A Better Cut And Paste
One of the first things users learn on a computer is how to cut and paste. Because it is used so often while using a computer, Windows gives us several ways to do basically the same thing and most of the methods we have been using are not the best ones.
Right-Click – In most applications we have the ability to right-click and Copy an item like a file or folder in File Explorer and then right-click and Paste it somewhere else. In applications like Word, once an item has been copied it can be pasted in several different formats as shown below.
Windows can record your copied items and store them on your system. It is called Clipboard History. You can even copy on one device and have the Clipboard History sync them across your other devices.
To set it up, go to Settings > System > Clipboard. Once set up, everything you copy, regardless of the method used, will be entered in the Clipboard History. This is particularly useful if you tend to copy and paste the same items over time.
Access your Clipboard history by pressing the [Win] + [V] keys on your keyboard. It will display a list of your copied items where you only must click on them to paste them again as often as you wish.
An added benefit of using Clipboard History is having access to Emojis, GIFS, Kaomojis, Symbols, and of course, the history of your copied items.
Using the keyboard shortcut to copy and paste has been my standby for more years than I care to admit but having the items I copied available to me at any time is handy. It also does not hurt having the cell phone style Emoji and GIFS ready to paste into my writing. Even Clippy, the virtual assistant that was included in Microsoft Office versions 97 through 2003 has been brought back as a GIF.