The clipboard is the place where the things you copy are stored. You can add things to the clip board by pressing Control C on a PC, Command C on a Mac, or right clicking on something and choosing Copy. To paste what is on your clipboard you will press Control V on a PC, Command V on a Mac, or right click and press Paste.I'm sure you are used to people saying "There's an app for that".... Well, now there's an extension for that! Clipboard History is a great Chrome extension that stays up next to your Omnibox (URL address bar) and keeps a history of all of the things you have copied.
|This is a list of things I have "copied" and I can click on any of|
these to bring it back to my clipboard to paste into a document.
- The first thing you need to do to use Clipboard History is download the extension. Click on the Clipboard History link and click on the blue "+Free" button.
- After you have installed it, all you have to do is click on the icon of the green (it used to be orange, like you see in the GIF below) clipboard up on the right of your screen, next to the Omnibox (address bar).
- Then click on the information you previously copied and want to use again, and it brings it back into your clipboard and allows you to paste that information into whatever you are working on.
You will love this extension. It will save you lots of time and make things just a little bit easier for you! Just to write this blog post, I used the extension three times!
Note: You do need to be signed in to Chrome (not just signed into your Gmail account) for this to work.