Clipboard History:
How to Save Multiple Items to Your Clipboard

The clipboard is one of the handiest features people love about their computer systems. They are simple to use and allow you to transfer any digital file from one place to another. You don't have to cram texts or find a hard time moving things around when you have an idea about the Clipboard. But can you use it to hold multiple items? Let's find out!

What is a clipboard on a computer?

A Clipboard is a short-term, dynamic data storage that allows copying or cutting texts, then pasting them elsewhere. Regardless of the platform, either Mac, Windows, or mobile devices, the clipboard functionality remains the same. It is also known as a paste buffer because it stores data the user copies or cuts for pasting.

Saving data on the Clipboard places it in your clipboard storybook, where you can access it. This data doesn't stay for long there, since the clipboards only hold data for a short period. It will store the data until you cut or copy another file or when you log out of the computer.

For example, after copying some text you need to paste into an email message, the text remains on the clipboard. You can paste it again and again on the email or other relevant documents. However, once you copy something else, the new information will replace your first text on the clipboard. That brings us to the next question below.

Can you save multiple items to your Clipboard at once?

The answer is yes. One of the biggest frustrations when working with your computer is that the Clipboard only stores what you copied last. It is 2021, and computer systems have developed features that allow users to store multiple files in their system.

Windows 10 users relish using the Clipboard History feature that allows the Clipboard to hold various files that you can paste at any time using a simple keystroke combination. However, the feature is off by default, and you need to turn it on before using it.

  1. Click the Start button
  2. Navigate to Settings and click
  3. Select System
  4. Navigate by scrolling down on the left pane to find the Clipboard
  5. Toggle the Clipboard history and set it to O.

From then, every time you cut or copy items, they are all stored without any getting overwritten. To paste, you need to press the Windows+V key combination to bring the list of all items you have in your history.

Mac users can use one handy feature to store multiple files in their Clipboard. The feature also comes with various computer optimizing tools that you need to start using immediately.

How to save multiple items to your Clipboard using Parallels Toolbox

Parallels Toolbox is the best option for Mac users to store various files in their Clipboard without worrying about losing any data. With this feature, you can forget to choose only one item to copy and paste. Parallels Toolbox Clipboard History automatically collects various copied items and easily paste them where you want.

To start using these features, you can follow these steps to install Parallels Toolbox on your Mac device.

Step 1: Download the Toolbox from here. It also allows you to upgrade if you are still using older versions.

Step 2: Double-click on the image file downloaded to start the installation

Step 3: Open the Parallels Toolbox from your Applications folder

Step 4: Start using the clipboard history. You can see it in actions from this video.


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