With a feature called Clipboard History, you can see and use a recent list of items you have copied to the clipboard.
Clipboard History first appeared in October 2018 update for Windows 10, so you should have installed this update. The feature supports text, HTML (web pages) and images less than 4MB in size.
Clipboard History stores a maximum of 25 entries, with the older ones dropping off as new items appear. Unless an item is pinned, the list will reset every time your device is restarted.
This is for devices using Windows 10 operating system
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Enable Clipboard History
Navigate to Settings by pressing Windows + I. Once there, click the System option. Refer to below image:
On the sidebar, click on Clipboard. In this option, locate the section Clipboard History and toggle the switch to On. See below image:
Clipboard History is now enabled. You may close Settings and use the feature in any application.
View Clipboard History
You can now call up a list of items you have copied recently while using any application. To do so, press Windows + V. See following image:
A small floating window will pop up either near the application you are using, or if all windows are closed or minimized, in the lower-right corner of your screen. At the top of the list will be the most recent items you have copied. Refer to below image:
While the Clipboard History window is open, you can click on any item in the list to paste it into an open application or document at the location of your cursor. See following image:
Pin a Clipboard History Item
You can also pin an item to the Clipboard History list by clicking on the tiny Hamburger icon (the one with 3 dots) and selecting the Pin option. That way, the item will remain on the Clipboard History list even if you reboot the computer or click Clear all. See below image:
Remove a Clipboard History Item
To remove items from Clipboard History, click the Delete option beside an item on the list. Or you can clear the entire list by clicking the Clear all option. Refer to below image:
Disable Clipboard History
To turn off Clipboard History in Windows 10, navigate to Settings > System > Clipboard. Locate the option Clipboard History and toggle the switch to Off. See below image:
You may now close Settings. Once the feature is disabled, if you press Windows + V, you will see a small window alerting you that Windows 10 cannot show your Clipboard History because the feature is turned off.
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