Re: sends the contents of the clipboard to the remote machine

Chris Mullins

Hi Rui

That is good to know but I think it rases an issue.  I appreciate that text should be able to pass both ways within the remote connection but having a Push option on each end blurs the distinction between the controlling and controlled computers.  The user of the controlled computer is able to use the push command and compromise the clipboard of the controlling computer, which should not be so.  Could the “push clipboard” entry on the Remote Menu be replaced by  “Push clipbord to remote” and “Pull clipboard from remote” entries which are greyed out on a machine if it is connected as a controlled computer.  When the controlling user uses the Pull command, it could execute the “push” related code on the controlled computer, so would utilise existing routines but functionality would be where it should be, with the Controlling machine.         


I am a big fan of the Remote Support feature of NVDA but I don’t find the associated Help text very helpful.




From: Rui Fontes
Sent: 07 June 2020 15:06
Subject: Re: [nvda] sends the contents of the clipboard to the remote machine


It works in both directions...


I have used it several times...


Rui Fontes

NVDA portuguese team


Às 15:02 de 07/06/2020, Chris Mullins escreveu:


In the help guide of the Remote Support add-on it states:

“The Push clipboard option in the remote menu allows you to push text from your clipboard. when activated, any text on the clipboard will be pushed to the other machines.”

What it doesn’t say is whether this command can be executed on both the controlling and controlled computers in the remote session.  When I have been the controlling user in a remote session I have used the Push Clipboard command to enable me to populate a text file previously created on the controlled machine but I have never done it the other way around as Luke describes below.    





From: Luke Davis
Sent: 07 June 2020 05:14
Subject: Re: [nvda] sends the contents of the clipboard to the remote machine


On Sat, 6 Jun 2020, Kevin Cussick via wrote:


> Hi,   this only works with text right?   You can not copy a file from local

> machine and send it to the remote machine?


I have not tried it with graphical content or other formatted type text or data.

I have transferred word documents this way, by opening them on the remote,

selecting all, copying, sending it to the control, and pasting into another word

document on my local machine.


A pain, but it works.


And if there is a MIME encoder (or UU Encoder) on the remote, any file could be

losslessly converted to text and moved this way.  But that is a lot of effort.








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