How to Copy and Paste on Chromebook

It's as easy as Ctrl + C.
Ash Ash (362)
1 minute

Copying and pasting on a Chromebook is simple and straightforward. You can use your keyboard, a mouse, the touchpad, or a combination of them all!

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You can both copy and paste using the keyboard on your Chromebook.

  1. Highlight the text you need to copy.
  2. Hold down Ctrl and press C to copy the text.
  3. Hold Ctrl again and press V to paste the text. If you would like to paste it without links and formatting, press Ctrl + Shift + V.

You can also copy and paste text using the "right-click" menu.

  1. Highlight the text you want to copy.
  2. If you're using a mouse, right-click on the text. Touchpad users can tap the touchpad with two fingers or hold the Alt key when clicking to open the menu. Click Copy.
  3. To paste the text, open the "right-click" menu again and choose Paste.

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