Where is the configuration option for sharing clipboards (copy & paste) between the host OS and the guest OS?
With Guest Additions installed, the clipboard of your guest OS can be shared with your host OS.
Highlight the Guest VBox in the VirtualBox console, open General -> Advanced. Here you can choose between various Shared Clipboard settings: Disabled, Guest to Host, Host to Guest or Bidirectional
Windows 7 64-bit host, Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit guest.
I enabled clipboard and drag and drop before installing Guest Additions. After installing Guest additions clipboard and drag n drop did not work. I disabled clipboard and drag n drop, uninstalled guest additions, rebooted, reinstalled guest additions - still failed.
To fix I did this:
Uninstalled guest additions and disabled clipboard and drag and drop. Then from the terminal I used
$ apt-get install make gcc linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Reinstall (should be error free), reboot, enable clipboard and drag and drop. Voilà!
Install Guest Additions for Windows XP. That will allow you to integrate the guest operating system with the host.
- Shared Folders - Meaning you can create folders that are accessible by both the guest and host systems.
- Accelerated Video
- Mouse Integration - You no longer need to capture the mouse. Focus follow your mouse.
- Shared Clipboard
To install the Guest Additions, refer to the User Manual, Chapter 4.
In VirtualBox Windows versions 5.1.8 until 5.2.6 (maybe older or future versions as well) it is accessible in two ways:
- General settings
- Active guest account window
If someone knows what other versions work as well, please add them as comments.
1st Version: General settings
2nd Version: Active guest account window
In order to share your Host clipboard you will need the Guest Additions installed first.
As for the options for the clipboard, Right click the Guest VM within Virtual Box, Select Settings, In the General section select the Advanced tab.
I had the same problem with clipboard not working on my host windows 10 , and ubuntu 16.06 guest. I tried all of the above to no avail. Finally, from the virtual box website I tried this command
If you suspect that something has gone wrong, check that your guest is set up correctly and try executing the command
sudo rcvboxadd setup
Then after a reboot of the guest machine shared clipboard copy and paste finally worked correctly