The ability to copy (copy) and paste (paste) is a basic, simple function that any operating system should have and must have. The data you have copied will be stored in a special area of the operating system called the clipboard (temporary memory tray).
Like many other platforms, Windows also has a specialized clipboard manager called “Clipboard History”, introduced by Microsoft starting with Windows 10. What does this mean? In previous Windows systems, clipboard history would not normally be saved. That is, when you perform a copy operation, that index is immediately backed up to the clipboard and left for you to paste. By default, all previous clipboard contents will be overwritten and erased.
Therefore, clipboard manager was born with the purpose of storing several copied items so that you can go back, access, and use many of these copied items at the same time. Therefore, if you know how to access and manage the clipboard, you can fully take advantage of the ability to copy and paste data.
But how do you access the clipboard manager quickly on Windows 10 as well as Windows 11? This is where the Windows + V shortcut comes in and “shines”.
To open the “Clipboard History” application on Windows 10 and Windows 11, you just need to press the Windows + V keyboard shortcut. Immediately, a small list will appear, which lists the items that have been stored on the clipboard. These items will be sorted chronologically, starting with the most recent visit.
You can optionally select the items you want to paste into the application. Alternatively, you can also pin items you use frequently by clicking the corresponding three-dot menu button and then selecting Pin. Note that Windows will only be able to store the 10 most recently copied items in Clipboard History.