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How to copy and paste


This wikiHow teaches you how to copy text, images, and files from one place and paste them into a different location on a Windows or Mac computer, as well as on an iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device. Select what you want to copy: To select text, click and drag the cursor until the text you want to copy is highlighted, then release the click. Select the file on your computer that you want to copy and paste, or you can select multiple files by holding down Ctrl to select a multiple files.

In most Windows applications, you can select the picture you want to copy by How to copy and paste on it once. Right-click on the mouse or trackpad. If using a trackpad, depending on your computer's settings you can perform a right-click by either using two fingers to click the trackpad or by tapping the far-right side of the trackpad with a single finger.

The selected text, images or files will be copied to the Clipboard a type of temporary storage on your computer. In many applications, you can also click Edit in the menu bar, then click Copy.

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