MacBook :: Cannot Copy And Paste Using Keyboard Shortcuts?

Aug 31, 2008

My Macbook wont copy and paste anymore using the keyboard shortcuts or the menu options. When I go to copy something that is fine but when I paste it no matter how many characters I have pasted I get a one star character. For example if I copied this text. This is what I get below when I paste it. I don't think that i changed anything in my settings. My Macbook is only a little over a month old 2.4ghz 4 gigs ram OS 10.5.4.

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MacBook Air :: Cannot Use Copy Paste Shortcuts?

Jun 23, 2012

I'm new in Lion. Why I can't use the copy and paste short cut if I use it from and to different application, for example from safari to Mac Office Word, from Word to dictionary. However it work if I copied it using the Edit menu and then copy it at the other application by using the Edit menu again.

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MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Safari, MacOffice, dictionary

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Jan 29, 2009

Everthing's been fine since I first setup my Mac Mini over a year ago....2 or 3 days ago I noticed when I tried to do a cut/paste from a mail message to a field (using Cmd-C Cmd-V) in a web page, it didn't work. It's alsways worked before but I chalked it up to the web form not taking "pasted" input. But then I tried from a text document to an email...same story. I highlight text with the mouse, do Cmd-C and get a "bong" sound, then go to where I want to paste, do a Cmd-V and nothing gets pasted. I take it the "bong" means some sort of error or invalid input occured?

I restarted the Mini and it worked for a while (at least when I tried it right after logging in). Then yesterday I had to restart my Mini again and the shortcuts aren't working again. If I highlight text and then right-click the mouse and select copy, then move to where I want to paste and right-click and select paste it works fine....just the keyboard shortcuts don't work. I checked the sytem prefs, keyboard pane and saw nothing out of the ordinary.....any ideas out there?

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OS X :: How Do I Copy And Paste Using A PC Keyboard?

Aug 2, 2009

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Copy / Paste With Keyboard On IMac

May 28, 2012

With mac osx10.7 lion, how do I copy/paste easily? With the dell I pressed c and v, what replaces that for me now?

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Mar 18, 2012

I use to cut, copy or paste using my mouse or keyboard. Now all the functions disappeared.

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Apr 17, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Apr 28, 2012

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Jun 10, 2012

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Jun 14, 2012

i cant seem to be able to copy paste or drag anything on my macbook. I can copy its just when i paste it doesnt work as the 'paste' is grayed out but also keyboard commands dont work either. My drag and drop doesnt work either from itunes files to desktop documents..I havent downloaded anything, and i've restarted my mac to check if that works and it doesnt, i have also repaired permissions but that doesnt work either

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Copy And Paste Files Between The Two Partitions?

Jun 5, 2010

I am loving my new MBP to death but still grinding my teeth about some of the transitions to the Mac world... Two questions - I can click on my Bootcamp partition and see the files - why can't I copy and paste files between the two partitions? How do people do this? I am running OS X and Windows 7 in either partition - both 64 bit.

Ok - simple file management here that is driving me crazy... Copying a big directory as an over-write to another directory - and it gives me the "do you want to replace this directory" message... I click no - and am amazed to discover that anything new in that directory is NOT copied over. Is there any way - other than just replacing EVERYTHING - to copy a directory over when you just want to add every new file no matter what directory it is in ??? This would be a non-issue in Win 7

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MacBook Pro :: Cannot Drag And Drop / Copy Or Paste Any Files

Feb 2, 2012

I got a Mac Book Pro Intel Core 2 10.5.8 from this morning I cannot drag and drop any files, I cannot copy or paste anything, anywhere. I've tried to fix permission, and disk but everything was worthless?

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Apr 27, 2012

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Jun 27, 2012

where is the problem- my copy and paste doesnt work anymore. Neither shortcut cmd+c/cmd+v, nor any other way. I used it often and there was no problem before.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Copy Text And Computer Makes Sound On Paste

Jul 13, 2010

I don't know what I have done but recently after copying text, The computer makes a sound everytime I paste? Like an error sound. Before I would copy and paste without any sound now everytime I paste a sound follows.

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May 14, 2012

when copy paste an image onto a word document, only get a link?

