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Old Nov 13, 2008, 10:01 PM   #1
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Copy and Paste in a Mac Book Whats the issue

Ok lets say I am reading mail or trying to copy and paste from a email or document or text online on my windows machine simply I would highlight then right click to copy and paste. When I try it on my new mac book i highlight right click and it unhighlights what I am trying to copy and paste. I am a Mac newbie am I doing something wrong. I figured out most my initial issues however after 2 days using the mac I must be doing something wrong.
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Old Nov 13, 2008, 10:02 PM   #2
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While I am asking is there a way to do tabs in firefox like windoew vistas internet explorer browser has?
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Old Nov 13, 2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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For your first question, that's exactly how it works. You may be accidentally clicking before you right click. I'm assuming you're using the macbook's trackpad, it's an easy mistake. And for firefox. (command t) opens a new tab, or just right click and open in new tab. Firefox was using tabs way before internet explorer.
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Old Nov 13, 2008, 10:53 PM   #4
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use command+c for copy, and command+v for paste, works like ctrl+c etc. If you dont know what the command key is its the one to the left and right of the spacebar.
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Old Nov 13, 2008, 11:34 PM   #5
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I still cannot copy paste unless I use the command or the edit at top

Is there a touch pad setting you can reccomr=end maybe I have something wrong
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which version of the macbook are you using? try putting 2 fingers on the touchpad, and then clicking the button!
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 12:35 AM   #7
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which version of the macbook are you using? try putting 2 fingers on the touchpad, and then clicking the button!
MacBook OS 10.5 leopard
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I still cannot copy paste unless I use the command or the edit at top

Is there a touch pad setting you can reccomr=end maybe I have something wrong
There's a setting "two fingers as secondary click" So you'll just hold two fingers on the trackpad when you want to right click. One finger to primary click.
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Old Nov 16, 2008, 10:07 PM   #9
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Thank you guys there actually was a issue with my macbok os bestbuy replaced it I took advanage to upgrade to 2.4ghz macbook with illum keyboard somthing that i enjoy considering wife like the light off to conserve energy
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