significant usability problem.

  One work-around is to run VNC inside of the guest.  But that appears
  to have more overhead than qemu's VNC display.

  Obviously, qemu's VNC display is just a display device and knows
  absolutely nothing about the Windows clipboard.  Thus, to interface
  with the guest's clipboard would require a helper app running in the
  guest that can hook into qemu.  This would probably be the best

  There are probably not a lot of qemu developers interested in trying
  to write the helper app.  Not exactly an interesting job.  But since
  it is a significant usability problem, and many users would see this
  as a major oversight, I suggest leaving this bug open long-term as a
  hint so that some volunteer later looking for something to do might
  take pity on everyone and write this helper app.

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