Is there a copy paste shortcut

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snook911, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Is there a copy paste short cut other then highlighting going to edit hit copy the going back to edit to hit paste.
  2. stickybuns macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
    "COMMAND" key + C = copy
    "COMMAND" key + V = paste
  3. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada

    Command +C = Copy

    Command +V = Paste

    Command +X = Cut

    Command +Z = Undo

    ** Hope that is what you are looking for.. :apple:
  4. snook911 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Thanks, just got the macbook and I am use to the whole right click thing to copy and paste. Is there some gesture that works similar to a right click on a mouse.
  5. kjlake macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    By default if you click with two fingers it is a right click
  6. afinch1992 macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2012
    Dallas, Tx
    basically just think of command instead of control from now on and youll be good. also, if you really want to take advantage of osx, try using spaces to divide your work into separate desktops and then switch between them using multitouch gestures
  7. stickybuns macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
    If you go into Settings (icon looks like a bunch of gears), you can specify how you'd like to access the "right click" menu. For instance, I access it on mine by tapping two fingers but others will have a particular corner of the trackpad set for this purpose.
  8. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Cimmerian End
    I personally use the bottom left hand corner of the trackpad for a left click and the bottom right hand corner as a right click.
  9. zipur macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas
    a very good resource for keyboard and virtually all the features is right at your finger tips. click on the
    Apple icon (top left)>About this Mac>More Info>Support Info>OS X Support(Grey bar top right)>Help Center>Learn Essentials
    This will walk you through all the keyboard shortcut and features of your MBP. Helped me do this screen shot. There may be an easier way i'm just too new.
    Screen Shot 2012-09-21 at 2.57.32 AM.png
  10. rrm998 macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2012
    Houston, TX USA
    I'd never go back to "right click." I've found the two finger tap to be perfect. I miss it anytime I'm on a Windows machine now.

    I also love the three finger drag instead of click and drag.

    In fact, with single tap turned on, I almost never physically "click" the trackpad.
  11. snook911 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Thanks for all the tips. They have been very helpful. I have had a mac before just not a laptop with a touchpad so I am still learning the multitouch gestures. Thanks again everyone!!
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008

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