Copy & Paste - A Quicker Way?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jim Bonza, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Jim Bonza macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2009
    New to Mac here from PC... :)

    About copy and paste, is there a way to program this into
    the right click of my trackpad/mouse?

    Right now I have to highlight the word, scroll up to file, click on
    copy, then do the same to paste...

    Your help is truly appreciated!
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    no, i dont think you can. i dont think this is a behaviour of Windows either?

    use command+X/C/V, the Edit menu or right clicking on the word. also you cant cut files in Finder (use drag and drop) but you can cut words fine,
  3. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    Command+C for copy
    Command+V for paste.

    System Prefs is a pretty good way to go about it, too.
  4. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Why not use the key commands of command+C (copy), Command+X (Cut), and Command+V (Paste), or simply right-click on the highlighted text to copy, then right click again where you want to paste. It is all built into the OS, all you need to do is make sure that the right-click is enabled, through the Keyboard/Mouse (Pre SL), Mouse(SL), or Trackpad(SL) preference pane.

  5. GoKyu macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2007
    New Orleans
    +1 for the keyboard shortcuts...really doesn't get much faster than that.

    I don't use many keyboard shortcuts (guess I like using the mouse), but copy/paste and quitting programs (command-Q) are vital.

    You aren't going all the way up to the Edit menu at the top of the screen, are you? Because you can at least highlight some text, right-click on it, and choose copy directly from there...
  6. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    There is no reason you can't use right-click on your Mac. If you have a single-button mouse or are using a trackpad on a portable, hold down the Control key when you click to get the same contextual menu.
  7. Jim Bonza thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2009
    Thanks for all of the replies.

    I eventually got this fixed.

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