• May 30, 2021 •

How to Copy Paste on Mac (For Beginners)

Copy & paste invented by Larry Tesler is one of the unique and greatest invention has ever made. Who thought that Larry Tesler would come across with the masterpiece idea of creating a duplicate text or items where we still use it on daily basis and almost on every device.

You might be one of those who have just switched on Mac from Windows. Or just a beginner who has just started learning how Mac works for example kids. This article is beneficial for you.

Today we are going to cover just a basic topic on how to do copy & paste on Mac. We have also covered some alternate ways to do copy & paste using shortcut keys and more.

Here’s everything you need to know about copy & paste.

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How to Copy on Mac?

To copy a text on Mac, we are just going to need two shortcut keys that are Command and C.

Step 1: First, you need to select a text that you want to copy on Mac.

Step 2: Once you have selected text, just press Command + C.

Basic Guide To Do Copy & Paste On Mac (for Beginners)

Once you press the keys, the text will be copied to the clipboard and ready to be paste anywhere.

Besides text, you can copy other elements such as emojis or icons, images, etc.

How to Paste on Mac?

Pasting what you have copied earlier on any page or place is easy. Here, we are just going to use keys that are Command and V.

Step 1: Go to page or valid place where you want to paste the copied item on Mac.

Step 2: Place the cursor on the page or place ( indicated as “|” that keeps blinking continuously).

Step 3: Now press, Command + V to paste the item.

Basic Guide To Do Copy & Paste On Mac (for Beginners)

That’s how you paste the copied item that consists of text, image, emoji, or icon.

Identical Keys to Copy & Paste on Mac

Now that we have seen how you can copy & paste on Mac using shortcut keys. There are identical shortcut keys that work just equivalent or similar to the keys mentioned above.

Identical Shortcut keysCommon Shortcut Keys
CopyControl + CCommand + C
PasteControl + VCommand + V

How to Copy & paste with Menu on Mac

We have covered how to do copy-paste using shortcut keys. Here, we don’t need any keys, to do copy & paste with the menu. This will be done using a menu that also consists of a copy & paste option.

Step 1: Just select items (that can be text, image, emoji or icons) on Mac.

Step 2: Click on the Edit menu and select copy.

Basic Guide To Do Copy & Paste On Mac (for Beginners)

Step 3: Now, go to the desired valid path where you want to paste the copied item.

Congratulations! Now, you know everything about doing copy & paste on Mac. All the methods mentioned above are simple are easy that will come handy whenever there’s a need to do it.

You can use shortcut keys or identical keys which is a quick way to do copy & paste on Mac. While doing copy & pate with a menu just require a mouse. Additionally, this method is applicable to all Macs.

That’s it for now, hope this helps! Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Till then stay tuned for more info.

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