Cut, Copy and Paste Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac Keyboard


Mac keyboard Cut Copy Paste using Command Key

When I first moved from a Windows to a Mac, the first keyboard shortcuts that I had to learn were Cut, Copy, and Paste 😊. I know you must be thinking it is so trivial! Well yes it is but you must know that we use Command Key ⌘ in combination with keys like X - to cut, C - to copy, and - V to paste on windows - this will not work on macOS, you will have to use the Command button instead - Look for this symbol on your Mac Keyboard -

How to do the "cut" operation with the keyboard on Mac?

Command (or Cmd) ⌘ and X

macOS Cut command plus x button

When both of these keys are pressed together the selected item or text will be copied to the Clipboard. If it's the text, the selected text will be removed from the document and cached in the clipboard.

How to do the "copy" operation with the keyboard on Mac?

Command (or Cmd) ⌘ and C

macOS Copy Keyboard Shortcut Command plus C Key

When both of these keys are pressed together the selected item or text will be copied to the Clipboard.

How to do the "Paste" operation with the keyboard on Mac?

Command (or Cmd) ⌘ and V

macOS Paste Keyboard Shortcut Command plus V Key

When both of these keys are pressed together the Clipboard item or text will be attached/appended to the current document. If you use these keys on a clipped file it will get pasted to any other location.

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