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From Nick Couchman <>
Subject Re: RE: RE: Disable Hidden Menu
Date Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:55:40 GMT
Adrian,For RDP, you can disable this functionality on the server-side, through GPO, I believe.
For SSH, I'm not sure I have a good answer there at the moment - I can't remember how Guacmaole
actually handles the copy/paste functionality in SSH, and if there's a SSH server way to block
However, be aware that just disabling the user menu won't necessarily disable the ability
to use the clipboard, particularly in SSH.  Users can still load a browser extension and
use the clipboard transparently to copy text between the guest and the server, without actually
having access to this menu.  Obviously if you can control what extensions the user loads
in their browser you can, at least partially, mitigate this risk - but I don't know that I
would consider just hiding the user menu a fool-proof way to disable clipboard access.

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:19:29 AM EDT, Adrian Owen <> wrote:

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RDP to Windows and SSH to Linux all thru Guacamole.


From: Nick Couchman [] 
Sent: 02 August 2017 15:17
Subject: Re: RE: Disable Hidden Menu


What type of systems are you connecting to on the remote side?




On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:15:19 AM EDT, Adrian Owen <> wrote:



Hi Nick,


Thanks for you explanation.


The reason is: Users are not allowed Clipboard access to remote computers. 


Disabling Guacamole hidden menu, and ‘Browser Clipboard access’ meets the requirement.



Thanks, Adrian


From: Nick Couchman [] 
Sent: 02 August 2017 15:03
Subject: Re: Disable Hidden Menu



A couple of issues, here:


- Moving files out of the way in Tomcat like that isn't a very reliable way to make changes,
since Tomcat will likely, at some point, re-deploy the web application and wipe out your changes.
 It looks like moving that file and restarting doesn't necessarily trigger the redeploy of
the original file, but it's still not a very reliable method for doing that.


- The client.html file is not the file responsible for the appearance of the hidden menu.
 That code is buried in the app.js file that contains all of the other JavaScript code for
Guacamole.  So, I would not expect moving this file out of the way to actually disable this
menu, or at least not only disable the menu - it will probably cause other problems.  The
fact that you're not seeing any changes after moving it probably has to do with caching on
client, server, or both.


- I do not believe there is currently a way to disable the hidden menu.  Maybe you can add
some detail about why you want to hide it, and you can also open a JIRA issue to request that
as an enhancement, if you like, but it would probably be good to discuss a little further,
here, and see what you're trying to accomplish and why.





On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 9:21:30 AM EDT, Adrian Owen <> wrote:

I renamed 
And restarted tomcat8
But hidden menu still appears?
How to disable it?
Many thanks, Adrian

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