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How to Copy and Paste on Chromebook

We have a tendency to use copy and paste shortcut functions while we are on Windows OS. And we are used to it because it makes our work much easier and we don’t have to type the word again and again and simply copy paste it.

Whenever you create documents or work on any files which needs repetitively same words, you can avoid typing that by using a simple copy paste function. In this post I will show you how to copy and paste on Chromebook.

If you are new to Chromebook, then you should also learn how to do capslock in Chromebook.

How to Copy and Paste on Chromebook

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How to Copy and Paste Texts on Chromebook

It becomes difficult to type each and every word again and again whenever a document requires same word throughout several pages. 

Thanks to the copy and paste function in Chromebook which makes it easy for us to achieve this. Let’s learn how to do that as follows:-

1. Using Keyboard Shortcut Keys:

Select the contents to copy: First you have to select the texts which you want to copy using your Touchpad as shown below:-


Press Ctrl + C keys to copy: When you are done selecting the contents which you need to copy press Ctrl + C keys of your Chromebook. This will copy the contents. This is keyboard shortcut to Copy.


Press Ctrl + V keys to paste: Once you are done copying texts you need to navigate to the place in the document where you want to paste it. To paste you have to simply press Ctrl + V keys of your Chromebook. This will paste the contents which you have copied in the step given above. This is a keyboard shortcut to Paste.


So this was the keyboard shortcut method to copy and paste on Chromebook.

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2. Using Context Menu with Trackpad or External Mouse:

Select the contents you wish to copy: You can copy and paste in Chromebook using context menu. You have to simply highlight the contents which you wish to copy.

Right click using Trackpad or External Mouse: Once the text is selected which you want to copy you have to simply right click on it using an external USB mouse or using your Trackpad. Hold the Alt key and then click on trackpad to right click.

A context menu will appear with an option to copy. Simply click on Copy. Now the contents are copied. Follow the instructions to paste below:-

Select your desired location where you wish to Paste: Right click on your desired location where you wish to paste using Trackpad or External mouse. You will see a context menu with paste option as shown below. Simply click on Paste and you will get all the copied contents pasted on your desired location.


So through Context menu also you can copy and paste on Chromebook.

3. Copy and Paste Using Chrome Browser:

Highlight the text which you want to copy in your Chrome browser using your touchpad and click the the three dot icon as shown below in the upper left corner of the screen.

Copy Paste on Chromebook

A menu will appear with Cut, Copy and Paste option next to Edit. Once you have selected the text which you want to copy, click the three dot icon and select Copy next to Edit marked in red color.

Now you have copied the texts, select your desired location within the Chrome browser itself where you wish to paste the contents and then again repeat the step mentioned above. But this time instead of selecting Copy you have to select Paste.

Once you are done with this you have successfully copy pasted contents inside Chrome browser.

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Final Note:

Thank you for reading so far. Hope I have helped you. These were the three methods by which you can easily copy and paste contents on Chromebook. Do let me know through comments how this post has helped you. 

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