Copy, cut and paste are necessary functions for any computer user. Whether you’re trying to learn with the basics or would like to improve your abilities with keyboard shortcuts, follow along for how to copy and paste on macbook air.
In computers there are functions and operation which have multiple ways to perform one task.
As you are already familiar with Windows, where 2 main ways to copy, cut and paste file or content, as they are:
- With keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + X y Ctrl + V)
- By clicking the right mouse button and then using the contextual menu.
How to copy, cut and paste text or file in Macbook Air or Macbook Pro (OSX)
You can easily copy, cut, or paste photos, text, and other items nicely through the built-in shortcuts and menus in OS X. You will need to highlight the text you want to copy prior to right clicking, so make sure the text has been properly highlighted. The paste option will enabled once the text has been copied.
You can use the following keyboard shortcuts depending on the specific operations and these shorts keys can speed up your workflow; here you go with of the most useful keyboard shortcuts:
- Copy = ⌘C
- Paste = ⌘V
- Cut = ⌘X
- Paste and Match Style = ⌥⇧⌘V (Option, Shift, Command, V)
- Select All = ⌘A
- Undo = ⌘Z
Once you are addict with these shortcuts, you’ll likely find a desire to continue building your collection. While the standard shortcuts listed above are universal, different applications will often have unique shortcuts for its specific functions.
If your application is in full screen mode and you don’t have an idea how to close it, press the key marked “esc” at the very top left corner of your keyboard to exit the application. If you are looking to open a new application, drag your mouse down to the bottom of the screen, and the “dock” will appear.
(This is sometimes on the right hand or left hand side of the screen instead) The dock contains a selection of applications, but not all of them. The rest are located in the Launchpad. Click on the grey rocket icon in the dock to open Launchpad.