UPDATE: after playing around, the issue is limited only to Chrome 81.0.4044.113 (Official Build) (64-bit) and Chromium 81.0.4044.113 (Official Build) snap (64-bit) (can paste text but can't copy text to the host). Working on Terminal, Files, Text Editor, Sublime Text,...

I'm a new Linux user, trying to find an alternative solution for my Windows desktop.

My issue: unable to use clipboard to copy from Ubuntu guest to Windows 10 host, while Windows 10 host to Ubuntu guest is working properly.

Below is my setup:

  • Host: Windows 10. winver 1511 (OS build 10586.104)
  • VM: VirtualBox 6.0.14 r133895 (Qt5.6.2) (I don't want to upgrade to newer version due to its another clipboard bug)
  • Guests:
    • Windows 7, winver 6.1 (7601 SP1), all 4 Windows 7 boxes working flawlessly (clipboard host <--> guest)
    • Ubuntu 7 Desktop 18.04.4 LTS lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Release:    18.04
Codename:   bionic

I have tried:

I have tried all solutions I could find in 3 days but no luck.

  • Does this reference help answer your question? superuser.com/questions/1318231/…
    – graham
    Apr 19, 2020 at 9:29
  • @Graham nope, it was one of my attempt but it was not working
    – Thang Tran
    Apr 19, 2020 at 9:34
  • "I don't want to upgrade to newer version due to its another clipboard bug (6.1.4)" - fixed in 6.1.6
    – adasiko
    Apr 19, 2020 at 11:22

1 Answer 1


Based on suggestion Why Ubuntu Desktop 18 client to Windows 10 host clipboard doesn't work? I updated the VirtualBox to latest version 6.1.6 and it fixed the clipboard problem.

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