How to copy and paste with a Mac

How to Copy and Paste with a Mac. As crazy as it sounds, if you are just learning to use a Mac, this is one of the first questions or problems you will likely encounter. Although the process of copying and pasting with a Mac is similar to Windows and Linux, it does slightly differ. None the less, read on to learn how to Copy, Cut, and Paste while operating within a Mac OS X environment.

How do I Cut, Copy, and Paste with a Mac?

On a Mac computer, the Command key is generally located adjacent to the spacebar and is often labeled with a symbol that resembles a four leaf clover. The following key combinations require that you first press and hold the Command key, while proceeding to press the letter assigned to the Copy, Cut or Past function.

To Copy with a Mac, use the following key combination:

Command + C

To Cut with a Mac, use the following key combination:

Command + X

To Paste with a Mac, use the following key combination:

Command + V