Cloud powered clipboard functionality coming to Windows 10, Microsoft previewed it in build 17666

Microsoft released a new preview build to Windows Insiders in the fast ring. The new Windows 10 insiders preview build 17666 focuses on cloud-powered clipboard functionality, dark theme support to File Explorer, Search with Bing support in Notepad and many more.


If you are a Windows Insider and running preview build in the fast ring, check for updates and try out the new improvements that's currently rolling out.


Cloud powered clipboard functionality coming to Windows 10, Microsoft previewed it in build 17666


With Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build 17666, Microsoft added some cloud functionality to Windows 10 Clipboard. You can now copy some content on one device and access the same content from another cloud connected device. Your Windows clipboard will roam across your devices using the same technology which powers Timeline and Sets. Using it, you can not only copy-paste content, but can also pin a item that you find yourself using regularly.


A new settings page has been introduced to control the user experience. You can find this page under: Settings | System | Clipboard. From there (once you sign-in with your linked account), you can select whether to sync your keyboard or clear your clipboard content. When you hit Win + V (instead of Ctrl + V), you will be able to paste from the clipboard history and pin the items you find yourself pasting more than once.


Windows 10 Clipboard Settings Page


This new build also enables you to apply Dark Theme to your File Explorer. To set this, go to Settings | Personalization | Colors and set the Choose your default app mode to Dark. When you apply this, it will also gets applied to Common File Dialogs (New, Open and Save dialogs).


Windows 10 File Explorer with Dark Theme


Apart from this new features, Microsoft also added few other new improvements like: Fluent Design to Sets, Microsoft Edge improvements, extended line endings support for Notepad, Notepad Search with Bing, Search previews, Start tile folder naming and more. To check out the complete list of new improvements, bug fixes and the known issues in the original Release Notes.



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  1. Sound great! I will update it for my laptop. thanks for your sharing!

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