How to Copy Paste on MacBook 3 Copy Paste Options in MacBook

How to Copy Paste on MacBook | 3 Copy Paste Options in MacBook

  1. Copy and Paste on MacBook

If you have recently bought an Apple MAC Book or Desktop then as normal you will face problems in Copy and Paste on Macbook. In this article, I will show you How to  Copy and Paste on Macbook. So as you see this problem is faced by almost all the new Macbook users. This is because the windows PC and Desktops have different options and shortcuts and Macbook has different options and Shortcuts. And also Most of the users are friendly to Windows options and PC. So let’s see what are the different options for Copy and Paste on Macbook or Apple Devices.

How to copy on a Mac or MacBook

Want to copy something on a Mac? Here’s what to do:

  1. Highlight the text/object you want to copy: If it’s a word double click on it, it it’s a sentence or a paragraph double click and drag your curser to the end of the section, or click at the top of a section, press shift, and then click at the bottom of the section.

         2. Copy the selection by pressing Command + C, or Cut with Command + X. Both save the                        selected text/object to the pasteboard, but Copy leaves it in place while Cut removes it.

How to paste on a Mac or MacBook

  1. As above, you need to first select the text or object you want to copy or cut by pressing Command + C to copy, or Command + X to cut.
  2. Put the cursor where you want to place the text/object, and Paste by pressing Command + V.

Note that the target can be in a different document, or even an entirely different application. Or even on a different device, for that matter – we’ll explain how you can copy and paste from your Mac to your iPhone or vice versa below.

Copy Paste on Macbook

If you are not friendly to Apple devices then go to check these blogs:

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👉 List of iPhone Models 2007-2020

Keyboard Shortcuts for Copy and Paste on a MacBook

As a new Macbook user, you must be trying Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V to copy and paste on your Macbook, but it would not work here as it is the shortcut key working in the Windows PC. And as you see the Macbook Keyboard you will find that the Ctrl Key is missing. So the question here is What is the Shortcut Key For Copy and Paste on Macbook?

Copy Paste Shortcuts Mavbook

So as you go through the Macbook Keyboard your will see a “Control Key” on the place of “Ctrl Key”. Don’t panic. While the Control key doesn’t have the same function on Macbook as it does on Windows, there’s an equally quick way to perform copy and paste on a Macbook and that is by pressing Command + C (⌘ + C) and Command + V (⌘ + V).

If in any case, you find it difficult to Copy Paste using the command key then you can remap the keys function according to your comfort.

To remap your Macbook Function Keys:

  1. Go to the Apple Menu
  2. Open “System Preferences
  3. Click on “Keyboard
  4. Select “Shortcuts
  5. Click on “Modifier Keys
  6. Go to the “Command” field
  7. Click on the drop-down menu
  8. Select “Control
  9. Click “OK

Note: While Remapping the Macbook Function Keys, the changes will be applied to the whole system, but there are certain applications where it will not be applicable.

In order to make your changes applicable on all the applications on the Mackbook then follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Apple Menu
  2. Open “System Preferences
  3. Click on “Keyboard
  4. Select “Shortcuts
  5. Select “App Shortcuts
  6. Click the “Add” button (the one with the + sign)
  7. Select the app or apps for which you want your preferred keyboard shortcuts to be used.
    👉 If you can’t find your favorite application on the list, click “Other” then use the “Open” dialog box to search for it.
    👉 If you want your preferred shortcut for copy and paste to apply to all applications, just click on “All Applications.”
  8. In the “Menu Title,” type in the command for which you want your shortcut to work (for example, type “Copy” if you want to assign a keyboard shortcut for copying and “Paste” if you want a keyboard shortcut for pasting things). Please make sure that you write the menu title exactly the same way the command is written on your favorite application’s menu (including capitalization and spaces).
  9. Next, go to the “Keyboard Shortcut” field, then press the key combination that you want to use for the keyboard shortcut while you’re in the empty box beside it.
  10. Click on “Add

How to Copy Paste on a Macbook Using an Apple Magic Mouse

As Windows user, you must have used a mouse with two buttons i.e. “Right Click” and “Left Click”. But in mice that come with the Macbook have only one button on it. So how can you Copy and Paste a text using Mice?

Copy Paste using Macbook Mice

Follow these steps:

  1. Highlight the text that you want to copy
  2. Hold down the Control button
  3. Click the mouse button
  4. Select “Copy” from the contextual menu
  5. Go to the place where you want to paste the text
  6. Hold down the Control button
  7. Click the mouse button
  8. Select “Paste” from the contextual menu

Using Trackpad to Copy and Paste on Macbook

👉 So till now, we have seen that how to Copy Paste using Function Keys and Macbook Mice. The third trick is only for Macbook Users.

Copy paste on Mackbook using Trackpad

👉 If you are a windows user and have a laptop then you know that by selecting the text that you want to copy and click on your lower right part of the Trackpad, you get the option for Copy and Paste. But in the case of Macbook, there is no such buttons on the Trackpad.

👉 So while using a Macbook, Select the text that you need to copy and then by using two Fingers try to click on the middle of the Trackpad to bring up the Contextual Menu (the popup menu that appears when you initiate a “Control + mouse click), then selecting “Paste” from there.


So these were the Tricks on Copy and Paste Options on Macbook. I hope this article will solve all your questions related to copy-paste options on the Macbook. If you have any query related to these steps or any tricks given above then please comment below I will try to solve all your questions. Thank You

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