View Full Version : [ubuntu] Virutalbox Clipboard to Evolution Email doesn't work

February 22nd, 2009, 01:33 AM

I have WinXP running as a guest under Ubuntu. If I copy something in Windows (Virtualbox) and then try to paste it into an Evolution e-mail, it won't paste. I have to paste it into gedit, then copy it again, then paste it into my email. It only happens for the body of the message, not the subject line.

Any ideas why or how to make this work?


February 22nd, 2009, 07:07 AM
open virtual box. right click the virtual machine and click settings.

then, general -> advanced -> shared clipboard

1. host to guest, if you want to copy/paste from ubuntu into the virtual machine.
2. guest to host, if you want to copy/paste from virtual machine into ubuntu.
3. select bidirectional, if you want to have a fully shared clipboard.

February 22nd, 2009, 08:06 AM
It's already set up bi-directional. I can paste into other Ubuntu programs just fine, just not Evolution email body text. Any other ideas?

February 22nd, 2009, 08:11 AM
i don't have evolution so can't say anything about that.

which paste method are you using, mouse middle click or ctrl+v?

February 22nd, 2009, 08:13 AM
I tried Ctrl+V and Edit (from the menu) paste

February 22nd, 2009, 08:20 AM
try ctrl+shift+v in evolution.

February 22nd, 2009, 08:46 AM
Nope, didn't work. I can paste to text editor (Ubuntu) no problem.

February 22nd, 2009, 12:12 PM
i have run out of ideas. maybe, someone else can help you out :)

February 22nd, 2009, 12:21 PM
Thanks for trying! I believe this is a bug. I don't know who to report it to.

February 22nd, 2009, 12:27 PM
you can try here: