Microsoft has upgraded the copy and paste function on Windows 10, which brings greater convenience.
Microsoft is now testing a new update to the Windows clipboard history, which will allow access to the “Paste as Plain Text” option, along with the existing pin and delete buttons.
By default, Windows 10 allows you to use the “Ctrl+V” keyboard shortcut to paste text, including the original format. When using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or any other application, using keyboard shortcuts to paste the content in a webpage or other application will always contain the original formatting (text style, such as bold, italic, font, etc.).
In some applications, such as Microsoft Word, you can right-click in the document to open the context menu and paste it as plain text (clean paste without formatting).
In the 21H2 version, Windows 10 will get native support for “Paste as Plain Text”, which means that text can finally be pasted in all applications without any strange formatting.
To use this new feature, just open the clipboard history (Win+V) and click the “Paste as Plain Text” option under the item. This will match the text to the format of the original document or application.
Microsoft has added a new panel to the clipboard history, allowing users to insert GIFs, emoticons and kaomoji. This will make it easier for users to insert media content in WhatsApp, Messenger, email, etc.
The report also said that Microsoft is working to extend the clipboard history to all Android phones and tablets through the SwiftKey keyboard app.