Hi guys, hope you all are well. If you are trying to find a little command by right click on your mouse then this method will decrease your productivity. In this article, we will discuss shortcut keys for cut, copy, and paste.

If you are not using shortcut keys in your general work then you are missing out on some extra features on your keyboard. Most popular operating systems like Windows, Linux, and Mac support keyboard shortcuts.

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Keyboard shortcut helps to provide better user experience and speed up your workflow. Using shortcut keys in our regular work we can easily save our time and get adapted to our computer. We need just press one more or three keys at the same time and that will help us to save lots of time.




Shortcut keys for cut, copy, and paste

Control (ctrl) is the master key in Windows and Linux operating systems. There is the 1000+ key combination with the control (ctrl) key. Even Mac os also has its unique key combination to increase productivity.

Follow those steps to operate those simple command shortcut keys for cut copy and paste that is combined with Control (ctrl) and other keys in your keyboard.

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Windows and Linux have similar key shortcut keys for cut copy and paste. If you are using a Mac pc there is a little bit of difference. In this article, I will show you the Mac key combination also.




Shortcut keys for Cut

This command has its superpower. If you want to copy a paragraph and then delete it. At first, you have to copy it and then delete it using backspace or delete key. but the problem is there you have to work more than a recommendation. The solution is Shortcut keys for cut command.

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Windows and Linux:

Cut command lets you do those two jobs at once, in Windows and Linux pc just select those words or characters you want to cut then just simply press Control (ctrl) and X at once. it will copy the selected paragraph and delete it automatically.

Shortcut keys for cut Windows and linux

Shortcut keys for cut Windows and Linux

Mac OS:

Mac os also has shortcut keys for cut smaller with windows and Linux. but technically a little bit different. before we use ctrl+X in Windows and Linux pc now we have to use Command+X  for cut commands on the Mac desktop.

Shortcut keys for cut in mac

Shortcut keys for Cut on Mac

Note: Windows does not keep history in the clipboard for recent items. Once you cut a piece of text and then cut a second pieces, the firs text will often be lost.




Shortcut keys for Copy

This copy command will help you to duplicate a piece of content. If you want to use a single sentence or paragraph two times in your article or content you can use this content.

Once you select some text and apply the Copy command, this will keep your selected text and copy the content in the clipboard.

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Windows and Linux:

For copy commands in Windows and Linux, press (ctrl+C) from your keyboard. Alternatively, you can use ctrl+insert (you will find the insert key in the numeric keypad).

Shortcut keys for copy

Shortcut keys for copy in Windows and Linux




Mac OS:

As before we have to use command+C keys for the copy command. Select a piece of content and press command+C from your keyboard it will copy those content in your clipboard.

Shortcut keys for copy in mac

Shortcut keys for the copy on Mac

Shortcut keys for Paste

Before we learn how to copy and cut a piece of the document using a shortcut command. Now we have to paste those content using the paste command.

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Windows and Linux:

After copy or cutting content, Now we can paste those contents using the paste command ctrl+V from your keyboard. Alternatively, you can use shift+Insrt. Just click on the place or move the cursor where you want to paste and press ctrl+V at the same time.

Shortcut keys for paste

Shortcut keys for paste on Windows and Linux




Mac OS:

For doing paste operation in Mac pc, Just like before we have to use the command key instead of ctrl key. Just click on the place or move the cursor where you want to paste and press command+V at the same time.

Shortcut keys for paste in mac

Shortcut keys for paste on Mac

Bonus! Shortcut keys for undo

Sometimes we made unnecessary operations in our document or delete necessary content. but those files and content are not deleted instantly from our system. We can easily get back the contents using the undo command.

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Windows and Linux:

Get back data or undo any operation in your Windows and Linux computer press ctrl+Z from your keyboard. this command will get back your last deleted content or last move.

Shortcut keys for undo on windows and linux

Shortcut keys for undo on windows and Linux




Mac OS:

However, Mac os has its clipboard history for the recent item but it takes more time than the undo command. for undoing any operation press command+Z from your keyboard.

Shortcut keys for undo in mac

Shortcut keys for undo on Mac

Note: This undo command will make change your last movement. If you are typing a content, it will remove the latest piece of content that type you without pausing.

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Last Word

This is the complete guide on shortcut keys for cut, copy, and paste. Most Windows, Linux, and Mac Applications follow this command. But sometimes it can not work in the rear or some special Application. For instance, if you are in the Linux terminal, you have to use Shift+ctrl+V for paste.

If you want to know any other command for your Windows, Linux, or Mac pc. Let us know in the comment section. Spread the knowledge with your friends…

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