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Copy & Paste Text

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Copying/pasting text (using Guacamole menu)

Once you open a connection to your Desktop (using the Display button in your dashboard), will see a real-time view of the display using the remote desktop access tool Guacamole.

To copy/paste text to and from your desktop, you can use the Guacamole menu, which can be opened as needed.

Guacamole menu

The Guacamole menu is a sidebar which is hidden until explicitly shown. On a desktop or other device which has a hardware keyboard, you can show this menu by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift

On a Mac device with an external keyboard, the guacamole menu is displayed by pressing Ctrl+Command+Shift  

If you are using a mobile or touchscreen device that lacks a keyboard, you can also show the menu by swiping right from the left edge of the screen.

To Hide the guacamole menu, press Ctrl+Alt+Shift/ Ctrl+Command+Shift or swipe left across the screen again.

guacamole menu

Copy/Paste text to and from your remote desktop:

At the top of the Guacamole menu is a text area labeled “clipboard” along with some basic instructions:

Text copied/cut within Guacamole will appear here. Changes to the text below will affect the remote clipboard.

The text area functions as an interface between the remote clipboard and the local clipboard. Text from the local clipboard can be pasted into the text area, causing that text to be sent to the clipboard of the remote desktop. Similarly, if you copy or cut text within the remote desktop, you will see that text within the text area, and can manually copy it into the local clipboard if desired.

How to copy/cut and paste text ?

  • Text from the local clipboard can be pasted into the text area, and the text is sent to the remote clipboard.

  • After the text is copied to the remote clipboard, the Guacamole menu can be closed. The text from the clipboard can be pasted in the desired location.

  • Similarly, copying text from the remote desktop sends the text to the Clipboard text area on the Guacamole Menu, which can then be copied to the local clipboard.