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Clipboard history helps you to copy-paste items more easily. Learn how to turn on or off clipboard history in Windows 10, in this post.

Copy pasting is not a new thing for any of us. We all do it often while using computer, mobile, tablet or any other technical device. Anything you copy is saved to clipboard and while you paste, it is revoked from there. With Windows 10 build 17666 or later, Microsoft has allowed cloud synchronization of clipboard. The Windows team has also allowed us to enable clipboard history on Windows 10 devices, starting same build.

How To Enable Clipboard Synchronization Across Windows 10 Devices

Clipboard history will be great help for those users who often needs to copy paste same things over and over. Below mentioned ways will show you, how to enable/disable clipboard history in Windows 10.

How To Turn On Or Off Clipboard History In Windows 10

WAY 1 – Using Settings App

1. Right click Start Button or press W8K + X keys and select Settings.

2. In the Settings app, navigate to System > Clipboard.

3. Under Clipboard, toggle the Save multiple items option to On. This should enable clipboard history on the go.

How To Turn On Or Off Clipboard History In Windows 10

4. Close Settings app. You can now press W8K + V keys to view clipboard history.

To disable clipboard history anytime later, simply turn off the option mentioned in step 3.

WAY 2 – Using Registry Editor

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Clipboard

How To Turn On Or Off Clipboard History In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of Clipboard registry key, right click New > DWORD Value. Name the newly created registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) as EnableClipboardHistory. Double click on this DWORD to modify its Value data:

How To Turn On Or Off Clipboard History In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data to 1 and click OK. Close Registry Editor and reboot the machine to make changes effective.

After reboot, clipboard history should be enabled and you can press W8K + V to view it.

To disable clipboard history later via registry, simply change EnableClipboardHistory DWORD Value data to 0.

That’s it!


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