Windows 10 has a clipboard history which can be accessed using WIN+V it has a recent history of all your copy and paste. When using this in VIM and trying to paste from it doesn't work it acts like nothing happens. Wondering if there's a way to make it usable in VIM. The alternative is opening up a notepad and just windows copying from there which is just extra steps.
It looks like selecting something from that window leads to Windows doing Ctrl+V in an attempt to paste. That, of course, doesn't mean the same thing in Vim. However, if you have things properly set up to catch clipboard text in register
:h 'clipboard') then all you'd need to do after clicking an item in the window is hit
p in Vim. (If that doesn't work see if
I just tried it and
p does work for me.
(There are ways to make Ctrl-V do a put in Vim but that's a bit more obtrusive.)
Update: I was playing around a bit with this and it appears to be a little smarter than just Ctrl-V pasting everywhere. For instance, in my mintty terminal that I use for Cygwin it successfully pastes but it can't be using Ctrl-V as that does nothing. I do have both Shift+Ins and Ctrl+Shift+V set up to act like Ctrl-V, though, and it seems that it detected one of these.