How do I copy&paste using a PC keyboard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Alleyberet, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Alleyberet macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2009
    My mom bought this mac G4 from a guy and he didn't include a keyboard, so i've been using one of the keyboards we use for our PCs. On a PC simply holding down ctrl + C will copy and holding ctrl + V will paste. I can't do that with a mac. Is there anyway to copy and paste on this mac? I don't know if it's important or not but this mac is considered "vintage" as the guy at the mac store called it, meaning they cant get parts for it and we have to get a Tiger disk to upgrade it any. Anyway, can anyone possibly help if there is a way to do it???
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Has the PC keyboard a Windows key (the one with the Windows Logo, between Alt and CTRL)?

    If so, try that + C/V.

    I don't know if you have experience with Mac OS X, but a lot of Ctrl + something commands are the same in Mac OS X, just that the CTRL is replaced with the CMD/Apple key.

    Have a look here:
  3. Alleyberet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2009
    Problem Solved

    This is my first mac so I have 0 experiance with them. And thank you soooo much. That worked. Thanks again:D

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