How to clear the clipboard

Prior to posting this question, I was given a list of answers that were expected to answer my question.  They didn't come close!  Therefore, I am not expecting relevant answers, but I'll give it a shot.  I have copies and pasted a lot and I'd like to see what remains on my clipboard.  I've copies from paragraphs from the internet using Internet Explorer 11 and pasted into Word 2010 on Windows 8.1 for example.  Now, if I right click my mouse and click "paste" in that drop down menu, I get many different things pasted on my Word 2010 screen.  How can I clean up the clipboard?  I'm in the process of producing a Staff Handbook and redundant information is being pasted.  I want to start with a clean slate if I can. 

I would really like for someone to offer a solution that has worked for them.  I'd also appreciate it being expressed in layman's terms.  I'm a user - not a developer and certainly not tech savvy!

Thank you.

 

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Last updated November 13, 2019 Views 46,329 Applies to:
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

From the issue description, I understand you are facing an issue with clipboard in Windows 8.1.

Please follow the steps below to clear the clipboard in Windows 8.

A clipboard is nothing but a buffer that stores data that we copy and paste. We never wonder that when we copy a text and paste it as many times as we want, where is the text saved for us? Yes it is the clipboard where the text is temporarily saved. And a clipboard manager enhances these functions of copy, cut, and paste. Anyways, we can also experiment with this buffer named clipboard. If you repeatedly copy and paste large files or image files, pasting may take time and deliver low performance. So it’s sometimes necessary to clear up the clipboard to clear memory.

 

Step1: How to clear the clipboard in Windows 8.

 

1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run window.

2. Type cmd /c “echo off | clip” andpress Enter.

 

You can also create a shortcut with location as the command cmd /c “echo off | clip”. Whenever you want to clear clipboard, double click on it.

 

1. Right Click in an empty space on the desktop and Go to New
and click on Shortcut.

2. Now Create Shortcut window opens. Now type the following text cmd /c “echo off | clip”. Click Next.

3. Name the shortcut as Clear Clipboard. Click Finish.

 

Whenever you want to clear the clipboard double click on the shortcut icon.

Let us know the status of the issue.

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Hi,

 

 

We are glad that you are able to find a work-around in using your clipboard. Since you asked, you may find these links helpful in deciding whether to continue using Microsoft Word 2010 or to switch to Microsoft Word 2016:

 

What’s new in Word 2010?

Learn more about Microsoft Word 2016

 

 

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