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Sublime Text Clipboard Copy/Paste History

This is a little known secret of Sublime Text – the ability to have multiple items in your clipboard history and access them with the keyboard.

To access the clipboard history, simply hit + K, + V – so just add the + K infront of your regular paste shortcut. Windows users swap out with Ctrl.

Watch the video for a quick tutorial on how to use it with your workflow:

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13 Responses to Sublime Text Clipboard Copy/Paste History

  1. Murray Hopkins says:

    Wow! Very cool! Thanks Wes.

  2. Drew Minns says:

    Man, thanks Wes.You’re the cat’s pyjamas

  3. Bauke says:

    Hey Wes,

    This is a great tip, never heard of this before.
    I’m on Windows and your tip works perfect! 🙂


  4. Julien says:

    Thanks for the tips, but it’s not a really easy shortcut to do with one hand (I can’t reach the ‘K’ easily with my left hand).

    I was ahead to change the ‘K’ key for another one, so I notice there is another shortcut for that ‘⌘’ + ‘alt’ + ‘V’, much easier for me!

  5. Athlone says:

    Thanks for this Wes, awesome tip! I bought my Sublime Text license yesterday and your Video and eBook yesterday. I’ve already watched all 20 x videos and have started on the book, I have to say, I’m loving Sublime Text and your videos have probably saved me weeks or months of learning time already. I highly recommend them to anyone working with Sublime Text. Great job. 🙂

    Warmest regards,


  6. NoxArt says:

    Clipboard history is IMHO one of the most overlooked, simplest to start using, tremendously performance boosting functionalities. I actually prefer a clipboard manager independent of editors, so one can enjoy the benefits across all the apps and system as well (for example Shapeshifter or ClipboardFusion, if it’s ok to name some).

  7. Wow! Great tips, Thanks Wes.

  8. sg says:

    That’s amazing

  9. luigi says:

    this is on SublimeText3 or only subliemtext2??

  10. Cristian says:

    Man, you saved my life. Thanks!

  11. jeff says:

    thanks it saved my life

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