The October 2018 Update to Windows 10 introduced a new convenience feature that allows you to Sync Windows Clipboard across all of your devices. It integrates with the existing Ctrl+C / Ctrl+X / Ctrl+V keyboard shortcuts while also providing additional advanced features.
If the feature isn’t already turned on, you’ll need to enable it first. Go to the “Clipboard” page in the Settings app, then click the “System” category. Before this page appears, you must have (at the very least) the Windows 10 October 2018 update installed.
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How to sync your Windows clipboard contents across your devices
To use the new clipboard experience, toggle the “Clipboard history” toggle button to “On” on the Clipboard settings page. Toggle the toggle button under “Sync across devices” to “On” to enable cross-device functionality.
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You’re all set to use the new clipboard! To copy text from a document or webpage, use the standard Ctrl+C shortcut. Select a different passage and copy it as well. Press Win+V to bring up the clipboard history panel, which should display both of your copied phrases. You should try this next because clipboard history includes copied images as well.
You can paste an item from the history panel anywhere where the contents of the clipboard can be used. You can also use the Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut to paste the most recent item from your clipboard history.
With the October 2018 Update, you should be able to access your clipboard on your other Windows 10 devices because you enabled the “Sync across devices” option. To open the history panel, press Win+V again, and the phrases you copied from your first device should appear.
It’s as simple as that. Cloud Sync Windows Clipboard is a simple but extremely useful feature that we expect to become a user favorite. Return to the Clipboard settings page and press the “Clear” button under “Clear clipboard data” to clear your clipboard history at any time.
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