Windows 10: Highlighted text is automatically copied to clipboard, how to change?

Discus and support Highlighted text is automatically copied to clipboard, how to change? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; By simply highlighting text it gets copied to the clipboard overwriting content already there. I think I may have set this to happen some time ago and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by btb64, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. btb64 Win User

    Highlighted text is automatically copied to clipboard, how to change?


    By simply highlighting text it gets copied to the clipboard overwriting content already there. I think I may have set this to happen some time ago and can't now workout how I did it, or how to undo it.

    Can anyone help me stop this behaviour?

    :)
     
    btb64, Jan 14, 2019
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  2. Where is the Clipboard?

    The clipboard is not something you can find. It is (at least on the windows phone) an inaccessible part of the phone, where your last copied text is stored.



    This is how it works.



    • You highlight a text, and say COPY.
    • the phone OS puts information in the CLIPBOARD.
    • You go another area where text can be input and tap PASTE. Whatever information is in the CLIPBOARD gets pasted.
     
    Jay_answers, Jan 14, 2019
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  3. MSFTTaz Win User
    editing text (mark, copy, paste)

    This functionality is now present in all Windows 7.1+ phones. The ability to copy text will appear after you have highlighted text. Use the right and left arrows to control the amount of text to be copied, then tap the clipboard icon that appears on
    screen. Once in another application, you will see the clipboard to the left of the autofill list and may need to slide it to the right in order to click it and insert your copied text. Keep in mind that only the last set of copied text remains on the clipboard
    across all apps - it is not specific to each app so that you can copy text from one app to another.
     
    MSFTTaz, Jan 14, 2019
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  4. Highlighted text is automatically copied to clipboard, how to change?

    Problem with highlighting text to cut or copy in Word

    Microsoft Word, Windows 8. I often copy and paste things within a document. My problem is that after I block the text (highlight it) and right click to copy the text the highlighting goes away. It takes about three tries before it stays highlighted so
    that I can copy or cut the text. It's frustrating and means that everything takes longer. It didn't used to do this. I'm not sure what has changed
     
    SharonAlmerigi, Jan 14, 2019
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