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You can save a file in Notepad++ using "unix" line-endings. It is a menu-selection. See for example How to avoid DOS line endings in Windows tools Change EOL on multiple files in one go Can I convert file format in Notepad++ ?
To questions 1 and 2: Yes, Windows is able to access the data from the swap partition. But is not able to interpret these data by default. So you could analyse the partition using some tools, but Windows would not display any data by default. To question 3: The swap partition (or file) does not contain a mirror of the RAM, it contains the data that didn't ...
It seems that both (Windows and Linux) are insecure in this regard by default, but that by specially configuring or running special tools, you can erase the contents of their swap partitions. These are useful reading material: Why encrypt the swap partition (2013) Encrypted swap partition on Debian/Ubuntu (2008) Swap file may contain sensitive data (2013) ...
You cannot affect a user in windows by setting the setuid bit in Linux. Windows does not see or use the setuid bit on a file from a Linux server. Windows has no concept or mechanism of setuid.
One way is to simply be able to use a shortcut while in Windows, to quickly switch focus to the virtual machine, and then you can F12 to raise Guake or do whatever else you like. Although VirtualBox itself has some keyboard shortcut options for focus, but I found they required too many keys, and easily conflicted with some other programs I wanted to use, so ...
No, if VirtualBox doesn't have focus, it cannot capture keystrokes to send them to the guest VM.
"Permissions" on NTFS file-systems are a mount option. NTFS doesn't support unix style permissions, ntfs-3g has to fake it with NTFS ACLs. Use umask=027 on the mount command line (or in /etc/fstab) to get permissions of 640. See man mount.ntfs for more details and options.
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