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Jun 3, 2012

when i try to copy or paste text online by buttons its not works,

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Jun 25, 2012

Suddenly I cannot copy an image on the web and paste it on an email, I am using chrome.  The image can  be saved and then dragged, but not copied and dragged, not copied and pasted.  I have cleared my cache, and rebooted.what should I do? this feature is essential.

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Dec 19, 2010

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Apr 1, 2012

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Sep 29, 2010

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Feb 3, 2008

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Mar 12, 2012

I recently ran an update for my Macbook Pro. After the update, the volume keyboard shortcut does not work.I have the setting for the function keys to work like normal function keys so I have to press the fn key to change the volume. This does not work and changing the setting does not work. I cannot add a shortcut either. Whenever I push the shortcut, I get a grayed out screen with a symbol showing that I cannot change the volume. I can still make changes by clicking on the volume symbol at the top of my screen but I really need the shortcut back.

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Apr 9, 2012

I have an ANSI (HP-RK713A) keyboard connected to my Mac. (I like the layout, the keys are big and I make fewer typing mistakes with it.) It  has an "Fn" key, but it not mapped like the Mac "Fn"key. To PASTE in my VNC viewer window (to a xterm)  (JollysFastVNC) I use the MAC "Fn"+Click to do the paste. That doesn't work on with the ANSI keyboard and I cannot find any combination of the 4 modifier keys (or pairs of them) which will accomplish a PASTE. I also tried all the funct keys and Ctrl, Shift, Alt versions as well. Does anyone know how to get this ANSI keyboard to do a "paste"  like a Fn+Click on a MAC keyboard? 

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Nov 7, 2010

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Jul 24, 2008

Greetings -- I'm having trouble copying-and-pasting an image from a PDF. When I use Preview or Skim, I can select a region of a PDF and click "copy" and then paste that image into another program -- HOWEVER, the resolution of the pasted image seems to be fixed and not very good.

In Windows using Acrobat Reader, I would just zoom in and copy a region to get a higher-resolution copied image. However, no matter how I zoom in OS X I don't get higher-res copies.

I found a limited alternative, which is to use Previews 'grab' to select a region of the screen and copy as a tiff. This is essentially a 'print-screen' so that the resolution is as good as the current view. HOWEVER, this is rather limited and annoying because one needs to have the entire image able to fit on screen and because one has grab, then open the resulting file on the desktop, and THEN copy and paste from that new file.

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Feb 21, 2009

I have had my 15" macbook pro for about 6 months now. Amazing labtop...

Now i have learned almost all of the keyboard shortcuts and use them very frequently. The main ones I use are obviously + C followed by + V . However, recently my + C refuses to work! To copy something I have to manually go into the edit menu and select copy. Yet, all of my other keyboard shortcuts, including + V continue to work!

I don't understand. How do I fix this? Keep in mind, this has been going on for about a week so the computer has been turned on and off many times.

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Apr 20, 2009

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I'm sure it's a very simple process, but I just can't get it.

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Aug 14, 2009

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One that is driving me nuts is that I am unable to cut anything in almost all applications and folders. I know the shortcut is what-that-keys-name (ctrl in windows) + X, but it doesn't work, since it is always "greyed" out/inactive.

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Aug 29, 2009

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Sep 1, 2009

My question is about the copy and paste functionality of the Mac while using Safari. For some work I do, I need to copy and paste website content to word documents (for example, in PC, I would select all, copy, and paste into Word). I can do the same thing with Safari and Pages, yet when I am on a site with drop-down menus and have selected the item from the menu and try 'select all, copy and paste' with Safari & Pages, it copies ALL drop down menu options. I only want it to copy the one I've selected. Also, this site allows me to enter free-form text in text boxes, but the select all/copy/paste doesnt pick up the text I've entered either.

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Sep 15, 2009

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Jan 25, 2010

Just a real stupid question. Is there a generic way to copy and paste between applications without copying the formatting? If I copy from a website in safari to Excel (for example). The cells in Excel will be formatted exactly the same as on the website including different fonts, and sizes. But often I just want the text, not the formatting. Is there an easy way to do this?

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Feb 23, 2010

Anyone here remembers when CopyPaste was a really simple but efficient app?

Simply press Cmd, C and any number from 1 to 9 to get additional clipboards.

Today's version of CopyPaste is a bloated piece of useless additions to the basic idea.

Is there a simple app that give us additional clipboards straight from the keyboard?

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