Ability to Copy/Paste on demand without automatic clipboard sharing with Mac

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by Esko, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Esko

    Esko Bit Poster

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    I can't share clipboard with host OS because of security implications, but I need to copypaste across VMs.
     
  2. alev

    alev Parallels Developers

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    So you don't want clipboard to be shared with Mac, but you are OK with the fact that it is shared among VMs?
     
  3. Esko

    Esko Bit Poster

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    I want a few different things that I bet will be edge cases. I'm not unrealistic. There's probably a way to satisfy my needs with an implementation that makes sense for more people. Was in a hurry when creating the topic.

    I want to share clipboard from a VM without friction, and also paste as expected into the VM if it can be done without continuous access to host clipboard for the VM. One approach might be to create menu items for the VM such as Copy From VM and Paste Into VM while clipboard sharing is entirely disabled. If only pasting is possible, that would be helpful.

    You raise the idea of sharing clipboard selectively between VMs. Worth considering too.

    In general with VMs, I want to isolate them as much as possible yet still be able to get files in and out (drag and drop is nice) and transfer clipboard between them securely (with expressed intent every time).

    Thanks!
     
  4. alev

    alev Parallels Developers

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    Thanks Esko, the idea is clear!
    Can you shed some light on what you are trying to accomplish with isolated VMs and why clipboard isolation is important in such scenario? You can send a personal message if you want.
     

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