How to Enable Clipboard History on a Chromebook

We have been discussing how Chromebooks are gradually gaining desktop functionalities for quite some time. This time, we bring you Chromebooks’ most popular feature: clipboard history. You can access numerous cloned things on a Chromebook using just a keyboard shortcut that is hidden behind a Chrome flag. You can copy numerous images as well as texts and paste them wherever you choose. Additionally, you may now access all of your copied items without using any additional extra plugins like Clipboard History Pro. Let’s proceed to learn how to enable Clipboard History on a Chromebook now that that is out of the way.

Enable Clipboard History on a Chromebook

Let me first say that I’m running Chrome OS 87.0.4280.24 beta, though I’m sure the capability is also included in Chrome OS 86 stable. Apart from that, the procedure is rather simple, and the feature is accessible on both Chromebooks provided by the school and normal Chromebooks. Let’s go on to the steps now that that has been cleared up.

1. To begin with, visit Chrome, then type in “clipboard.” The following is the Productivity Experiment: Activate the Enhanced Clipboard. But feel free to enable it.

2. Then, select Restart from the bottom right corner.

3. Your Chromebook’s Clipboard History feature will be activated after Chrome restarts. In order to display the Clipboard History under any text input box, hit Search + Von on your keyboard. It closely resembles Windows 10’s nativeClipboard Manager.

4. To manually open the Clipboard History, right-click on a text field and choose Open Clipboard.

5. You need enable one more flag if you want a complete Chromebook clipboard manager that supports images. Enable Copy Images from Files App under Chrome Flags by clicking the button.

6. You can now copy images, and they will appear in your clipboard history as well. You can choose the image and then press Enter to paste it.

7. Clipboard sharing is a final function that I’m sure you’ll find helpful. Open Chrome Flags and enable the handling of shared clipboard feature signals.

8. Next, right-click on any text that is now selected on your Chromebook. Select Copy to your Android phone next. The cloned item will then be sent immediately to your Android smartphone. By doing this, sharing the clipboard between your Android smartphone and Chromebook is simple.

9. Despite everything mentioned above, there are certain restrictions. The Chromebook’s clipboard history only supports the most recent five copied objects at this time. In addition, there are occasionally bugs that cause the Clipboard History to process text in an odd way. Despite this, Clipboard History functions flawlessly.

Copy and Paste Multiple Items on a Chromebook

So that’s how a Chromebook’s hidden clipboard manager is made available. As you can see, there is still work to be done, but eventually we may have a fully functional clipboard manager that supports more clipboard data. That’s all we have to say, though. Visit the post on our linked resource if you want to discover more similar Chrome OS tips and techniques. And if you’re looking to buy a Chrome OS device, check out our list of the best Chromebooks to buy in 2020.