Microsoft is working on an update for Windows 10 which will solve a long-standing problem with one of the operating system's most fundamental features: copy and paste.
When copying text content, especially from a web page, Windows 10 users often find that the formatting is misaligned with the document they are trying to paste into.
However, an upcoming update to Windows 10 will introduce a new option in the clipboard menu (Win + V), allowing users to "paste in plain text", replacing any unwanted formatting .
Microsoft is also reportedly working on a brand new panel for the menu that will allow GIFs and emoji to be inserted into chat applications more Instead of searching for media online, users will be able to streamline the process by selecting material through a search function in the menu.
These features are still in development, but should be rolled out for all Windows 10 users as part of a public release in the near future.
Copy and paste updates Windows 10
While mostt users will be familiar with the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V, which highlight items to be copied from one source and pasted to another location, less people will be aware of Win + V.
Thi The shortcut brings up the clipboard menu, which keeps a running log of the material the user has copied. From this menu, users can also pin specific items to the clipboard for easy access, or delete them entirely.
Unlike standard Windows 10 copy and paste shortcuts, which transfer formatting from the original source, users will soon be able to use the clipboard menu to remove any unwanted formatting quirks.
However, this isn't the only recent change Microsoft made to Windows 10 Months' venerable copy-paste functionality. The company has liThere are a number of small optimizations, some of which are worth keeping on your radar.
In August, the company revealed a upgrade to Clipboard panel designed to make it easier for users to paste multimedia content into messages, documents and emails.
Later this year, Microsoft announced improvements to Cloud Clipboard , which allows users to copy and paste items across multiple devices. Instead of exclusively syncing clipboard content on Windows 10 devices, Microsoft-owned SwiftKey for Android keyboard users can now also take advantage of the tool.
The flagship product of the company web browser , Edge, also received a new Link format function , which allows users to specify whether a URL copied from the address bar is pasted as a link or as plain text, depending on their preferences.
The copy and paste feature may seem insignificant to first glance, but in fact plays a central role in many aspects of the computing experience. As both recent and future updates attest, Microsoft is eager to derive every ounce of value from the functionality, which users experienced people will applaud in particular.
Via Windows Latest