How To Use Clipboard On The Latest Windows 10 October Update

How To Use Clipboard On The Latest Windows 10 October Update

You have got used to copying and pasting text and images for a long period of time on Windows 10 version, but you might not know that it only supported copying a piece of content at a time without an interface to view the things copied.

So, to overcome these limitations and make the user experience more useful, Microsoft has added a new clipboard to Windows 10 October update, which can track the text and images (maximum 4MB) that you copy. Once you install this new patch update, you will be able to view and paste content from the clipboard history, and even pin copied items more frequently.

In this guide, we’d like to walk you through the steps to set up and use the new clipboard experience in the Windows 10 October 2018 update.

How to turn on Windows 10 clipboard

From Windows 10 version 1809, you can easily turn on the new clipboard experience from Settings app or using the keyboard shortcut. Here is how to do so:

Enable clipboard from Settings app

Follow these steps to enable clipboard in the Settings app:

  1. Open Settings app
  2. Click on System > Clipboard.
  3. Toggle Clipboard history switch to on.

Enable clipboard using a keyboard shortcut

You can also enable clipboard with a keyboard shortcut on your computer. Here is how:

  • Press Windows + V keys on the keyboard shortcut.
  • Click on the Turn on

Once you complete the steps, you can snow tart using the clipboard experience on your Windows 10 computer to manage other settings.

How to turn off clipboard on Windows 10

By default, the clipboard history device is turned off, but you can manually check and disable it if the feature is enabled. Here is how:

  • Open Settings on your computer
  • Click on System > Clipboard.
  • From there, toggle the Clipboard history switch off.

Once you’ve done the steps, the new clipboard experience is no longer available and does not affect your old clipboard functionality.

Also see: How To Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry In Windows 10

How to sync clipboard history on Windows 10

One of the most valuable features of the new clipboard is its ability to paste text and images on other devices. But due to privacy reasons, you must manually enable and configure this feature. Here is how:

  1. Open Settings on your computer
  2. Click on System > Clipboard.
  3. Toggle the switch under “Sync across devices” on.


How to use clipboard on Windows 10

Although the new clipboard comes with a completely new interface as well as multiple new features, it’s not complicated to use.

In the Windows 10 October update, you can now use the Windows key + V shortcut to open up the new clipboard history. You’ll also see a list of items that you have copied from different applications in this new interface.

Follow these below steps if you want to copy and paste content from your history:

  1. Choose a text or image from an application.
  2. Right-click on the selection, and choose Copy or Cut option.
  3. Open the document that you want to paste it in.
  4. Press Windows + V keys to open the clipboard history.
  1. Choose content you want to paste.

There is also an option for you to pin the items that you frequently paste for a faster access. To do so:

  • Press Windows key + V shortcut to open the clipboard history.
  • Click on Pin button for the content that you frequently paste.


If you no longer need the content, just click on the button again to unpin or click the X button to remove the item.

That’s how to use the new clipboard experience in the Windows 10 October 2018 update. If you have any question, let’s know in the comment below.


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