Cut'n'paste between X11 Desktop and the virt-manager VNC graphical console of a Win7 VM guest on a Server

pefu asked:

I have a licensed copy of MicroSoft Windows 7 professional installed and running as guest on my Linux server running qemu-kvm. This works just fine.

But I was unable to figure out how to Cut’n’paste text selections from a window of the Win7 VM into X11 or vice versa.

Is this possible? How?

My answer:


As far as I know this is not yet supported.

When necessary, I work around it by connecting to the Windows VM via RDP (in my case using Remmina, but you can use whatever you like).


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