Use Clipboard History in Windows 10

I don’t think I’ve ever met anybody who doesn’t use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + X (Cut), Ctrl + C (Copy), and Ctrl + V (Paste) on their PCs, but one limitation is that you’ve only ever been able to store one thing in the Clipboard. There’s a new feature in Windows though called Clipboard History and it comes with a new keyboard shortcut.  Pressing the key combination Windows key + V opens the Clipboard History.

Once the feature is activated, you will see a list of all the items stored, and you can select and click any one you wanted pasted.  You can delete items by clicking the X icon, and also pin them to the Clipboard so that they’re always available. The Clipboard History feature is a great addition to Windows that can make it much easier and quicker to perform routine tasks on your PC.

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  1. Richard Teel
    October 21, 2018

    Mike, I’m not finding this feature on my Windows 10 Pro. I have all updates installed. I went to settings > features > add features but it was not listed. I also do not have clipboard options in settings. Is there somethign that I’m missing or is this not available in the Pro version?

  2. Richard Teel
    October 21, 2018

    Mike, I do not have this option on my Windows 10 Pro machine. I have the latest updates installed. I do not have clipboard options in settings. I also checked settings > add new feature and did not see a clipboard option to install. Is this not available on Windows 10 Pro or is there something else that I need to do to enable this feature?

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