1. Using the Menu Bar

  • Locate the item you want to copy.
  • Select the item or text that you want to copy. If your item is in the form of a text, left-click on your mouse and drag the cursor over the items to highlight it. Alternatively, you can use ⌘ Command+C after highlighting the text. But, if it’s in file format, click on it once to select it. If you’d wish to select multiple files and copy them at once, press and hold on ⌘ Command and click on individual files that you want to copy.
  • Click on the “Edit” option at the top left, inside the menu bar, and a dropdown menu will appear.
  • Locate and click on “Copy” in the “Edit” dropdown menu.
  • When copying a sing file, the file name will appear next to the “Copy” option. But, that won’t apply to the copied text.
  • Navigate to the final destination to paste your text or file. For text, you should get to a text field where you want it pasted but, you should click on the text field before trying to paste t. However, if you copied a file, you can paste it into many of the folders.
  • Locate and click on “Edit” in the menu bar, and a dropdown menu will appear. After that, click on “Paste Item” in the dropdown menu. If you copied multiple files, click on “Paste Items.” However, if you copied a single file, click on paste and then click on the file name in the dropdown menu.
  1. Using the Track Pad

Consider using keyboard shortcuts. You should:

  • Hold on the “Control” button on the keyboard while clicking an item to prompt a dropdown menu with “Copy” and “Paste” options.
  • Selecting an item or a text and pressing on ⌘ Command+C   on the keyboard will copy your text or item.
  • And if you want to paste, you selected item or text, press on ⌘ Command+V . To paste a text into the text field, first click on the text field, pressing the keys above.
  • Open the Apple app menu by clicking on the Apple app menu logo in the upper-left corner of the screen, and a dropdown menu will appear.
  • Click on the “System preferences” in the dropdown menu to open the ”System preference” window
  • Click on the “Trackpad” option at the top of “System Preference,” and a pop-up window will appear. 
  • In the upper side of the system preference window, click on the “Point& click” option.
  • After that, check the “Secondary click” box located below the “Loo up & data detectors” but above the “Tap to click” option. When you check on the “Secondary click” you’ll enable a two-finger click on Trackpad. If you find this feature already checked, move on to the next step
  • Navigate to the folder containing the file or text that you want to copy and then select the text or item before you copy them. In case you want to copy multiple files, press and hold on ⌘ Command and select the items by click on each file, you’d want to be copied.
  • Position the mouse cursor over the selected file and press on the Trackpad with your two-finger for a dropdown menu to open. In the case of multiple files selected, you should two-finger click once on only one file.
  • Click on the “Copy” option in the dropdown menu to copy your selected items to the clipboard.
  • Select your file’s final destination. With that said, you can paste texts into any text field or document while you can paste the copied files into any preferred folder.
  • Two-finger click a plank page or a text field for a dropdown menu to appear and then click on the “Paste” option in the drop-down menu. Immediately after the click, you should see your copied files or text appear on the space selected.

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