Enabling Clipboard History in Windows 10

December 14, 2023

[avatar user="Jamie Poindexter" size="thumbnail" align="left" link="attachment" /]byJamie Poindexter|Jul 2, 2020|Jamie's Tech Corner,Our blogIf you are working with large amounts of data and images and moving text back and forth between programs you probably copy and paste a lot. Introduced in 2018 this less known feature of Windows 10 called clipboard history can come in handy and adds a sync feature as well to the clipboard.Clipboard history lets you copy multiple items and then display them as a list. So if you frequently copy the same thing over and over this lets you paste it without having to first copy the text to the clipboard again. To enable this feature, open the settings and go to clipboard on the left.

Simply toggle the switch to on for the Clipboard History and optionally the Sync across devices option as well if you use multiple devices and want to share the clipboard data between them.

Now you can press the hotkey “Win logo + V” to display the history.As you copy items it will add to this list for pasting later.If you use a copied text frequently you can also click the 3 dots next to the item and pin it. Now it will always show at the top of the list and will not be overwritten as you copy and paste items to the history.If you enable the sync option just make sure you are signed into the same Microsoft account on both devices. Be aware that if you are copying sensitive data you might want to leave the sync feature off since the data is sent to the Microsoft cloud to share it so though it is secure I would prefer to leave it off unless needed.