Sunday, June 15, 2008

Extending cut-and-paste: clipboard history

Providing a way to view the history of items that've been cut/copied to the clipboard.

You could view it by right clicking the clipboard icon in the system tray, and then from the menu that comes up, selecting the History item.

Or by pressing


You could double-click a history item to add it to the clipboard, or drag and drop it to some document.

If you had the clipboard-contents window open, you could drag and drop history items to it.


  1. My computer's clipboard doesn't show the history, nor does it have that option when you right click on the icon.
    Is there any other way to get old stuff that I cut back? Like from a week ago?
    What's winkey?

  2. It's the Windows Key - it's the key with the Windows Logo on it, found on most new keyboards.

    If you're just using the normal windows clipboard, then unfortunately I don't think you can. Not that I'm aware of anyway.

    There's plenty of clipboard replacements out there.