[Quick Ways] How To Open Clipboard In Windows 10 or Android

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Windows clipboard allows you to see all the items you have copied in one place. You can copy or cut and paste multiple items from the Clipboard.

In this article, we are going to introduce you to it and how to open a clipboard on Windows 10 and Android. We are going to tell you everything there is to know about clipboard and clipboard history.

How To Open Clipboard

How to Open Clipboard in Windows 10 or Android

Finding And Enabling Clipboard On Windows 10

By default, Microsoft disables the clipboard but you can manually enable it on Windows 10. You can do it in 2 ways.

Method1: Through Windows Setting

  • Press Windows+I together.
  • You will be in Settings.
  • Click on System.
  • From the left panel, select Clipboard.
  • Toggle the switch under Clipboard history to On.

Through Windows Setting

Method 2: Keyboard Shortcut

  • Press Windows+V.
  • Toggle the switch under Clipboard history to On.

How To Use Clipboard On Windows 10

#1) Cut and Copy

Open a document or email or any file you want to cut or copy the content of. You can cut or copy several items one by one. You can cut or copy text, hyperlinks, images, and other content.

Cut and Copy

#2) View Clipboard

Press Windows+V keys together to open the Clipdiary clipboard viewer. Here you can see the clipboard history and easily copy the items back to the clipboard or paste it to any application when needed.

How to View Clipboard

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#3) Paste From Clipboard

Open the document you paste the content to and press Windows+V to launch clipboard history. To paste an item, click on it or use your cursor to move it where you want to paste the item and hit Enter. Click anywhere outside the clipboard to make it disappear.

#4) Manage Clipboard History

To delete an item from the clipboard history, Press Windows+V to launch the clipboard history and click on the X button. To clear your entire clipboard history, click on the Clear All option at the top right corner of the clipboard window.

Manage Clipboard History

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  • Go to Settings.
  • Select System.
  • Click on Clipboard.
  • Go to “Clear clipboard data,”
  • Click the Clear button.

Clear button.

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When you start cutting and copying items, everything will be stored again, creating a new history. If you cut or copy the same item twice in a row, the clipboard will store only one occurrence. However, if you cut or copy the same item at different times, the clipboard will save it for both times.

#5) Pin Clipboard Items

If you want to retain an item in your clipboard history, even if you clear the entire content, press Windows+V to launch the clipboard history and click on the pin icon on the item you want to save. When you want to remove it, click on the pin icon again to unpin it and then delete it.

Pin Clipboard Items

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How To Open Clipboard On Android

The copy-paste function on an Android phone is a one-time thing. Once you cut or copy an item, you must paste it before copying or cutting another. If you don’t, you will lose the snippet of text forever. Also, you will lose the copied or cut text if you turn the phone off before pasting it.

This happens because Android smartphones save the cut or copied text to RAM, the short-term memory of your device. Clipboard allows you to have access to the copied content even when you don’t paste them.

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Access Clipboard On Android

There are two ways of accessing the clipboard on Android- Through Swiftkey Beta, Gboard, and Clipper Clipboard Manager.

Method#1: Through Swiftkey Beta

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  • Launch Swiftkey Beta.
  • Click on Rich Input.

Rich Input

  • Go to Clipboard.


  • Toggle On the Clipboard history.

Clipboard history

Method#2: Through Gboard

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  • Find Gboard in Google Play Store.
  • Install it.
  • Select the language.
  • Go through the prompted configuration setting.
  • Set Gboard as your default keyboard.
  • Go to the Keyboard settings.
  • Click on Clipboard.
  • Slide the sliding icon to On.

Gboard Clipboard

Using Clipboard on Android

  • Once you have turned the clipboard on, whenever you open the keyboard, you will see the clipboard on the menu, alongside GIFs and others.
  • If you don’t find it on the menu, click on the three dots on the keypad to see the hidden icons.
  • Cut or copy the text and it will appear on the clipboard.
  • To paste a text, open the app where you want to paste the text.
  • Open the clipboard from your Gboard.
  • Tap on the text you want to paste.

