Right, this problem should be fixed with Spice, so I'm closing this
** Changed in: qemu
Status: Confirmed => Fix Released
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No copy/paste with VNC display with Windows guest
Status in QEMU:
There is no copy/paste functionality between a Windows guest and the
VNC client. This is a significant usability problem.
One work-around is to run VNC inside of the guest. But that appears
to have more overhead than qemu's VNC display.
Obviously, qemu's VNC display is just a display device and knows
absolutely nothing about the Windows clipboard. Thus, to interface
with the guest's clipboard would require a helper app running in the
guest that can hook into qemu. This would probably be the best
There are probably not a lot of qemu developers interested in trying
to write the helper app. Not exactly an interesting job. But since
it is a significant usability problem, and many users would see this
as a major oversight, I suggest leaving this bug open long-term as a
hint so that some volunteer later looking for something to do might
take pity on everyone and write this helper app.
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