After many years of nagging, Microsoft finally introduced a clipboard manager on Windows 10 called Clipboard History. While this is great and works just by invoking the “Win + V” hotkey, for pro users it’s not enough. Many users want to quickly paste multiple items with hotkeys without having to open the clipboard manager. So, if you are one of those users, here is a simple guide that lets you paste multiple items with assignable hotkeys. That said, let’s run through the guide.

Paste multiple items with keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

1. We are going to use an app called Ditto (To free). It is one of the best Windows 10 apps and a powerful clipboard manager. So do not hesitate any longer and download the application.

2. After that, open the Ditto app. If you receive a security alert, allow it. Keep in mind that every time you open the app, it will move to the system tray and stay there. So you will have to access Ditto from the system tray only. You can also press Ctrl + ~ (tilde) to open the application.

3. Once the application is open, click on the 3-dot menu and open ” Options“.

4. Here, navigate to the “Keyboard Shortcuts” tab. Now you can assign hotkeys to paste items one by one. To assign a keyboard shortcut, simply click on “None” next to “Position 1” and press the hotkey you want to call. For example, I pressed Ctrl+1 to paste the first item to the clipboard. You can choose yours.

To note: In terms of operating system configuration, the number pad on the right is different from the number keys on the top row of the keyboard. So if you create shortcuts using the top row number keys, use that key only when pasting items.

5. This way you can create up to 10 keyboard shortcuts to paste 10 different items from your clipboard. For the 10th position, I assigned the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + 0. Finally, click “OK”.

6. Now go ahead and copy multiple items in your clipboard. For example, this is what my clipboard looks like.

7. After copying multiple items, now I will show you how to paste multiple items with hotkeys. To paste the first item to the clipboard, I will press Ctrl + 1. Similarly, to paste the second item, just press Ctrl + 2, and so on. It’s cool, right? This way you will save a lot of time.

Paste multiple items multiple times with assignable hotkeys

This is how you can paste multiple items multiple times with assignable hotkeys. As we can see, the program supports up to 10 clipboard items, which I guess would be enough for many users. In my case, it helps me paste copied items without having to open the clipboard manager every time. Anyway, it all comes from us. If you found the article helpful, comment below and let us know.