Windows 11: what is the Win + V combination for and why should you always use it?

Wise advice. The market for computers Personal has evolved strongly in recent decades, as well as its competitiveness. Even so, Windows is still the most used operating system in the world and there are still reasons that make it stand out beyond its strong presence and its almost total adoption in the world. One of the more technical reasons is this little tool that we will talk about, and that can change your day to day whatever you are doing.

This is a little-known key combination for most users, although it is very useful, especially for one of the most common actions on any computer. Neither MacOS X neither Linux they do, and it’s one of the few things that makes Windows shine.

It is available in both Windows 10 like Windows 11 and is simply a life-changing combination of letters. They are the Win + V keys and here we tell you what it is for.

Combinations Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V they are probably the best known to all Windows users. These allow you to copy and paste any element (most of the time) between compatible programs. Its adoption and use can make the difference between productivity and save us plenty of time for the day’s tasks.

Of course, this feature has been around since the dawn of the industry, as the 1984 Macintosh itself included it. Today, no operating system, no matter how experimental, lacks this already universal key combination, but there is a certain limitation that has always been present.

When we use Ctrl + C the element that we copy goes to the “clipboard”, A kind of temporary memory that, unfortunately, only admits a single element at a time. Well, in Windows 10 like Windows 11 we can remember up to 25 items of all kinds. How? With the combination Win + V.

If you press both keys, a small screen will appear showing you all the last 25 elements that you have copied using Ctrl + C. The best thing is that it includes both text, such as images, GIFs, emojis and others.

In this way, we can remember more elements when we have to remember many and avoid using Ctrl + C excessively.

It is worth remembering that, although neither MacOS X nor Linux (in most of their distributions) have a similar native tool, there are many third-party options to add similar functions.