Share the clipboard

The clipboard of the host machine can be shared with the guest in Boxes.

  1. Right-click on the box in the collection view and select Properties, or if the box is running, click the menu (settings) button in the header bar and select Properties.

  2. On the General tab, switch Share clipboard to ON.

While express installation typically takes care of making shared clipboard available to you, express installation is not available for all operating systems. In such cases or if you choose manual installation, for shared clipboard to work the SPICE vdagent needs to be installed in the guest. In most Linux-based operating systems the package is called spice-vdagent. If the guest is running a different operating system, check out the SPICE download page.