How do you copy and paste with the Wireless Mighty Mouse?

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  1. fedgirl macrumors member

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    How do you copy and paste with the Wireless Mighty Mouse?
     
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    I just highlight the text then hit "Command + X" to cut and "Command + V" to paste on the keyboard. Command key = ":apple:" key.

    To copy just hit "Command + C". I don't know of any other way ...
     
  3. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Or set up the Mighty Mouse to have a secondary click and right click and select "Copy" and then right click again and select "Paste".

    To set up your secondary click, go to System Preferences.
     
  4. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, keyboard shortcuts or right-click. Works the same with any mouse/keyboard.
     
  5. fedgirl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks all, I am truly new to all this! I tried all the options and they both worked. I setup my wireless mouse and it works fine. I did not know about how to find the :apple: cmd key, thanks for the input!
     
  6. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Hey, congrats on the new Mac. :) What machine do you have? Haha yea, be prepared to use the Cmd key a lot, it's used in nearly every keyboard shortcut. ;)
     
  7. fedgirl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the education on the cmd keyboard shortcut, with the apple symbol, I know the cmd key on other keyboards but I was lost on the apple keyboard.

    I got a 17" 160 gb 7200 rpm, 2.4 ghz, HR Glossy lappy. Its got an amazing screen and a lot of screen real estate for which I am happy. I was skeptical of the 17" and wanted the 15" but, the 17" was worth every penny.
     
  8. wvtbred macrumors member

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    I am also new to Mac and just bought a new 24" iMac, love it but the a have many issues learning basic that were different in a Windows pc. So copy and pasting are done via Command key and not the Ctrl key? Also the new keyboards don't have the :apple: on the Command key, well at least mine doesn't and heard same from others.
     
  9. wvtbred macrumors member

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    Also where can I find a list of these shortcuts?
     
  10. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Here is a list of some short cuts http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75459

    copy and paste, and just about every other shortcut, are via cmd key.

    You are right the new keyboards don't have the apple symbol.
     
  11. wvtbred macrumors member

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    Thank you very much, while I really like my first Mac somethings have been very frustrating.

    Another question, how do I get the font/print in a .pdf to be bigger on the screen? MS gives me a size % option i.e. 100%, 150% etc. Apple doesn't do that and anything is .pdf is REALLY small text. It's so small it's crushing my eyes.
     
  12. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    In Preview.app there is the zoom command which is cmd and +.

    Or you can get to it from View Zoom In.
     
  13. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a

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    some feature I just found was the zoom feature. It is control the scroll with your mouse wheel in and out. Now that is cool lol So many small things you find out when your new to this. I feel like a kid in preschool lol
     

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