Disabling Win+V on Windows

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I’ve been using Win+V for a long time with PureText.

My Windows version is 1809 (OS Build 17763.439)

Now all of a sudden windows has stolen the shortcut for its own clipboard history.
Window shows a popup proposing to enable its (presumably) new feature – Clipboard History.

How do I disable it do get PureText working again?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

See this answer.

Basically create a registry key named DisabledHotkeys in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced and specify the list of letter keys whose combinations with the Win key you’d like to disable, just "V" in this case.

It did work for Win+V but didn’t work for Ctrl+Win+Q when I specified "VQ".

A reboot may be required to apply changes

Method 2

I had the same issue. The registry hacks didn’t work. I upgraded my PureText app from v3.0 to the latest v6.2. It now has an “Experimental” mode under Advanced options that manages the WindowsV clipboard pop up. Seems to be working fine for me so far!

[PureText experimental advanced options]1

Method 3

According to Microsoft’s documentation of Windows Keyboard Shortcuts, this can be turned off by selecting Start > Settings > System > Clipboard, and turn off the toggle under Clipboard history.

Method 4

There is a Registry Key specifically to disable this feature.

  1. Open Regedit

  2. Navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Clipboard

  3. Set IsCloudAndHistoryFeatureAvailable to 0.
    If this key isn’t there, create a DWORD with the name IsCloudAndHistoryFeatureAvailable and set it to 0.

This also removes the clipboard menu from Windows Settings which only contains settings for this feature.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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