Type text clipboard into guest without Parallels Tools

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac Feature Suggestions' started by NoahO, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. NoahO

    NoahO Bit Poster

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    Hi,
    Often I find myself working with VMs that don't yet have integration tools installed, and I would like to copy and paste a snippet of text, eg, to install integration tools, enable SSH, etc.

    It would be really nice if as part of the keyboard menu, instead of sending single keypresses, I could copy and paste a whole bunch of text to be typed into the VM. I think this would be really easy to implement, as the functionality for typing single keys is already there, and I know you can type whole sequences because that is how Packer works with parallels integration. (https://www.packer.io/)

    For example, my favorite remote desktop app, Royal TSX has this feature.

    See screenshots.
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  2. AaronS3

    AaronS3

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    Yes please - should be under edit menu and read "Type Clipboard Contents as Keystrokes", please.
     
  3. MarioB4

    MarioB4 Bit Poster

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    Desperately need this feature as well!
     
  4. JosephK7

    JosephK7 Bit Poster

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    Yes!!! we need this. It solves the Windows login password issue too. I prefer to use much stronger passwords and paste them from a password manager, but windows won't take paste on the login screen for security reasons.
     

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