How To Copy And Paste On A Mac
There is a number of ways of performing the copy and paste operations on a Mac. This video will introduce you to some of those, while also giving a brief overview of the history of those concepts.
In this video, I am going to show you how to copy and paste on a Mac. Now, copying and pasting comes from a term used when editing manuscripts several hundreds of years ago before computers, when it was performed using a pair of scissors and a bit of glue. Fast forward a few hundred years, and these days, we use it to talk about editing word documents, or e-mails, or moving around files on a computer.
Now, on most operating systems, there are two or three different ways of doing that, and there are some standard keyboard shortcuts and standard mouse clicks that can help us do that. So, what I am going to show you is how to do this on a Mac. Now, don't tell your PC friends this, but the common shortcuts that we use for copying and pasting actually started on Apples, when they invented them for their first set of computers.
When Microsoft came along, starting off developing their Windows operating system, they dumped the previous IBM standards that they were using and decided to copy the Apple ones instead. So, with that in mind, it's actually very similar on a Mac to how it is on a PC. On a PC.
we do Control-C for "copy" and Control-V for "paste", whereas on a Mac we use these Command-C and Command-V. Now, the command key is either side, there are two of them, either side of the spacebar, and either have "cmd" on it or, also, this funny propeller-looking symbol. And that's really about all there is to it.
There are a couple of other ways, let me just show you those. You can highlight the text and then go to the "edit" menu, and this is the same on most applications, be it the word processor or an e-mail client, and then select "copy", move around here and then select "paste". There we go, it's as simple as that.
So, that's how to copy and paste on a Mac. There is a number of ways of performing the copy and paste operations on a Mac. This video will introduce you to some of those, while also giving a brief overview of the history of those concepts.