Did you know that following the Windows 10 October 2018 update, a new Windows clipboard feature has been added that allows you to track and maintain a history of the items (text and images — up to 4MB) that you copy to the clipboard? This new feature is not turned on by default; however, I will outline below how to turn it on.
Why would you want to maintain a history of your copy (and paste) operations?
This new feature is a Godsend to me. If you are a blogger, graphic designer, and/or write numerous documents at work, you have most likely learned how to use the “Copy (Ctrl-C)” and “Paste (Ctrl-V”) operation in Windows where you copy a line of text or an image and paste it into another location. The problem with this is once you do this more than one time, it erases any previous items you may have copied.
With the NEW Windows 10 clipboard tracking utility, this problem is resolved where once you copy an item (text or image) to the clipboard it is added to a list of previous items you copied. If you copy/paste the same item on multiple occasions you can pin that item to the list so that it is not removed from the list. Another feature with this clipboard is that you can sync the clipboard timeline so that it is available on other computers you may access. You will need a Microsoft account for this feature to work.
Before I go any further in explaining how to turn on this NEW clipboard utility, I want to sort of back into this by telling you that to invoke or launch the clipboard history, hit the “Windows + V” keys in combination on your clipboard. Once the clipboard appears on the screen you can double mouse click on an entry and it will auto paste in the location you select.
How do I turn on this clipboard utility?
- Go to the “Windows Start Button” at the bottom left corner and “right mouse click”
- Open Settings.
- Click on System.
- Click on Clipboard.
- Turn on the “Clipboard history” toggle switch.
- Turn on the “Snyc across devices” toggle (optional)
That is all there is to it… Remember to launch this utility you must hit the “Windows + V” keys…
Source: How to use the new clipboard on Windows 10 October 2018 Update | Windows Central