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Where is The Clipboard on Windows 10 and How to Enable it

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When it comes to find and view the clipboard history then you can easily access it whether you are using a Windows PC or an Android device. However, the story is completely different on iOS and macOS devices. Meanwhile, if you are eager to find and access the clipboard on Windows 10 PC then in this post you are going to know about it.

In the meantime, meanwhile, on Windows PC, when you copy or cut, regardless of whether the data is text, hyperlink, image or etc, a copy of the data is stored in an unseen portion of the computer’s memory. The location where the data that you copy or cut is stored is known as the “Clipboard” of the computer.

What is Clipboard?

The clipboard is a part of the RAM that stores copied data on your computer. It can be a text selection, an image, a file, or some other data form. It is put in the clipboard if you use the “Copy” button, which is contained in most programs’ Edit menu.

You can paste data from the clipboard to a document or program using the “Paste” button, which is also found in the Edit menu of most programs. For example, an image copied from your photo album to a clipboard can be applied to an image editing application such as Photoshop. The web address can be copied from an e-mail to the clipboard and entered in the address field of your web browser.

The history of the clipboard stores a maximum of 25 entries, with the oldest items disappear as new ones appear. Also, unless an item is attached to the clipboard, the history list of the clipboard will be displayed.

How to Enable Clipboard on Windows 10

To find and access the clipboard on your Windows 10, first, you must enable from the Settings if it is not enabled then you find and use the clipboard on your Windows PC or laptop.

Here’s how to enable Clipboard on Windows 10:

Step 1. Open the Settings app or simply press Windows + I.

Step 2. Click System.

Step 3. Click the Clipboard option from the left-hand side pane.

Step 4. Find the section called “Clipboard history” and toggle the switch to enable Clipboard.

How to Enable Clipboard on Windows 10
Enable Clipboard on Windows 10

How to View & Access Clipboard on Windows

After enabling the Clipboard history from the Windows Settings, now you can easily find and access the clipboard history on your computer.

Step 1. Press Windows key+V to open clipboard history.

Step 2. A small screen will appear at the bottom right-hand corner that contains your last copied texts or images.

How to View & Access Clipboard on Windows
View & Access Clipboard on Windows

Step 3. To copy an item, simply click any item in the Clipboard history list and paste it into an open application like Word, Sticky Notes and etc.

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How to Clear All Clipboard Data on Windows 10

Step 1. Open the Settings app or simply press Windows + I.

Step 2. Click System.

Step 3. Click Clipboard from the left-hand side pane.

Step 4. Click Clear under the clear clipboard data. It will clear everything except pinned items.

Clear Clipboard Data on Windows 10
How to Disable Clipboard on Windows 10

Step 1. Open the Settings app or simply press Windows+I.

Step 2. Click System.

Step 3. Click Clipboard from the left-hand side pane.

Step 4. Find the section called “Clipboard history” and toggle the switch to the left to disable Clipboard on your Windows 10.

Disable Clipboard on Windows 10

Once you disabled the clipboard history, you can still view clipboard history by pressing Windows + V but it won’t show you the recent copied or cut items because the feature is disabled.

Final Words

This post was all about Where is The Clipboard on Windows 10 and How to Enable it. Remember that If you opt to enable this option, make sure you understand the possible security risks as well. For example, if you are one of those that normally copy confidential information such as passwords, addresses, names, etc and everything you copy to the clipboard would be stored in plain text, so everyone with access to your machine would now be able to display this information simply by using the Windows + V.

You can also download Clipboard from the Microsoft Store as well.

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