In Windows 10, the ability to work with copying and pasting information has expanded significantly, thanks to the function “Clipboard Journal”. It makes it possible to view a list of items that the system recently placed on the clipboard. And the function is activated simply – by pressing a key combination Win + v. Here’s how to enable this feature of Windows and watch with it what got into the clipboard.
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What stores the clipboard log?
The clipboard magazine first appeared in the Windows 10 update of version 1809 of November 2018. The magazine currently supports text, HTML, and images smaller than 4 MB. Larger objects in history will no longer be stored.
In the history of the clipboard can be stored no more than 25 entries, and the oldest elements will disappear as new ones appear. In addition, if the item is not fixed in this log, the list of the entire history will be reset each time the computer or device is rebooted.
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How to activate clipboard log in Windows 10
There are two ways to enable the clipboard log in Windows 10.
1. Press a key combination Win + v (the Windows logo is usually displayed on the Win button).
2. Click Enable in the window that appears in the lower right corner.
1. Press the button “Start”and then click on the icon “Gear” on the left side of the menu “Start”to open the menu Windows Settings. To get there, you can also press Windows + I.
2. In the Windows Settings window, select “System”.
3. In the system settings sidebar, click “Clipboard”. In the clipboard settings, find the section “Clipboard Journal” and set the switch to On.
This will enable clipboard logging. Now you can close the window “Parameters” and use this feature in any application.
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How to view the contents of the clipboard log in Windows 10.
After you have activated the clipboard log, you can call up the list of items recently copied there from any application. To do this, simply click Win + v.
A small pop-up window will appear next to the application you are using. If all windows are closed or minimized, the log window will appear in the lower right corner of the screen. At the top of the list will be the last items you copied.
When the clipboard log window is open, you can click on any item in the list. This will insert it into an open application or document.
To delete an item from the clipboard log, click on “…” and there already choose Delete. You can click the button to clear the entire list. “Clear all” in the upper right corner of the log or find this function in the additional menu of each item.
It is possible to pin an item to the clipboard log list. To do this, select “Fix”. This will allow the item to remain in this log even after restarting the computer or selecting an option. “Clear all”.
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How in Windows 10 to refuse clipboard logging.
Sometimes, if only for security reasons, such a journal is not necessary. To disable it in Windows 10, select Settings → System → Clipboard. Find an option “Clipboard Journal” and set the switch to Off.
After disabling this function, pressing the combination Win + v will lead to a small window with a warning about the inability to display the clipboard log. But there will also be a large blue button, clicking on which will allow you to activate the function again.