Wednesday, May 27, 2009

vncconfig's copy/paste bug

I'm doing my coding on a workstation by connecting to it with a vnc client. To be able to do copy/paste or cut/paste between my computer and the workstation I use vncconfig. But there are times it does not work at all. You copy your text on one computer and when you try to paste it on the other computer, nothing happens. I discovered a workaround for this. Assume that you're trying to copy/paste from computer A to computer B and nothing happens. Open the screen of computer B, copy some text from it (anything). Then open computer A and copy the desired text, later paste it in computer B. It'll do the paste now.