The clipboard is a temporary storage area of data information that the user wants to transfer or move something from one location to another desire location by using the copy, cut, or paste operation. Sometimes, the clipboard also called the pasteboard. When the user copies or cuts something, the selected item temporarily stores it on the clipboard. The clipboard uses a special type of computer memory, and store the selected data. Here, we’ll talk about how to clear clipboard.
Usually, the selected items are unnamed and temporary, this selected data information stored on the computer’s ram. The temporary data information of the clipboard can be any type of selected text, an image, a video other kinds of data.
Three functions can be performed on the clipboard operation at almost all operating systems, and those are cut, copy, and paste. If you copy something, this data information initially stores on the clipboard, and this data information is used on the pasting operation. You can paste something as long as you want for the clipboard’s temporary storage facility.
Clear clipboard on Windows operating system
Windows operating system has a clipboard facility. The clipboard is one of the easiest and helpful features in the window. The clipboard on Microsoft Windows used for temporary storing any type of selected text, photos, or other kind of data information that we copy from any folder or web page or from other sources to paste into other locations or documents. It stores almost everything for us and when need it, we can easily find that information to copy from one location to our desire location.
But we should have the awareness of the security of the clipboard. After all, the clipboard store almost every item, and sometimes that could be considered a security risk.
If the clipboard history enabled in your windows operating computer, the feature keeps the data information of items you have copied recently. The clipboard can store items like HTML, your selected text, images smaller than 4 Mb in size. The clipboard history gets erased whenever you shut down or restart your computer. The clipboard history feature will only work when you enable the feature.
To enable or disable this you should go to the settings option, select the system option, and from the left side of the context list please click on the clipboard option.
After making enable the clipboard history, by pressing windows + v you can bring up a small window prompt with a list of recent items that you copied. That means, when you copied those, the clipboard stored the most recent items.
By pressing Windows + v, you can bring up the clipboard with recently copied items. Now if you want to remove individual stored items from the clipboard history list, first you should click on the three dots on the right top corner of the item. A small menu list will pop up which contains delete, pin and clear all.
To delete this item, you should select the delete option, and the item will be removed from the clipboard history list.
If you want to keep any item of this list, you should select the pin option.
If you want to clear the entire clipboard history list, again click on the three dots of any item. A small menu list will pop up again and now select the clear option. After doing this operation, the entire clipboard history list will remove.
If any item remains on the clipboard history list after doing the clear all operation, then you should understand that this item pined in the place. If you want to remove the pinned item, you should unpin that. To do this operation, again you should click on the three dots of this item and select the unpin option. Now you can delete it or clear all the listed items.
Another way to clear all clipboard data on windows operating systems is to make settings to erase all clipboard data. To do this, first of all, you should go to the settings option. The settings window will come out. From this window, you should select the system option. From the left side down of the window, please select the clipboard option. From the right side down of the window, find the ‘clear clipboard data’ heading. Now click on the clear button to clear all data information from the clipboard history list. It will erase all listed data except the pined data.
If you want to disable the clipboard history, you should again go to the settings menu. Then go to the system option. You can see a list on the left side of the window, and from this please select the clipboard option. The clipboard window will come. Now if you want to disable the clipboard history option, you should toggle the switch to off. Once you disable it, the clipboard history feature will not show you the history list. If you press window + v, the clipboard will still come and this will warn you to turn on to see the history list.
Clear Clipboard on Android
Nowadays, android is a very popular operating system. Android operating technology experiences its very fast-moving development. Because of technological development, today most people are using android. Android is user friendly and so easy, and it is like operating a computer.
The clipboard first appears with the user interface in Android 8.0. When an android user copies a selected text, it temporarily stored on the clipboard and gives access to paste the text. But sometimes it may feel so crowded with that staff. So, sometimes it’s being necessary to clear the clipboard.
On the Android operating system to copy or cut something, first, you should select the text that you want to copy or cut. After selecting the text, you should make a long press on it and a context will come with options. To copy this item, you should select the copy option. When you copy this item, it will temporarily store it on the clipboard storage.
To clear the clipboard on android, first of all, you should navigate the file. It depends on your purpose. When you clear one clipboard item, it means you clear all the listed items of the clipboard. On Android, it’s almost the same way to clear the clipboard with the copy-paste option. You should make a long pass to delete the selected part.
If you finish making the part, the options will appear. The display options are almost commonly the same as when you want to cut or copy. When the list appears, you should choose to delete or clear. Tap the selected part and what you have selected to delete.
In several android version, the user can clear all clipboard history. It is easier when you want to empty the device. if you want to do this, you should have to get access to the clipboard history. By pressing the delete button, you can clear all things on the clipboard.
The clipboard is the temporary storage area. It initially stores all the copied data information and store on computer’s ram. From the clipboard history facility, it is quite an easy way to find the storage data information. By using this, we can easily control the move or clean operation. From the clipboard, we can make history together and copy multiple items to it.