Enable or Disable Clipboard History in Windows 10

Cloud Clipboard is one of the features which wasn't included with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It is a special feature to sync clipboard content across all your devices connected with your Microsoft Account. It is available in Windows 10 starting with Windows 10 build 17666. Here is how to enable or disable it.

The Cloud Clipboard feature is officially called Clipboard History. It is powered by Microsoft's cloud infrastructure and utilizes the same technologies that made it possible to have your preferences synchronized across your devices, and your files made available everywhere with OneDrive. The company describes it as follows.

Copy paste – it’s something we all do, probably multiple times a day. But what do you do if you need to copy the same few things again and again? How do you copy content across your devices? Today we’re addressing that and taking the clipboard to the next level – simply press WIN+V and you’ll be presented with our brand-new clipboard experience!

Cloud Clipboard History Flyout

Not only can you can paste from the clipboard history, but you can also pin the items you find yourself using all the time. This history is roamed using the same technology which powers Timeline and Sets, which means you can access your clipboard across any PC with this build of Windows or higher.

It is possible to enable or disable the Clipboard History feature in Windows 10 using either Settings or a Registry tweak. Let's review both methods.

To enable or disable Clipboard History in Windows 10,

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Navigate to System - Clipboard.
  3. On the right, turn on the option Save multiple items. This will enable the Clipboard History feature.Windows 10 Enable Clipboard History
  4. Disabling this feature will disable the cloud clipboard and the ability to open its flyout with the Win + V keys.

In my Windows 10 Build 17666, the feature is disabled out of the box. So, to try it in action, you need to enable it. Now you know how it can be done.

Interested users can manage the Clipboard History feature with a Registry tweak. Here is how it can be done.

Enable or Disable Clipboard History with a Registry tweak

  1. Open the Registry Editor app.
  2. Go to the following Registry key.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Clipboard

    See how to go to a Registry key with one click.

  3. On the right, create a new 32-Bit DWORD value EnableClipboardHistory.
    Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
    Set its value to 1 to enable the feature. A value data of 0 will disable it.
  4. To make the changes done by the Registry tweak take effect, you need to sign out and sign in to your user account.

To save your time, you can download the following ready-to-use Registry files:

Download Registry Files

That's it.

6 thoughts on “Enable or Disable Clipboard History in Windows 10

  1. Amigo

    Hello,
    I don’t have the “Clipboard” option in my Settings. Is there any explanation to this please?
    Best regards.

    Windows 10 Pro 10.0.17134 Build 17134

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      red carefully:

      It is available in Windows 10 starting with Windows 10 build 17666.

      Reply
      1. Amigo

        Ok, thank you

        Reply
        1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

          You are welcome. We all should get this feature in a month, with the release of ‘Redstone 5’.

          Reply
  2. ExaFlop

    Do you have plan to integrate this key in Winaero Tweaker?

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I’ll do.

      Reply

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