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Copy Paste Does Not Work in VirtualBox 6.1.4

This is an issue of “VBoxGuestAdditions_6.1.4.iso”. To fix it, we need to downgrade it to the previous version “6.1.2” inside the VM. The solution comes from here.

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# Run the following commands inside your VM.
wget https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.1.2/VBoxGuestAdditions_6.1.2.iso
sudo mkdir /media/iso
sudo mount VBoxGuestAdditions_6.1.2.iso /media/iso -o loop
sudo /media/iso/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
# After a reboot it works.

Updated on 2020-04-16.

This issue is fixed in the latest VirtualBox “6.1.6“ version. Here is the changelog:

VirtualBox 6.1.6 (released April 14 2020)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: Multiple enhancements including visual elements updates

  • Graphics: Fixed monitor resizing and multi-monitor handling bugs on X11 guests with VMSVGA graphics adapter

  • Graphics: Enhancements in 2D and 3D acceleration and rendering

  • USB: Multiple enhancements improving prformance and stability

  • Serial port: Improve error handling and fix hang when host port disappears

  • VBoxManage: Multiple fixes for guestcontrol operations

  • API: Fix for exception handling bug in Python bindings

  • Shared clipboard: Multiple fixes including possible crash and HTML data support

  • Linux host and guest: Support Linux kernel 5.6 (bug #19312)

In my option, this issue is so low level that I couldn’t help thinking that whether VirtualBox had a basic UI automation test process or not.

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