If you have been a Windows or Mac user for a long time and just purchased your first Chromebook, then things will take a bit of time adjusting. The Chrome OS is fairly fast and powerful but is different from Windows.
However, one of the things that still does not change by much is copying and pasting. In this guide, we will be looking at the various ways by which we can copy and paste on Chromebook.
Copying Text and Files on Chromebook
This is very simple and similar to how it is in Windows. Just highlight the text or folder that you want to move. Then hit Ctrl+C to copy the file. Also, you can just highlight the file or text and right-click on it, and choose the copy command as well.
Pasting Text and Files on Chromebook
Head to the folder where you want to paste the copied files or text. Now press Ctrl+V and it is done. If you are not someone who uses shortcut keys, then right-click and hit the paste option.
Pasting Text without Formatting
If you don’t want the text to come with the inherent formatting, then there is another way. Press Ctrl+Shift+V and the text will be copied without any formatting. Alternatively, you can just right-click and choose the Paste as plain text option.
Cutting Text, Images, and Files
Select the required image and files and hit the Ctrl+X keys together. Or else, you can right-click on an item and choose the Cut option.
Copying and Pasting Pictures
The procedure for copying and pasting images is exactly the same as that of text. Use the Ctrl+C keys to copy a picture and paste it into the desired folder using the Ctrl+V key. Alternatively, just right-click and choose copy and then hit the paste option.
Pasting Screenshots in a Media Field
This is a very handy feature in Chromebook. After taking the screenshot, the image is copied in the clipboard and the screenshot can be placed anywhere you like. All you need to do is to hold the Ctrl+V keys together.
Copying and Pasting Commands on the Linux Terminal
If you are someone who uses the Linux terminal, then the following commands will benefit you a lot. To copy a Linux command, press Ctrl+C and to paste it, use Ctrl+V. However, the better method would be to select the command using the touchpad and it will be copied automatically. Also, by right-clicking the terminal, it will be copied to the Terminal.
We hope you enjoyed this article about copying and pasting on your Chromebook. On the whole, it is very similar to Windows and you would not run into many difficulties. For any queries regarding the content, do write to us.