How to Paste as Plain Text from Clipboard History in Windows 10


When you copy something on your PC, itís automatically copied to your clipboard for you to paste. Not only can you can paste multiple items from your clipboard history in Windows 10, but you can also pin the items you tend to use all the time and sync your clipboard history to the cloud.

Often you can press the Ctrl + Shift + V keys instead of Ctrl + V to paste any copied text as plain text without any formatting included. Not all apps support using Ctrl + Shift + V though.

Starting for some with Windows 10 build 21318, you will now see a ďPaste as plain textĒ option in clipboard history (Win+V) that allows you to paste the text content of the clipboard without its original formatting (font, color, size etc.), allowing it to match the formatting of the destination document.

This tutorial will show you how to paste text as plain text from any text-based entry in your clipboard history in Windows 10.

This feature is rolling out to a subset of Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel at first, to help Microsoft quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability. Rest assured they will be gradually rolled out to everyone in the Dev Channel.




Here's How:

1 Place the cursor where you want to paste the plain text at.

2 Press the Win + V keys to open clipboard history next to the cursor location.

3 Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) menu button for the text-based entry previously copied (Win+C) in your clipboard history you want to paste. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on the Paste as Text option. (see screenshot below)

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5 The selected text will now be pasted as plain text without any formatting at the location of the cursor, and clipboard history will automatically close.


That's it,
Shawn Brink