If you work with Windows 10‘s cloud clipboard or clipboard history feature, here’s the best way to delete clipboard history in Windows 10.
Starting from Windows 10 October 2018 update, Microsoft added a new feature called Clipboard History. As you have seen from the name itself, this new feature monitors all the clipboard items so that you can reuse them as and when needed. When the feature is enabled, it’s not necessary to be worried about losing a clipboard item when copying others. Fortunately, along with keeping track, the brand new Clipboard can also sync clipboard items between devices. This means that you are able to copy something on one device and access it in another device. For this to happen, you should be logged into the same Microsoft account and the new Clipboard feature should be enabled on machines.
Since Windows 10 keeps track of all the clipboard items, there might be instances when you have to delete a clipboard item or clear full clipboard history. Many of the useful when you want to delete sensitive information, like copied passwords.
Without further ado, let me show the steps to delete clipboard history in Windows 10.
Steps to pay off or Delete Clipboard History in Windows 10
You are able to clear a single clipboard item or delete the whole clipboard at once. I’ll show both methods. Follow the one you need.
Delete Full Clipboard History in Windows 10
First, open the settings app. Press “Start key + I” to spread out it.
Now, visit “System -> Clipboard” page.
On the best page, scroll all the way to the underside and then click the “Clear” button appearing under the “Clear clipboard data” section.
Windows 10 will immediately delete all the clipboard history except the pinned items all your devices and cloud.
Delete Single Clipboard Item
1. To pay off just one clipboard item from the Windows 10 clipboard history, first open clipboard by pressing the keyboard shortcut “Win + V”. You will notice a summary of all of the clipboard items.
2. Click the “Menu” icon (three horizontal dots) over the clipboard item.
3. Click on the “Delete” option from the menu. As soon as you click on it, the item will be taken off the history.
Overall Clipboard History
As you can see, you may either clear individual clipboard items or even the entire clipboard at the same time. Do keep in mind that when you delete a clipboard item or the full clipboard history, it will remove that item(s) from all devices, if sync is enabled.
Clearing clipboard items form Windows 10 is a reasonably useful aspect to know to be able to delete any sensitive things in the clipboard and keep it better organized. If you are searching for additional advanced features compared to ones supplied by Windows 10, try Ditto in the Windows store. Ditto is really a lightweight and highly configurable application to handle Windows 10 clipboard.
It is that simple to clear clipboard history in Windows 10.