How to Copy and Paste on Mac

  Matt Cone       January 10, 2021      Tutorials Mac


For new Mac users, learning how to copy and paste text, images, and files on a Mac is one of the first orders of business. It’s easy to copy and paste on a Mac using keyboard shortcuts or menu items. This tutorial will show you how to do it!

How to Copy and Paste on a Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts

You can copy and paste on a Mac using two keyboard shortcuts. To copy, select the item and then press the Command and C keys on your keyboard, as shown below. That keyboard shortcut copies the selected item to your Mac’s clipboard.

How to copy and paste on a Mac

To paste the item, click in the spot where you want to paste the item and then press the Command and V keys on your keyboard, as shown below. That keyboard shortcut pastes the item you copied.

How to copy and paste on a Mac

How to Copy and Paste on a Mac Using Menu Items

You can copy and paste on a Mac using menu items. To copy, highlight the item and then select Copy from the Edit menu, as shown below.

How to copy and paste on a mMc

To paste the item, click in the spot where you want to paste the text and select Paste from the Edit menu.

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