Solved Can't turn on clipboard history


swerd

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Hi everyone,

I want to turn on clipboard history on both my machines but the setting is greyed out (see photo).

Can anyone help me to get this working??

Cheers :)
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
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    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
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    Bitdefender Total Security
Open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges and execute the below command to enable Clipboard History.

Code:
Reg.exe add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Clipboard" /v "EnableClipboardHistory" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

Reboot your system to make changes take effect.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Hello swerd, :-)

Since the Clipboard History settings are grayed out, it may have been disable by group policy like in option 3 or 4 in the tutorial below. If so, you can enable it again.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Hi everyone!

I managed to get it turned on on my desktop (running Windows 11 Pro) via the group policy method. On my laptop, however (running Home) I tried the registry method and it doesn't work.

Any ideas?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
    Browser
    Firefox / Chrome / Edge / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security
I didn't realise, you can install the group policy editor on the Home edition.

I will give that a go!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
    Browser
    Firefox / Chrome / Edge / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security
I will give that a go!

That did not work. I installed the group policy editor and enabled clipboard history and the option in settings is still greyed out.

EDIT - I tried the registry fix again and this time it worked. Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo
    CPU
    QuadCore Intel Core i5-10210U, 3300 MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo ThinkPad E15
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 640, Intel(R) UHD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Conexant CX8070 @ Intel Comet Point-LP PCH - cAVS
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080p
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLB256HBHQ-000L7 (256 GB)
    ST2000LM007-1R8174 (2 TB, 5400 RPM, SATA-III)
    Browser
    Firefox / Chrome / Edge / Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security
Great news. :party:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Is clipboard history working for anyone running the Dev build 25193. I just tried it, and it says nothing here. It does save the last thing that I copied to the clipboard. I restarted my desktop twice since turning it on.

Clipboard.jpg
 

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Canary Channel
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec G156
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
    Motherboard
    AsusTeK Prime B360M-S
    Memory
    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Speptre HDMI 75Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe
    Mouse
    Logitek M185
    Keyboard
    Logitek K270
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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