Switching from Windows to Mac may trouble the user in understanding the basic functions like copying and pasting using the shortcut keys on the keyboard or from the right-click context menu. In the Windows Ctrl key is used along with the combination of other keys i.e. Ctrl + C for copying and Ctrl + V for pasting. But in Mac command is used instead of the Control key.
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In this guide, we will show the Mac beginners how to copy and paste items within the Operating System.
Copying and Pasting on Mac using Keyboard Shortcut
Just like on the Windows Operating System, it is also very stress-free to copy and paste content on Mac. Below are mentioned the shortcut keys to copy and paste items in macOS through keyboard shortcuts:
Select the content that you want to copy and then press the Command + C keys from the keypad. The text, file, or whatever it is that you have selected will be copied. Now you can paste it anywhere you want.
To paste the copied content to the destination, navigate to the place where you want to paste it and press Command + V on the keypad.
Copying and Pasting on Mac from the Context Menu
If you don’t have access to the system’s keypad, you can always use the context menu to copy and paste items.
To copy the content on Mac using the context menu, navigate to it, and right-click using the mouse button or trackpad. It will release the context menu, select the “Copy XYZ.xyz” option to copy the file.
Now to paste the copied item to the destination, navigate to the place where you want to paste it and right-click on the empty area of the window using the mouse or trackpad button. A context menu will appear, select “Paste Item” option. The copied item will successfully be pasted to the destination.