Multiple copy and paste actions with Windows clipboard history

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The Windows clipboard history feature allows pasting previously copied items and improves productivity by a lot!

The traditional way of copy-pasting is always like this:

Copy first text snippet, insert first text snippet. Copy second text snippet, insert second text snippet. And so on.

But since Windows 10, there is a clipboard history that stores all your copied content so that you can insert it at any time. To activate the setting, search for Clipboard settings in the Windows settings app. Then, activate the Clipboard history switch (see image below).

Screenshot of clipboard settings menu in Windows settings app by author
Screenshot of clipboard settings menu in Windows settings app by author

Now, you can test it by copying multiple text snippets. To access the clipboard, use the following keyboard shortcut:

Shortcut to show the clipboard history on Windows, made with key2img.github.io
Shortcut to show the clipboard history on Windows, made with key2img.github.io

The following window will appear that contains all your previously copied items. A click on any item will insert it at the current cursor position.

Screenshot of clipboard history by author
Screenshot of clipboard history by author

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