If you are dealing with digital content on a daily basis, there are a couple of basic keyboard shortcuts that can be useful to increase efficiency. Quick Paste is one of the most important combinations in the copying process. You can use a keyboard shortcut to paste in literally every operating system and program. Go to Step 1 to learn how to do this.
Step 1. Copy something to the clipboard
In order to paste something, you first need to copy something. You can copy almost any digital information, from texts and images to files and folders. By the way, keyboard shortcuts also provide copy function: Ctrl + C in OS Windows and Linux or ⌘ Command + C in Mac OS X.
Copying keeps the content in its original location and creates a copy for pasting.
You can also use the cut function, which erases content in the original location, so that you can then paste it in another. To cut something, you need to press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + X in the OS Windows and Linux or ⌘ Command + X in Mac OS X.
Step 2. Choose a place to paste
When pasting using the keyboard, the content will be pasted at the selected location. When pasting text, make sure the cursor is in the correct place. If you are pasting files, open and highlight the required window.
Step 3. Insert content
When the cursor is in the right place, press the following keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + V or ⇧ Shift + Insert in the OS Windows and Linux or ⌘ Command + V in Mac OS X.
The pasted content will appear at the cursor location, and if you copy files, at the end of the open folder.