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  1. Guacamole
  2. GUACAMOLE-1282

Add option to send key events instead of accessing the remote clipboard

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: guacamole
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      Description

      Currently Guacamole relies on the VNC protocol's clipboard forwarding to send clipboard contents to the remote machine connected through VNC.

      This does not work when the connection is to a QEMU/KVM guest machine through the QEMU/KVM built-in VNC server, as it does not have access to the guest machine's clipboard.

      In such case, if a user wants to access the remote machine's clipboard, he/she needs to run a VNC server in the guest machine and ask the hypervisor's administrator to perform the necessary port redirection. This is not user friendly, and it's not always possible to do so.

      It would be nice to have an option in Guacamole Menu (Ctrl+Alt+Shift) to toggle between sending the clipboard contents:

      a) through VNC protocol's clipboard API; or

      b) by sending keystrokes

      This way, the user can choose to send keystroke events to the remote machine, and he/she will be able to paste clipboard contents on remote machines running as QEMU/KVM guests.

      Original discussion

      http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/guacamole-user/202102.mbox/browser

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              Reporter:
              lseki Lucio Mitsuru Seki
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