How to copy and paste on a Mac

How to Copy and Paste on 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 on 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 the Mac OS X environment.

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

On a Mac computer, the Command key is generally located adjacent to the space bar. It 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 on a Mac, use the following key combination:

Command + C

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

Command + X

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

Command + V

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