We all are familiar with copy and paste features on every platform.

Copy and paste is a straight-forward way to save texts and images offline from the webThe fundamental of copy and paste is it uses buffer memory in the system, while elements are copied they are holding and stored in a buffer and released while pasting.

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To liberate time, contents are copied from one section and stuck in another part if the repeated task is to be performed. One using Mac computer might be confused using copy and paste in Windows Operating System. In this article, we are discussing every possible platform to deliver copy and paste.

Methods to copy and paste on Windows Computer

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Windows is the most used go-to operating system nowadays. Copy and paste is an integral feature among all others in Windows. It might not be a problem for the Windows users, but the Mac and Linux users may find some difficulties while using the function. Follow the leads to learn the comprehensive process.

Copy and paste Files and Contents in Windows PC

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To copy and paste files from one folder to another folder or folder from one directory to another, first of all, select the file or folder. Now click right on the mouse, which brings menus, select copy.  After copying the file, go to destination directory or folder and then right-click the mouse again, on the given list, click on Paste to successfully copy them. Also, there is a short-cut key method to act, CTRL + C denotes copy, and CRTL + V means paste in Windows. You can also use the capture and release technique to copy and paste files and folders successfully.

Copy and paste Texts and Images in Windows PC

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Open the documents or PDF format file where you have your texts and images to be copied. Select the text using a mouse, right-click on the starting point of the word and drag mouse till the end of required characters. Use the keyboard to copy, hit CTRL + C to copy, and in the destination document file CTRL + V. To copy the image file, use general methods described above.

Copy and paste in Windows Command Prompt

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Some of us are familiar with Command Prompt; it is the Command-line interface of Windows. The general method of copy and paste won’t work in Command Prompt as it requires specific settings and changes in the environment. Open Command Prompt, it also goes by name CMD. On the title bar, right-click the mouse and click on “Properties.” On the action tab of the properties, check tick mark on the “Legacy control” and “Enable Ctrl key shortcuts.” After the changes, you can use critical functions, CTRL + C and CTRL + V to copy and paste in the Windows Command Prompt.

Ways to copy and paste on Mac OS

Using essential functions and the Mac interface might be confusing to most Windows users. Copy and paste is a quick and straightforward method to use.

Copy and Paste Files, Folders, Texts on Mac

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Select a file or folder which needs to be copied, use Command + C key on the keyboard to copy. The copied elements are stored in a buffer and in the destination Command + V to paste. The procedure is similar to Windows OS; instead, it uses Command rather than the Ctrl key. Also, you can use the mouse to copy and paste anything on Mac. Select texts as it highlights in blue then click right while you choose “Copy” in the context menu. On the required path, right-click on the mouse, then select “Paste.”

Copy and paste in Mac Terminal

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Copy and paste function in the Mac terminal is similar to the general procedure with texts, file, and folders. Terminal uses Command + C for copy and Command + V for paste. Also, you can use, select, and right-click on the character then click Copy from the menu. To paste, right-click on the line and select Paste from the list. To copy contents without a background color, use Ctrl +Shift + Command + C and Command + V to copy and paste.

Methods to copy and paste on Linux Operating system

Linux is yet another popular Operating system, and you might be wondering how to copy and paste on Linux OS. Read the following to find out.

Copy and paste Files, Folders, and Texts

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Linux uses a similar method of Windows to copy and paste the contents. Select the required thing from the source, CTRL + C to copy and CTRL + V to affix them to destination. Also, you can use a traditional context menu way from the mouse to act.

Copy and paste in Linux Terminal

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Linux terminal is a powerful command-line interface built so far. To copy things in Linux terminal press, Ctrl+ Shift + C, and while pasting them, use Ctrl + Shift + V key. Also, you can use a traditional context menu way from the mouse to act. Cover click right and select the “Copy” option and select “paste” from the context menu to paste.

The process to copy and paste on Android Phones

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All Android phones use the same method to copy and paste anything from source to destination. Copy and paste save a lot of time instead of writing things all out again. On the webpage, hold a finger at the exact position for a couple of seconds; the text then gets highlighted. The highlighted passages are then allowed to copy, tap on “Copy” from the context menu on the screen.  On the required document, press and hold the position, then tap on the “Paste” menu. To copy files and folders, select the file while holding it for a second; an icon on the file explorer will be generated that allows copying the item. On the required directory, click on the “Paste” icon to successfully replicate the article.

Two Ways to copy and paste on iOS Device

General Method to Copy and Paste on iOS Device

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iOS devices like; iPhone, iPad, And iPod follow a similar method to copy and paste. Tap and hold an element for a couple of seconds, tap on “Select All” from the menu. After selecting, tap on “Copy” to load things to buffer. On the required area, tap and hold then select “Paste.”

Using Gesture to Copy and Paste on iOS Device

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iOS 13 and above also uses gesture control to copy, paste, edit, undo, and redo the task. Select what you are about to copy then place three fingers on the screen, “Pinch In,” to copy the elements while “Pinch Out” to paste the items.

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