Clipboard items to use later on with your Clipboard History feature of the Windows 11 PC.
For those who aren’t familiar The Clipboard is the temporary buffer in which the copied text is saved to transfer between applications. Typically, when you copy another item, the copy you previously made is removed and not accessible for storage in the buffer that is temporary. To paste your text into the buffer, you have duplicate it from the original source.
Luckily, Windows 11 supports Clipboard history, i.e you can quickly access your Clipboard of your PC and see all recent copied items. you can then copy items previously copied to any location you want.
The ability to enable Clipboard history will provide an immense convenience for users since we constantly copying and pasting something or the other a million times per day. In addition the ability to access the Clipboard whenever it is needed just requires a few keystrokes , which adds to the ease of use.
But, before you begin making use of your Clipboard History for the Windows 11 device, you must first enable it.
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Enabling and Using Clipboard History
The history of your clipboard can be swiftly activated by going to the Settings app on your Windows 11 device. It’s simple, simple, and simple.
To start, first go into the Start menu, then select the ‘Settings’ application that is located under the ‘Pinned Apps section of the menu. Click on it to proceed. If not, enter Settings into the menu to conduct the search. Alternately, you can use the Windows+I keys together with your keyboard in order to launch the application.
Make sure that you’ve selected the tab ‘System’ from the left-hand right sidebar in the Settings window before proceeding.
Then you can scroll down the ‘Clipboard Tile’ from the list to proceed.
On your next screen look for the tile ‘Clipboard history’ and then click the toggle switch located at the very right-hand edge of the tile. This will switch it to the ‘On’ position.
You’ve activated the Clipboard history feature on the Windows 11 computer. There’s however a simpler and more practical method you can follow to turn on the Clipboard history on your PC.
For opening Clipboard in Windows 11, press the Windows+V keys in your keyboard. This will open the Clipboard window in the right-hand side on your display. Click on the ‘Turn On’ button located in the window to enable the history of your clipboard.
After you’ve activated the history of your clipboard on the Windows 11 device, you can access it at any time whenever you want using the Windows+V keys together to your keyboard.
To use the clipboard to your advantage go to the location or file and choose the text, image, or file you want to copy. Press Ctrl+C keys in your keyboard together to save the text onto the clipboard.
Then, go to the location or file in which you want to paste the text. ensure that your cursor is in the location you want to place the content in the event that you’re pasting the text into the file.
Then, use the Windows+V keys on your keyboard to open the history of your clipboard, and to paste the text you copied previously by clicking on the tile that corresponds to it and copy the text into an appropriate file in the location of your cursor.
Removing or Pinning Items in Clipboard History
There are a variety of methods to remove things from your Clipboard history. Additionally, if you have one item you want duplicate and copy several times and want it to be available all the time, you can place it on at the very top of your Clipboard.
To delete an item out of your Clipboard history open your Clipboard History by pressing Windows+V in tandem on the keyboard. From the Clipboard window, select the item you want to erase and click the ellipsis symbol that is located in the upper right corner of the item’s own tile to display the options.
When the options are displayed After that, click the ‘Trash icon to eliminate the item from the list.
If you want to erase everything from your Clipboard history in one move and from your Clipboard history window click on the “Clear All” button located in the upper right-hand corner of the window to move on. The copied items are deleted from the list, with the exception of those items that are pinned.
Another method to erase Clipboard history is to use the Settings app. this is a good option when you’re already within the Settings app, tweaking your settings and want to have the Clipboard neat and tidy.
To do this, in the Settings app window in the Windows 11 device, make sure that you’ve selected the tab ‘System’ in the sidebar left. Click it to move on.
From the left part of the window, scroll to the bottom of the screen and then click on the ‘Clipboard Tile in the menu to proceed.
On another screen select the ‘Clear Clipboard Data tile and click the ‘Clear’ icon on the right-hand side of the tile. This will erase all information.
That’s all there is to it. are the various ways to clear your clipboard whenever required.
If you want to pin an item to the history of your clipboard window, hold the Windows + V keys together to open the clipboard window on your screen. When it is open, find the item you want to save from your list. Once you’ve located that item click on the “pin” icon at the bottom right-hand corner of every item’s own tile to change the item’s position at the top of the list.
Syncing Clipboard Data Across Devices
In Windows 11, if you have the Clipboard history option enabled You can also connect the Clipboard information with your devices in a way that is automatic. This lets you copy text from one device, and then paste it onto another device without hassle. However, it requires both the gadgets to connect to the Internet and connected to an identical Microsoft account to enable this feature to function. The feature is disabled by default, and you’d have to enable it to make it available across all of your devices.
The synchronization of Clipboard history information can be easily activated from the Settings app. First go towards the Start Menu and click on the tile with the word ‘Settings’ located under the ‘Pinned applications section. Click on the next button to proceed. If not, enter Settings into the menu and then lookup for the app. Alternately, use the Windows+I keys together on your keyboard to launch the application.
Then, ensure that you’ve selected the tab ‘System’ on the left sidebar of the window before proceeding.
Then, in the right side in the windows, you can scroll to find and click on the tile ‘Clipboard’ to proceed.
On another screen look for the “Sync across devices” option, and then click the toggle switch at the very right-hand edge of the tile. This will bring it into the ‘On’ position. Then, look for the ‘Automatically sync my text I copy’ option just below the “Sync across devices” tile. Click on the radio button that is before it. This will make sure that you do not need to manually sync the contents from the clipboard.
On the other hand If you want to sync only manually the data between devices, look for the option ‘Manually sync text I copy’ option and select the radio button that is next to the option to choose it.
That’s it! You have enabled the syncing of your clipboard data across all supported Windows devices.
How to Disable Clipboard History in Windows 11
Although clipboard history is definitely a benefit and convenience when working with your computer during day-to-day life. But, there is the possibility that you may not need this feature, or because the feature is heavily dependent upon your computer’s internal RAM, it could be adversely impacting your performance. Therefore, in these situations switching off the feature could be more sensible.
The process of removing the history of your clipboard is a simple and easy process that is easily accomplished by using the Settings application.
Then, go to the Start Menu, then click on the Settings tile under the ‘Pinned Apps section. Click on the next button to proceed. If not, enter Settings into the menu and perform the search. Alternately, you can use the Windows+I keys simultaneously using your keyboard. This will launch the application.
From your Settings window, ensure that you’ve selected the tab ‘System’ in the sidebar left before you move on.
Then, in the right side in the windows, you can scroll to find and click on the tile ‘Clipboard’ in the menu to proceed.
On on the screen that follows, select the option ‘Clipboard history’ and then click the toggle switch at the very right-hand edge of the tile. This will bring it back to its ‘Off’ position.
The history of your Clipboard is now disabled on the Windows 11 computer.
Here you go I hope this guide will be able to guide you on how to utilize your Clipboard record in the device you are using Windows 11 device.