By Ellie / Last Updated September 6, 2021

Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste not working

Chrome Remote Desktop, developed by Google, is a free remote access program. It is accessible as a simple Chrome extension, giving users permanent access to another computer with different operating systems, for example, iOS, OS X, Chrome OS, Android, Windows, and Linux.

Many users use Chrome Remote Desktop for different purposes, like work, or study. A function they may use a lot is copy and paste, which is very convenient and time-saving. However, recently some users said they are facing Google Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste not working problem, and they wonder how could they enable copy paste on Chrome Remote Desktop.

Why Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste not working?

Actually, it is not difficult to enable Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste. On the one hand, Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste not working may be due to you don’t enable clipboard synchronization on Chrome Remote Desktop. Thus, after you’ve successfully connected to another computer via Chrome Remote Desktop, you could then change the settings. On the other hand, this may be caused by the settings of Google Chrome. Google Chrome may sometimes block the use of copy and paste on some sites. Thus, you need to edit the site settings to enable copy and paste on Chrome Remote Desktop site.

How to enable Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste?

In the previous part, we’ve mentioned that you could enable Google Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste through enabling clipboard synchronization or editing site settings. Now that we’ve clearly acknowledged the two methods to enable Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste, here are the detailed steps on how to do it.

Solution 1. Enable clipboard synchronization

Step 1. After you’ve successfully connected to another computer via Chrome Remote Desktop, open the Option Panel on the right side of the screen. Locate Enable clipboard synchronization, and then click Begin.

Enable Clipboard Synchronization

Step 2. Then you’ll receive a pop-up window to remind you that Chrome Remote Desktop wants to see text and images copied to the clipboard. Click Allow.

Allow Clipboard

Step 3. Now, you’ve already enabled clipboard synchronization, click OK to start Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste.

All Set

Solution 2. Edit site setting

Step 1. Click the button on the upper-right corner, and then click Settings.

Chrome Settings

Step 2. Click Privacy and security on the left pane, and then locate and click Site Settings.

Privacy and Security

Step 3. On the Site Setting page, locate the site of Chrome Remote Desktop. Then click the button where the mouse locates.

Site Setting

Step 4. Then slide your mouse, you’ll find Clipboard. Change the default setting into Allow. Now you can start Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste.

Clipboard Allow

Conclusion

In summary, this post introduces two methods to enable Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste. First, enable clipboard synchronization. Second, edit site settings. Generally speaking, to enable Google Chrome Remote Desktop copy paste is much easier than to fix Microsoft Remote Desktop clipboard not working problem.

However, users of Chrome Remote Desktop may also face other annoying problems like Chrome Remote Desktop not working, Chrome Remote Desktop timeout, etc. Besides, Chrome Remote Desktop has several obvious shortcomings. Firstly, you need to download the Chrome browser on both computers. Secondly, you need to log in to the same account. Thirdly, the automatically generated access code will expire only in 5 minutes. If you are not familiar with the operation, it will be difficult to complete within the time limit. It is not very friendly to novice users.

Therefore, users could also choose other easy-to-operate remote access software, like AnyViewer, to help them complete remote access easily and efficiently.