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First Look – Chromebook Clipboard Manager

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Clipboard Manager, a new Chromebook feature that is in the works, is available in the Canary version of Chrome OS. Here is the first look at this “productivity-enhancing” feature.

Update: The new Clipboard Manager now supports images too.

Clipboard Manager with a copied image
Chromebook Clipboard Manager - First Look
Chromebook Clipboard Manager

Not Working Completely, Yet

As an experimental feature, things are not perfect yet. As you can see in the video, I am not able to select anything other than the first item on the list.

This is, however, expected. I was too excited to record a video and show this to guys. This is the very first Chrome OS version with this feature.

Speaking of which, here is the flag to enable:

Productivity Experiment: Enable Enhanced Clipboard: Enables an experimental clipboard history that 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. – Chrome OS”

Chromebook Clipboard Manager
Chromebook Clipboard Manager

I use Windows 10 at work these days and I find the clipboard history useful.

I do most of my blogging and content writing on my Chromebook. That is why I am excited about this feature. As you can imagine, writing and editing involve a lot of copy-pasting.

Now, a question for you. Do you find the clipboard manager a useful feature? Let me know in the comments section.

8 responses to “First Look – Chromebook Clipboard Manager”

  1. Barry Horne Avatar
    Barry Horne

    I use clipboard history pro but it would be nice to have something built in ..
    Thanks for all your hard work Dinsan .

    Barry (Canadian Dinosaur)

    1. Thanks for the comment, Barry! I hope they making something better than the extension that you are using 🙂

  2. Greg Mudd Avatar
    Greg Mudd

    Clipboard history is a powerful feature if history:
    Is available easily across all open tabs.
    Is easily searchable.
    Is possible to be viewed in multiple ways, i.e. by date, or alphabetic order, etc

    1. It is too early to say if we are going to get all these features. We can say things are final when it reaches the Beta channel.

  3. Greg Mudd Avatar
    Greg Mudd

    Thank you for your quick response to my comments. I look forward to using the new Clipboard functionality when it is available.

    1. A few more weeks, I guess 🙂

  4. Michael Barrett Avatar
    Michael Barrett

    Instead of or in addition to, pressing ‘search + v’ to show the clipboard history, could not a context ‘right-click’ menu item work just as well?

    1. That’s a good idea. You should consider submitting a feature request bug on the Chromium bug repository. Share the link when you are done and I’ll start it too.

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