1. First developed by Larry Tesler, copy and paste or copy is the act of duplicating text, data, files, or disks, producing two or more of the same file or segments of data. Copying a file to an alternate location, such as a USB jump drive, is a common procedure for backing up or sharing a file.
What is the keyboard shortcut for copy?
- PC desktop and laptop = Ctrl + C
- Apple desktop and laptop = Cmd + C
- Google Chromebook = Ctrl + C
Tip: On many devices you can also right-click on the highlighted text and select Copy from the right-click menu.
When something is copied where does it go?
How is copying different than moving?
When you copy something you leave what you are copying in the same place and make a copy of it in another place. However, when you move something, you are taking it from one place to another place. In other words, copying creates a duplicate and moving does not.
- How to copy and paste.
- How do I copy files?
- How to copy a directory or folder.
- How do I copy a web page link?
- How to copy information from one computer to another.
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- How to copy text and images from a web page.
- Use the Microsoft Word Format Painter to copy formatting.
- See the copy command page for information about the MS-DOS and Windows command line command.
- See the Linux and Unix cp command page for further information about this command.