One of the more useful features of Windows 10 and Android Gboard is the way to temporarily store and manage what you recently copied to the clipboard. Now, Google is looking to bring a similar clipboard manager to Chrome OS and support text, images, and more.
On Windows 10, you can use the Windows-V key combination to bring up a list of your recently copied things, which is especially convenient when you accidentally copy something on the clipboard. Android, like many other operating systems, can only provide this feature by installing apps, such as The Board, which only this year has been supported to save recently copied images. According to the newly released code changes, a logo is attached to chrome: “Flags” and Google is preparing a built-in clipboard manager for Chrome OS. Judging from the description of the logo, it seems to have been inspired by Windows 10’s own clipboard manager, using a similar combination of keys. The user presses “Search plus V” to display a menu that allows you to paste something you copied before.
The key combination of “Search-V” is not surprising in itself, as Chrome OS uses search keys in many other useful ways, such as Search and Left Key for Home Keys, and Search plus A for Google Assistant. In this case, the clipboard manager selects “Search-V” most likely for a Ctrl-V key that is similar to the One Pasted on most computers. In its early development, Chrome OS’s Clipboard Manager will store five things you’ve recently copied, planning to support text, formatted text, images, bookmark-format network links, and a kind of thing called “Network Smart Paste.” Chrome OS’s clipboard manager has been given a development code “tote”. From this same piece of code, we also believe that “tote” will have a dedicated button in the Chrome OS Quick Settings tray, in addition to being easily opened by searching for . . .
All in all, if this new clipboard manager does come out, it will be another step toward helping To Keep Chrome OS on the same page as operating systems like Windows.