How to Use Clipboard History to Paste Previously Copied Text in Windows

Learn how to use clipboard history to paste previously copied text in Windows. This feature allows you to store and access up to the last 25 copied items, making it easy to retrieve text that you need to reuse.



If you find yourself copying and pasting the same text repeatedly because it is being replaced due to your recent text copy, I can help you reuse your copy history.


Windows has a great feature for keeping your copy history, but most people don't know about it. In this article, I'll show you how to keep a history of copied text and reuse it.


That feature is Clipboard, Clipboard helps you to store and access your copied items. The clipboard keeps up to 25 copied items. Not only texts Clipbord stores Images and Screenshots as well.


The Clipboard feature is only available for Windows 10 and newer operating systems. 


Windows versions older than Windows 10 do not have the Clipboard feature. Therefore, you cannot use it on Windows 7, Windows 8, or any older version of Windows. Microsoft introduced the Clipboard feature in Windows 10.


To utilize the Clipboard feature, it is necessary to have Windows 10 or a newer version installed on your device.



What is Clipboard in Windows?


The clipboard in Windows is temporary storage for copied or cut data. The clipboard can store images, text, and other files. You can easily store data in the clipboard by pressing CTRL + C or right-clicking and selecting "Copy." The clipboard also works with cut operations; you can use CTRL + X or right-click and choose "Cut."


These actions will store the copied or cut data in your clipboard. You can access your clipboard by pressing WINDOWS + V, which will open a popup that contains your copied or cut data. You can easily select your previously copied or cut data from this popup.



How do I enable Clipboard history in Windows?


Turning on the clipboard in Windows is quick and easy. Once you turn it on, you can store your copied and cut history on your desktop.


Here's how to turn on Clipboard in Windows:


  1. Open settings on Windows or click WINDOWS + I
  2. Go to System

        3. On the left panel, click the Clipboard menu


        4. Switch on the Clipboard history



Here we go, enabling the Clipboard history is a simple task - all you need to do is turn it on.


After turning on Clipboard history, you can copy or cut any text and paste it by pressing Windows + V and choosing the desired item from the clipboard history.


This is how clipbord look like





How can I clear my Clipboard history on Windows?


To clear your Clipboard history, click the Clear Clipboard History button. This will erase all of your copied history.




How to sync clipboard data across devices?


You can also sync copied or cut text between your devices by signing in with your Microsoft account on all of them.









In this article, I've shown you how to keep copied text or other data in the clipboard to reuse it later. To do this, simply turn on Clipboard history in System Settings. I've also explained how to clear your clipboard history on Windows.


I hope this article has been helpful!

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