Stupid Windows Trick #314

I normally often use ctrl-c/ctrl-v to copy/paste something from somewhere to somewhere else. But I accidentally hit WindowsKey-v when pasting, and was surprised to be presented with a pop-up window that held my past 10+ things copied! There were 14 items in my list, but I’m not sure what the limit is. Whichever item you highlight becomes the new content of the current paste buffer. See example pic below:


Here’s a comprehensive list of shortcut keys. I use Ctrl x to cut as well as the above 2 that you use. I had a friend who worked at MSFT and he said that he could use these commands in lieu of a mouse to do his work at the office. I don’t know what he did, but he did get MSFT items like new OS, mouse keyboards etc for cheap…doc

List of all Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts: The ultimate guide | Windows Central

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Nice to know they are there, but I guess I’ll keep doing things the hard way instead of trying to remember those key combinations. Because for me that is the easy way!

(I do know a few, and regularly use them. At least my fingers do. Ctrl-C, Ctrl-D and Ctrl-Z. There might be one or two more that my fingers know that I don’t recall offhand.


Thanks - good reference!

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Oh I was going to mention that if you copy something and then use ctrl shift v, it will paste only the plain text and you won’t get all the formatting/boxes/bullets. I use ctrl shift v all the time to avoid the hassle of trying to get rid of the formatting…doc