Bug 392164 - Button for sharing clipboard content
Summary: Button for sharing clipboard content
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: kdeconnect
Classification: Unclassified
Component: common (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Archlinux Packages Linux
: NOR wishlist with 132 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Albert Vaca
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: 386568 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2018-03-22 07:41 UTC by Rokas Kupstys
Modified: 2021-09-15 11:01 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Rokas Kupstys 2018-03-22 07:41:20 UTC
It would be extremely convenient if there was a button to send clipboard contents between devices. Clipboard sharing plugin as cool as it is, is suboptimal and can be considered a security hazard. I very rarely need to share PC clipboard with my phone. Naturally i do not want ALL of my clipboard be tunneled to the phone all the time. Sensitive information like passwords may be copied on PC and there is no reason for it to end up on the phone by default.

Feature i propose would be a [Send clipboard] button in both plasmoid and android application. Clicking this button on PC would send PC clipboard to the phone and vice versa. There probably should be toggle in clipboard plugin settings for implicit or explicit clipboard sharing in order to preserve current behaviour.
Comment 1 Karl Ove Hufthammer 2018-04-14 11:03:30 UTC
I was just going to file this exact feature request! I too like the ability to share the clipboard between devices, but I’m not very comfortable with *every little thing* (including passwords) I copy to the clipboard automatically being shared with my phone and all its apps.

I suggest also adding ‘Send clipboard’ to the right-click menu of the tray icon. If the user has several devices, this would send it to all of the devices. And/or there could be an additional ‘Send clipboard to’ menu item with a sub-menu for selecting which device to send the clipboard to.
Comment 2 Mikhail Khvoinitsky 2021-09-14 23:44:55 UTC
+1 who came to file the same feature request.

I wanted to emphasize the importance of such feature from the security perspective. It's not some hypothetical threat. Recently, I've found out that my Samsung Tablet keyboard maintains a clipboard history (which I didn't asked for) where I was able to find a big list of my passwords (!) which I copied from KeePassXC on the desktop in the past and which KDE Connect had been carefully syncing. The clipboard history feature itself is insane, no doubt, which I've disabled (which wasn't as straightforward as you would expect, it required some hacks with adb (!!)), but less recklessness from KDE Connect is much expected. Still, Samsung keyboard flashes your clipboard content if it's not empty. Who knows which other apps does something nasty with your clipboard.

As far as I can see, this feature has already been implemented on Android (which is much appreciated) but not on Linux.
Comment 3 Gerion 2021-09-15 10:58:50 UTC
*** Bug 386568 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Gerion 2021-09-15 11:01:51 UTC
Coming from bug 386568, I want to make a concretization. Would it be possible to implement for every device this option:

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Share the own clipboard with all connected devices:
() always
() on request (a button will be shown)
() never
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Default setting will be "on request"?