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What Is Clipboard In Windows 10 And How To Use It?

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Copy paste functionality is one of those fundamental keys which is available across operating systems and platforms. Dependent on the nature of work – we definitely use copy or cut many times during one computer sitting. At times – its intense. Windows 10 comes with a useful built-in tool called Clipboard, which allows user to manage the copy activity and hold more than one item at an instance to paste. In other words, when you copy or cut something, it is copied for you to paste later on. This gives users the flexibility to select and paste already copied items – as needed.

What Is Clipboard In Windows 10 And How To Use It?
View on desktop (Windows key + V)

Clipboard Shortcut

Windows Key + V: a quick shortcut to access the board right from the desktop. As we just turned it on and off to show the first prompt which will be visible. Board get populated with items as you copy or cut any item. Good examples would be links, text, images etc.

What Is Clipboard In Windows 10 And How To Use It?
Populated board

To use any item, open the board again using the shortcut key (Windows + V). The board will appear where ever the cursor is on the screen. Select the item and the item is visible.

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Windows 10 Settings

Explore further by performing a search for Clipboard and open Settings. The user is able to:

  • turn on history (by default it will be off)
  • sync across devices. This feature allows you to share data across devices.
  • clear data. This will clear everything except pinned items. (yes you can pin items on the copy board too).

Clipboard is simple in design and use and becomes a good addition for everyday Windows users.

Having issues, get help from Windows Support.

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