Clipboard Manager, a new Chromebook feature that is in the works, is available in the Canary version of Chrome OS. Here is a first look at this “productivity enhancing” feature.
Update: The new Clipboard Manager now supports images too.
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 in 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 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. – Chrome OS”
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.