Mobile Apple-technology is very popular, but you can’t say the same about stationary devices of the “Apple” brand. Still, here the hearts of users are devoted to Microsoft and a PC running Windows. However, today Mac and MacBook computers, manufactured by Apple, are more common on desktops than 5 or 10 years ago. Reputable companies do not spare money to equip their employees with the most advanced technology. So it’s not uncommon for the situation to turn out like this: Mac is used at work, and Windows is used at home. And everything would be fine, but different operating systems have a slightly different control system.

It’s hard for a person who always used a PC from Microsoft to immediately understand all the intricacies of another platform. Sometimes even a trivial task raises questions. In this article, we will deal with one of these banal tasks – I will tell you how to copy and paste text on a Mac.

Copy Command on Mac?

The combination of “Ctrl + C” or “Ctrl + V” we seem to be absorbing with mother’s milk, and therefore, it’s quite difficult for us to accept the idea that you can copy and paste text in other ways. However, in the case of the MacBook, these combinations do not really help us in the problem at hand.

Read more: How to Fix if Copy and Paste not Working on your Mac?

How to copy a text fragment on a macbook? Yes, it’s no more complicated than on a Windows PC, the main problem is to remember, because you need to use a different combination. Otherwise, everything is standard.

Copy Command on Mac

Open the file, the text from which we will transfer. Using the mouse cursor, indicate the beginning of the fragment that you want to transfer to another file, hold down the left mouse button and move the cursor to the end of the fragment. And now, when the desired area is selected, you have two ways – either click on the right mouse button and select the “Copy” option with the cursor in the drop-down menu, or use the key combination:

  • Command + C.

Of course, nobody makes you get used to it, you can always use the context menu, but working with hot keys is faster.

Paste on the Mac

Once you copy the image, you can paste it into the desired folder – and here to help you:

  •  Command + V.

Of course, you can always call the context menu and the “Paste” option, but this is extremely inconvenient.


However, if you simultaneously use a Windows PC and don’t want to get used to other combinations, you can always transfer the object using the context menu options, which can be called up with the right mouse button. But why such difficulties?

It’s the best time to ask questions and give us your feedback in comments.


Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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