Tiny Pilot Voyager: Paste operation substitutes characters
Wow ! That almost drove me mad trying to authenticate myself using my password manager ! hahaha
Just realized that our newly acquired Tiny Pilot Voyage (not V2) with latest firmware 2.3.1 substitutes characters during a simple copy paste from host to target. For some context, I select this string on a windows 10 pro ##!!\ then goto latest MS Edge currently connected to target via the tiny pilot web app the use its builtin paste operation and when asked I press CTRL+V. The resulting string becomes //||<<
I have no idea if this was introduced in this new firmware or if it was existing before the update.
How can I fix this annoyance in an otherwise fantastic product?
Happy holidays to everyone
Tiny Pie Lot
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Based only on personal observations when pasting into the remote system, I believe you are correct that TinyPilot is replaying the keys since it cannot actually paste (there's no direct data link or shared chipboard between the host system and the remote system).
Yes, @FreihEitner is correct. There's no way for TinyPilot to directly share a clipboard with the target computer, as the only interface we have is the keyboard device. TinyPilot looks at each character one by one and then attempts to type the matching keycode for that character.
The implementation is currently fairly naive and optimized for en-US and en-GB keyboard layouts. We welcome contributions for other locales. You can find the code here:
On your device, it's under