Cntl C -> Cntl V?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by DougY, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. DougY macrumors 6502

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    Ive noticed that the Cut & Paste technique that I used for many years on my PC's, doesn't work on the iMac. What is the Apple way of performing Cntl C -> Cntl V?
     
  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Command-C and Command-V. Virtually all keyboard shortcuts that perform some action use the Command key. Welcome to Macintosh :)
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Swap out control for command. I like to think of it as though I'm issuing the computer a command.
     
  4. DougY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    Thank you very much
     
  5. HLdan macrumors 603

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    OMG, another Cut N Paste thread? I'm sure you'll find out soon enough that it doesn't work in Finder so before you go through the trouble posting about it, just understand that there's no workaround.
     
  6. sammich macrumors 601

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    Pedantic-ism: Cut is ctrl/command-X. So the OP is really asking for 'copy and paste'.
     
  7. tomacintosh macrumors regular

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    Who here pushes Windows + C when they go back to an M$ world?
     
  8. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't work with Control + C/V/X/etc.
    You gotta press Command.
    That's how it works on Macs.

    And welcome :)
     
  9. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Frick, that's so annoying. Just another reason for me to avoid Windows as much as possible.
     
  10. Jayling macrumors newbie

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    Doug, here's a link/list of the Mac OSX Keyboard shortcuts from Apple Support. It's a good one to keep bookmarked. :)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343

    Hope you're enjoying your first Mac!
     

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