Copy and Paste in a Mac Book Whats the issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gunlocators, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. thread starter macrumors member

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    While I am asking is there a way to do tabs in firefox like windoew vistas internet explorer browser has?
     
  3. macrumors regular

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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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    bassproguy07

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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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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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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    bassproguy07

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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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    MacBook OS 10.5 leopard
     
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    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.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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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 :D
     

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