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    Question Have Full Screen with Guest Additions but cannot copy and paste text...

    Hi.

    I am running Linux Mint 13 MATE as host and have Linux Mint 13 Xfce in VirtualBox as a guest.

    I had full screen before installing Guest Additions but wanted to be able to copy and paste text between host and guest so I installed the Guest Additions but no luck.

    Has anyone tips to get this to work?

    Thanks.
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    Angry Re: Have Full Screen with Guest Additions but cannot copy and paste text...

    I installed the latest version of VirtualBox and installed the latest Guest Additions but still no luck.
    I can even access a shared folder.

    Why the hell can I not copy and paste text between host and guest for these 2 particular virtual machine distros? I have other distros installed without this problem.
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    Re: Have Full Screen with Guest Additions but cannot copy and paste text...

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    Re: Have Full Screen with Guest Additions but cannot copy and paste text...

    Honestly don't know, never had that issue. Maybe try the VB forums & IRC, https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Community

    Are the mint versions you using based on ubuntu or debian?

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    Re: Have Full Screen with Guest Additions but cannot copy and paste text...

    I just noticed the features as shown in image. The drag and drop does not work but the copy and paste (shared clipboard) works fine - use bidirectional option.
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    Re: Have Full Screen with Guest Additions but cannot copy and paste text...

    Devices > use bidirectional option
    Thank you!!!

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