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    How to Copy and Paste

    Copy and Paste is one of the widely used function in computers. The function is used to move text in an instant.

    How to Copy and Paste in Windows

    Using the mouse

    1. To copy an image, right-click it and select Copy Image to save a duplicate to the clipboard. 
    How to Copy
    • For text, left-click and drag your mouse cursor over the portion of the document or browser window you wish to copy.
    • Once the content you wish to copy is highlighted, right-click while hovering over any portion of the chosen content and select Copy from the resulting drop-down menu.
    How to copy
    • Once you’ve copied your chosen image, text, or file, place your cursor in the location you wish to copy it to.
    • Then right-click, and select Paste from the resulting drop-down menu.              Using keyboard commands
    • To highlight text with a keyboard, use the arrow keys to navigate your blinking cursor to the sentence or paragraph you wish to copy, and press the Shift key.
    • For files and folders, you can use the Tab key to move between sections of the folder.
    • When a folder is highlighted, hold down the Shift key, and use the Arrow keys to cover all the ones you wish to copy.
    • Using a combination of the Tab and Arrow keys, navigate to the image you wish to select.
    • Press and hold the Shift key, and move your selection over it to highlight it.
    • Once your file, text, or image is highlighted, hold down the Ctrl key and press the C key to copy it.
    • Once the content you want is copied, navigate to where you want to put it, and hold down the Ctrl key once again.
    •  Press the V key.
    • Your image, text, or folder should now be pasted right where you want it.

    Using the menu bar

    1. Highlight the content using mouse or keyboard.
    • Once you’ve highlighted your chosen content, look to the top menu bar in your application or folder, and click the Edit or Home button menu. 
    • Select Copy from the resulting drop-down menu.
    Home button menu
    • Once you’ve copied what it is you want to duplicate, head to that same drop-down menu, and select Paste.

    How to Copy and Paste in MacOS

    Using the mouse

    1. Click and drag the cursor over the portion of the document or webpage you wish to highlight.
    2. For files and folders, simply click the item once. 
    3. To highlight an image easily, you’ll need to bring the keyboard in to play too.
    4.  Hold the Control key, click on the image, and select Copy Image to duplicate and save it to your clipboard. 
    Copy image
    • Once you’ve highlighted what you want to copy, right-click while hovering over any portion of the chosen content.
    •  Select Copy from the resulting drop-down menu.
    Copy
    • Once everything you want is copied, place your cursor in the location you wish to paste the content, hold Control and click, then select Paste from the resulting drop-down menu.

    Using keyboard commands

    1. When you’ve made it to the section you wish to highlight, hold the Shift key and use the Arrow keys to highlight the text you want to copy.
    • For images, using the mouse is going to be your best bet for highlighting.
    • Once everything is selected, hold down the Command key and press C to copy.
    • Once everything you want is copied, place your cursor in the location you wish to paste the content, hold down the Command key, and press the V key to paste it in.

    Using the menu bar

    1. Highlight using the mouse or keyboard.
    • Once you’ve highlighted all the items you want, whether it’s an image, text, or both, navigate to the Gear icon or Edit menu.
    • Click on it from within the main toolbar, and select Copy from the resulting drop-down menu.
    Copy
    • Once you’ve copied everything, select the place where you want to duplicate your content.
    • Then, click the Gear icon or Edit menu once more.
    •  Choose Paste from the drop-down menu.
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