It’s been a while since I last wrote a post but it does feel good so I’m expecting to pick up blogging in a more regular cadence soon!

This one is a quicky though, as I had an annoying issue with Ubuntu 22.04 VM’s running on VMware workstation.

Every time I attempted to paste a (larger) file from the host it would crash Ubuntu’s File Explorer (Nautilus):

Nautilus (Ubuntu's File Explorer) crashes when pasting a file from a VMware host

click video above to play

Fortunately I found a workaround:

Logout and on the login screen click the settings icon (if you have multiple users, click your username first) and change the Desktop option from “Ubuntu” to “Ubuntu on Xorg”:

Ubuntu Logon Screen, change logon option to Ubuntu on Xorg via the Settings button

Much better:

Copy file from VMware Host to Ubuntu desktop without crash

click video above to play