Microsoft is finally releasing one of the most awaited features for Windows — Clipboard history. Being able to have a copy of what you save in your clipboard can be very helpful in getting things done faster on your Windows 10 PC.
With the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666 (RS5), Microsoft has brought in the Clipboard history feature to Windows 10 which lets users save multiple items to their clipboard so they can be used later as well.
The new Clipboard experience also brings in the ability to sync your Windows 10 Clipboard across your devices. Meaning, you can copy text on your current PC, and then switch to another device and paste the copied text there. It works seamlessly.
To get these new clipboard features on your Windows 10 machine, you need to join the Windows Insider Program and download the latest Windows Insider Preview build (17666 or above) on your PC.
How to enable Clipboard history in Windows 10
- Open Start menu and click on the Settings icon.
- Click on the System option on the Settings page.
- Select the Clipboard option from the sidebar on the left of the screen.
- Now Turn On the toggle for Save multiple items on the right panel to enable clipboard history feature on Windows 10.
That’s all you gotta do to enable clipboard history in Windows 10.
How to use Windows 10 clipboard history manager
Once you’ve turned On clipboard history feature on your Windows 10, you can access the clipboard manager by pressing “Windows key + V” on your computer’s keyboard. This will bring up a pop-up with all your recent clipboard saves. Click on the one you want to use and it’ll be instantly pasted.
You can also pin a clipboard item that you use frequently from the clipboard history. To do that, click on the small Pin icon on the right of a clip.