Last updated on August 4th, 2019
Mac users who are new to the platform and come from a Windows background often quickly want to learn how to copy and paste on a Mac. Copy and paste is an essential function for almost any computer use. Here is how you can copy and paste on a Mac book.
There are two ways that you can copy and paste on a mac. One is using keyboard shortcuts — Command + C for copy and Command + V for paste. The other is using right click and select the “Copy” and “Paste” options manually.
How to copy and paste on a Mac using Keyboard
- Go to words or pictures you want to copy and paste.
- Highlight your desired text by clicking and dragging with your cursor.
- Press the ⌘ Command key and hold it down, then press the C key to Copy.
- Press the ⌘ Command key and hold it down, then press the V key to Paste.
How to copy and paste on a Mac using Right Click
- Click and drag over the text you want to copy.
- Right click on the highlighted text or image. You can also press Control on the keyboard and your mouse click. The right click will bring up the Options menu.
- Select the ‘Copy” option. This can also usually be found by going to the “Edit” section at the top.
- Place your cursor where you’d like to paste the copied content, right click and select Paste.