Clipboard changes?

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Tue Sep 24 15:40:43 UTC 2019

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:56 PM MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at> wrote:

> Did anything change in any recent updates with the way the system
> clipboard is handled?
> I ask because the clipboard works fine on my Xubuntu 18.04 host, but
> the bidirectional clipboard setup between the host and my VirtualBox
> VMs no longer works.
> I suspect this is a VB issue because at work I run Win 10 with an
> Xubuntu VM and it fails there, too.  (At home I run Xubuntu with Win 7
> VMs.)

Think back on your behavior. Did you recently start using Google Chrome or
Chromium inside or outside the VM? I was recently "bit" by this bug, where
the clipboard didn't work between Chromium on the host and anything inside
the VM:

The simplest workaround is to use Firefox or another non-Chrome-derived
browser. Alternatively you can paste the text into something else (text
editor or whatever) and then copy and paste inside or outside the VM.
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