If you have enabled Clipboard History in Windows 10, the feature keeps a record of items that you recently copied to the Clipboard while copying and pasting. Here's how to clear or disable your clipboard history.
What is stored in the clipboard history?
The clipboard history, first introduced in the October 1
Clear Clipboard History in Windows 10
Unlike other potentially privacy-invasive features in Windows 10, the Clipboard History feature only works if enabled from Settings> System> Clipboard.
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If checked, if you press Windows + V you will see a small pop-up window containing a list of the most recent items you have copied.
To delete individual items from the Clipboard History, call up the list using Windows + V and then click the small "X" next to an item in the list.
To delete the entire contents of the clipboard history list, click "Clear All" in the top right corner of the clipboard history window.
If any items remain on the list after you click "Clear All", they are likely to be pinned in place. Click the small pushpin icon next to the remaining items in the list and click "Clear All" again.
Note that with clipboard history enabled, new items keep appearing in the clipboard history list every time you copy something to the clipboard. To prevent Windows from saving your clipboard history, you need to disable the feature in Windows settings.
Another way to clear all clipboard data
You can also clear your clipboard data in Windows settings. Navigate to Settings> System> Clipboard and find the section "Clear clipboard data". Click the "Clear" button and the clipboard will be cleared.
This is equivalent to pressing the "Clear All" button on the clipboard. history window, but it also works when clipboard history is turned off.
Disable clipboard history in Windows 10
First click the "Start" button, then click the gear icon on the left side of the Start menu to open the "Windows Settings" menu. You can also press Windows + i to get there.
Click "System" in Windows settings.
On the Settings sidebar, click & # 39; Clipboard. & # 39; In Clipboard Settings, find the section called "Clipboard History" and toggle the switch to "Off".
Once disabled, when you press Windows + V you will see a small window warning you that Windows 10 is not your clipboard history because the function is disabled.
Now you are free to copy and paste again in privacy.