How to view Clipboard history on Windows 11

Windows 11 comes with a clipboard manager. It can keep a long history of the items you have copied to your bulletin board (text, image, files). The history can be synced between all your Windows devices (Windows 10 and Windows 11).

Dashboard history on Windows 11

By default, you can copy one item to the video board. This is true for any and everything devices that have a copy / folder function. The board manager on Windows 11 is a different feature that needs to be enabled. It will work with the standard video board. The only difference is that you see a history of the items you copied, copy them again with one click, and paste them.

Enable board history on Windows 11

To enable clipboard history on Windows 11, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Settings app with the keyboard shortcut Win + I.
  2. Go to the System tab from the left hand column.
  3. Select Clipboard in the pan on the right.
  4. Turn on Clipboard history version.
  5. You can now start copying objects and they will be saved.

board history on Windows 11

Check the history of the video board on Windows 11

You can remember several things from your video board history once you enable it. To remember the list of items you have copied, tap on Win + V keyboard shortcut. The history of the video board will open.

You can click on the pin icon on an object and it will be taken to the top. Do this for anything you need to give away often. You can wrap things with the standard keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V.

board history on Windows 11

You can remove / remove an item from history by clicking the more options button at the top right of an item and clicking the delete icon.

A word of warning

We should warn you about the things you copy to your bulletin board once you have enabled the dashboard history. Normally, if you were copying sensitive information eg credit card number, to the video board, you could remove it by copying something else or by wiping the notice board. With the history of the video board, this will not be enough. You have to manually enter the Clipboard history window and remove the object and you have to be diligent about it.

Conclusion

If you choose to sync your card history across devices, you will need to connect a Microsoft account to your system, and to the system to which you want to sync history. This feature is optional, so if you’re using a local account, and don’t want to sync clipboard history, you can skip adding a Microsoft account.

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