Clipboard history

Clearing The Clipboard

  • Open the clipboard.
  • Tap and hold the item you want to delete.
  • Tap on delete.

Clearing the Clipboard

To clear your entire clipboard history,

  • Click on the pencil icon.
  • Select all items.
  •  Tap on the bin icon.

clear your entire clipboard history

Pinning an Item on the Clipboard

Anything you cut or copy with Gboard only stays for an hour. If you don’t want it to disappear, pin it.

  • Open the clipboard.
  • Long-tap on the snippet you want to pin.
  • Select the Pin icon.

Method#3: Through Clipper Clipboard Manager

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  • Go to Google Play.
  • Search for Clipper Clipboard Manager.
  • Tap on install.
  • Launch the clipboard manager.


How To Use The Clipboard

  • When you cut or copy the text, it appears in the app log.
  • Click on the three dots on the right of a snippet for opening the menu.
  • Click Select and then paste it anywhere you need.
  • You can even share, edit, or delete the copied text.
  • To pin an item from the clipboard history, select Pin from the menu.

How to Use the Clipboard

Sync The Clipboard Across Your Devices

  • Open Play Store on your Android device.
  • Install SwiftKey Beta.
  • Select Rich input.
  • Tap on Clipboard.
  • Toggle the slider to on beside Sync clipboard history to the cloud’.
  • Login to your Microsoft account.
  • Now open Windows 10 settings.
  • Go to System.
  • Select Clipboard.
  • Turn on Clipboard history.
  • Turn on sync across devices.

Your cloud clipboard will only keep the copied text for an hour and the last clip you copied will show in your prediction bar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q #1) How do I open the clipboard?

Answer: If you have turned on the clipboard option in system settings, you just have to press Windows+V to open it on Windows 10. On an Android device, download Gboard, activate clipboard and you will see the option along with the menu.

Q #2) How do I copy from the clipboard in Windows 10?

Answer: To copy from the clipboard, just click on the snippet you want to copy. Drag it to the location where you want to paste it.

Q #3) Why is the clipboard not working?

Answer: Your clipboard must not be turned on. Go to the windows settings and click on the system. Now, turn on the sliding button to get your clipboard working.

Q #4) Does Windows 10 keep clipboard history?

Answer: Clipboard history keeps the most recent 25 cut or copied items. You can press Windows+V to view your clipboard history.

Q #5) How do I increase the size of my Clipboard in Windows 10?

Answer: From your Control Panel,

  • Go to System.
  • Select Advanced System Settings.
  • Go to the Advanced tab.
  • Select Performance.
  • And then go to Settings.
  • Go to the Advanced tab again.
  • Select Virtual Memory.
  • Click on Change.
  • Remove the checkmark from the Automatically Manage Paging File Size For All Drives option.
  • Select C Drive from the Drive section.
  • Click on Custom Size.
  • In the Initial size (MB) box, enter the number of RAM size of your computer, and in the Maximum size (MB) enter 1.5 times that size.
  • Click Set and then Ok.
  • Restart your system.

Q #6) How do you clear the Clipboard?

Answer: To clear the clipboard in Windows 10, open your clipboard history with the Windows+V button and click on clear all. On Android, click on the Clipboard icon to launch it. Click on the pencil icon, then tap on Select all items and Tap on the bin icon.

Q #7) How do I see all clipboard items on Android?

Answer: You will find the clipboard icon at the top toolbar. Tap on it to open it and you will see your clipboard items here. Top on the option to paste it in the text field you want. And remember, Android doesn’t save items on the clipboard forever. However, you can pin an item to keep until you want to delete that particular snippet.


You can sync the clipboard across devices but you can only access the clipboard history on Windows 10 devices or later. Activating clipboards also has some potential risks. For example, if you copy sensitive data, passwords, pins, etc, they will be saved in your clipboard history. And it will be available to anyone who has access to your system.

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Also, if you sync the clipboard, all your history will get uploaded to the Microsoft servers. So, use or not to use, is entirely up to you. And if you use it, be careful not to leave your sensitive information on the clipboard.