Update: This feature is now called Enhanced Clipboard.
The clipboard manager for Chromebook is now called Enhanced Clipboard. A newly added code change request “abandons” the old code where this was called “Multipaste”
The new name is “Enhanced Clipboard”
The flag is renamed to:
“Productivity Experiment: Enable Enhanced Clipboard: Enables an experimental clipboard history which aims to reduce context switching. After copying to the clipboard, press search + v to show the history. Selecting something from the menu will result in a paste to the active window.”
What type of information will be stored in the clipboard:
Stay tuned for more updates.
Google is adding a clipboard manager to Chromebook. With this feature you will be able to see a history of copied items using a keyboard shortcut.
What is a clipboard manager?
If you are using a Windows 10 PC, try pressing the Windows Key + V. You will see a small app with recent items that you copied (Ctrl + C).
How is this useful?
It helps you paste a previously copied item without going to the source and copying again. On Windows 10, there is an option to “Pin” frequently “pasted’ items to quickly get to them.
Will Chromebook get the option to pin items in the clipboard manager? We will have to wait and watch.
Chromebook clipboard manager
We might see a different name when the clipboard manager reaches the Stable channel versions of Chrome OS.
Can you test this now?
Not yet. The Chrome OS team has added an experimental flag to the code:
“Enable Multipaste: Pressing search + v will show a menu that allows you to paste things previously copied.”
It might take a while before this flag and the feature is added to the Canary and Dev versions of Chrome OS. We will get back to you with an update when this becomes available.
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