I'm using ASUS Chromebook Flip with Google Chrome OS (58.0.3029.18 dev (32-bit)) and Secure Shell (from Chrome Web Store).

I'm trying to perform Copy andPaste from Secure Shell tab, by selecting text, I even get following message:

Selection copied

however, I cannot Paste selected text anywhere( not even inside of the same tab or anywhere really(

By default, Secure Shell automatically copies your active selection to the clipboard.

1 Answer 1


it's a known issue w/canary: 695568 - cannot copy text from hterm to clipboard - chromium - Monorail

you can workaround it by going into your options and turning use-default-window-copy on.

Copy-paste broken with Chrome OS update - Google Groups

  • Link-only answers are not allowed. Please explained summary of procedure in external site in answer. Mar 6, 2017 at 21:49
  • Thanks a lot fo the answer, I had this annoying issue on my machine too.
    – Dereckson
    Mar 6, 2017 at 21:56
  • the links aren't the answer, they're references to the upstream project. explaining how Chrome+hterm are broken together here isn't terribly useful. the actual workaround is here for people to read directly.
    – vapier
    Mar 8, 2017 at 0:19

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