I recently started using Xming to display-back X11 applications from a Linux VM to my Win XP desktop. It's great — much more useful than the solution I had before, which used VNC — but the clipboard behavior is wonky.
At first, I couldn't get the clipboard to sync at all. I killed and restarted Xming a couple of times, and now it's consistent (but wrong):
- When I copy in Windows, I can paste in Linux or Windows.
- When I copy in Linux, I can paste in Linux but not Windows.
- When I copy in Windows, then select in Linux, the primary (selection) and secondary (CTRL–C) buffers both work fine in Linux, but pasting in Windows doesn't work.
Note that when I say pasting in Windows "doesn't work", the Paste menu item is available, indicating Windows thinks there's something on the clipboard, but nothing gets pasted.