sheep via Whonix Forum:
Wasn’t it the case with the previous point release as well?
It indeed was.
I think the default, at least at the Gateway, should be a disabled clipboard. Most users will not need to do anything on the Gateway ever apart from running apt-get updates or launching Onion Circuits. It is fair that advanced modifications require VirtualBox settings modifications as well.
Useful for copying bridges or other config (onion services…) to the
gateway. Otherwise major usability hassle.
in footnote we say:
“Since Whonix-Gateway is not supposed to be used as a workstation. No
internet facing client application are being used there. Whatever
“leaked” to Whonix-Gateway stays there and since conceptually users do
not use browsers or similar on Whonix-Gateway, it cannot leak anywhere.”
I also noticed that the default option in “Close Virtual Machine” is “Save the machine state” rather than “Power off the machine”. Is this intended?
No. But may also most likely not be possible to modify by using a
VirtualBox ova file since that may be a global VirtualBox rather than
VirtualBox VM specific setting.