The Clipboard feature is now revamped with some new features in Windows 11. Along with the basic UI redesign, there are multiple additions to the default Clipboard Manager. Some features and items like emojis are now integrated within the Clipboard Manager and can be directly used from here. Here is a full guide on how you can see the new and improved Clipboard Manager in Windows 11.
How to enable and view Clipboard History in Windows 11?
The process to enable clipboard history in Windows 11 is similar to Windows 11. Press Windows + I hotkey to open up the Settings app and then go to the System tab. From the right panel, scroll down to Clipboard and select it. Now, just enable the Clipboard history toggle. That’s it. You can now view and use your clipboard history by just pressing the Windows + V hotkey which is the same as how you access Clipboard History in Windows 10. You can also pin a particular clipboard item by clicking on the Pin item button present below it.
How to clear Clipboard History in Windows 11?
The steps to clear your clipboard history in Windows 11 is also the same as Windows 11. Go to Settings > System > Clipboard and then tap on the Clear clipboard data button which will delete the whole clipboard history except for your pinned items. You can also clear the clipboard by opening the Clipboard History and then use the Clear All button. To delete a specific Clipboard item, click on the three-dot button present next to the clipboard item and then press the Delete button.
How to sync Clipboard History across devices in Windows 11?
From the Clipboard settings, you can also synchronize your clipboard history across your other devices. For that, you need to click on the Get started button present next to the Share across devices option. Then, verify your identity and then use the Automatically sync text that I copy or Manually sync text that I copy option.
Tip: Try these Windows Clipboard Manager Tips and Tricks.
How to use New and Improved Clipboard in Windows 11
Here are the new and improved features in Clipboard Manager in Windows 11 to watch out for:
- Check out the GIF section.
- Use Emojis directly from Clipboard Manager.
- Try Kaomojis.
- Use a variety of symbols.
- Check out the most recently used items.
1] Check out the GIF section
The new Clipboard feature comes with a dedicated GIF tab inside the Clipboard Manager. You can access and use a variety of GIFs directly from your Clipboard Manager in Windows 11. Here are the steps to use this handy new GIF section:
Firstly, press Windows + V hotkey to open up the Clipboard Manager. Now, you will see a GIF option on the top of the Clipboard Manager; simply tap on this option to open up the GIF section.
You will now be able to view different types of GIFs including the trending ones. It also provides sections containing GIFs dedicated to popular topics and celebrities.
Additionally, you can also search for a specific GIF related to your mood, celebrity, topic, animal, or something else.
You can just enter the keyword in the search box and you will be able to view many GIFs in the results. Scroll down to find more GIFs.
Now, how you can use these GIFs? Well, it is very easy. You can easily share any of the GIFs on social media platforms, chat app, via Email, etc. Let’s say you want to send a GIF to someone through mail on Gmail.
For that, go to Gmail, compose a mail, and make sure you have placed your cursor in the mail. Then, press Windows + V hotkey to open Clipboard Manager and go to the GIF tab. From here, simply click on the GIF you want to add to the mail and then send the mail. As simple as that.
2] Use Emojis directly from Clipboard Manager
Want to use Emojis directly from Clipboard Manager in Windows 11? You can now use hundreds of emojis directly from your Clipboard Manager. All you have to do is open the Clipboard Manager and then move to the dedicated Emoji tab.
Here, you will find a wide range of popular emojis that you can use in Windows 11. You can simply scroll through the emojis to find your favorite ones. Even better is to type the name of the emoji you want to view inside the search box and directly get your favorite emoji.
You can use these emojis anywhere on your Windows 11 PC. Use emojis on Twitter, Facebook, Teams, Notepad editors, Gmail, and on other apps and platforms.
3] Try Kaomojis
Kaomoji is a Japanese-style emoticon that is generated with a combination of Japanese characters, Latin letters, and punctuations. If you love using Kaomojis, you can do that directly from your clipboard manager in Windows 11.
To access Kaomoji through Clipboard Manager, press the Windows + V shortcut key to open Clipboard. Then, go to the Kaomoji tab and get access to a variety of Kaomojis. Here, you can see Kaomiji in different categories like Classic Ascii Emoticons, Happy, Greeting, ANgry, Speechless, Acting Cute, and more. You can use these Kaomojis anywhere on Windows 11 in the similar way we used GIFs and Emojis.
4] Use a variety of symbols
You can use a lot of special symbols and characters directly from Clipboard Manager. These symbols include punctuation marks, currency symbols, Latin symbols, geometric symbols, Maths symbols, language symbols, and more. To use these and other symbols, go to Clipboard Manager and navigate to the Symbols tab. Here, you can view tons of symbols that you can use in other apps on Windows 11.
5] Check out the most recently used items
To check out and access the most recently used GIFs, Emojis, Kaomoji’s, and Symbols, you can simply go to the Most recently used tab in the Clipboard Manager. It helps you quickly use commonly used GIFs, Emojis, and more in Windows 11.
How do I retrieve pictures from Clipboard?
To retrieve pictures from Clipboard, you can go to the Clipboard History and then select the image you want to retrieve. If you want to save the image, you can try a trick. Just open the Clipboard History and look for the image that you previously copied and want to retrieve. Select this image from the Clipboard and then open the Paint app in Windows 11. Now, paste this image in the app and then save it in formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, GIF, and more using the File > Save as feature.
How do I access my clipboard history?
As we mentioned above, you can press Windows + V hotkey to access and view your clipboard history on Windows 11. Just select the clipboard item you want t use anywhere on your Windows 11 PC.
The upgraded features in Windows 11’s default Clipboard Manager have made the task of copying and pasting text, images, URLs, GIFs, emojis, and more much easier. Try these new Clipboard features and do share how you like them.