- A list of the last 20 copied items can be accessed at any time from the Copy Paste Clipboard in Windows 10.
- With a simple keyboard shortcut, you can open this list so you can paste past items where convenient.
- Windows 10 includes many small tools like this that can help with productivity.
One of the included apps that I can’t live without in Windows 10 is the Copy Paste Clipboard. It shows a list of the last 20 items, text (including formatting), and images.
If you Copy-Paste a lot this is a time saver as it gives you access to your Copy history, instead of just the last item you copied.
How to Use the Windows 10 Copy Paste Clipboard
- Click in an input field or text document.
- Press WIN + V. If it’s the first time you need to enable the clipboard.
- Click on the item you want to use, and it will be inserted at the cursor.
- You can also clear the list, delete individual items, or pin each item, and it will be saved between computer restarts.
This is by no means a fully-fledged app, so I’m sure some of you know or use other more complete apps. Please do mention your favorite in a comment, and maybe I’ll feature that app in a future article.
Note: Windows 11 added the option to paste text without formatting, a nice addition to this already useful tool.
Did you know it’s possible to sync the clipboard contents between Windows and Android devices? Here’s how you can do it.