Is it possible to share the clipboard of my local machine and a remote machine automatically when using OS X's built-in Screen Sharing utility? The whole Edit -> Send Clipboard, Edit -> Get Clipboard routine starts to feel a little cumbersome if you're doing any regular copy and paste work between your local desktop and a remote session.
This feature seems to now exist in Apple Screen Sharing Version 1.5 (481.1)
Edit > Use Shared Clipboard
View > Show Toolbar and then select
Use Shared Clipboard
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like the clipboard can be shared automatically. However, instead of going Edit->Send Clipboard and Edit->Get Clipboard, you can use the get/send clipboard buttons:
They're usually hidden by default, but you can get them to appear by clicking this button in the upper right hand corner of the window: or going View->Show Toolbar
Maybe you might want to switch to JollysFastVNC, which supports pasteboard sync out of the box: http://www.jinx.de/JollysFastVNC.html
Note that it is not free of charge. You can also get it in the Mac App Store, where the home version (up to 7 computers) costs US-$ 9.99.
I just went through getting Screen Sharing to work for me so I could cut JollysFastVNC out of my workflow. :) If possible I'd like to not go back to a paid VNC solution. Plus, I do like that CMD+key combos work with OS X's Screen Share (it never did with JollysFast for me).– Ian C.Feb 15, 2011 at 15:29