How do you cut and paste between mail and Safari??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Roadking, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Roadking macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2008
    I did a search on this forum and on google and I can't find out how to cut and paste something from mail and then place it in a form on Safari. I see all of the complaints about the iphone but nothing on osx.

    I can copy with no problem but when I go to right click where I want to paste the information, the paste option is grayed out.

    This is very frustrating.

    This is useful for copy and pasting tracking information and or searching for addresses.

    I have tried using the menu bar as well as right clicking and I just can't get this to work.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  2. Roadking thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2008
    I found that if I right click and search in google and then copy the information while in Safari OSX will then allow me to cut and paste.

    But that takes an extra step. I hate to say it but it is not as easy as a windows cut and paste.

    Any other ideas?
  3. LTX macrumors regular


    Dec 25, 2008
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Does it work if you highlight whatever you want to copy, press Command-C, click inside the form text box, and press Command-V?
  4. MacbookAlum1536 macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2008
    You could copy the normal way but paste using command v and i think you have to double click the form
  5. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    This should work just fine. Some text boxes won't let you paste in, like if it's a password box sometimes.

    apple+C, apple+V
  6. Nero Wolfe macrumors regular

    Nero Wolfe

    Oct 28, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    You can also try highlighting the bits you want to copy, pressing and hold the left mouse button for a second, then dragging the whole thing wherever you want to put it. (It's a cool effect too, words just floating across the desktop.)

    Sometimes that works for me when nothing else will.
  7. Roadking thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2008
  8. Roadking thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2008
    Yes, both options work just fine.

    Thank you all!

    I just wonder why the paste option is grayed out?

    It would be so much easier to just right click on both to get the job done.

    But at least it is possible.

    Thank you all once again.
  9. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    I would argue that it's not easier. Keyboard shortcuts are great.

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