How to Copy & Paste Fast

By Brendan O'Brien

Copying and pasting are essential functions when you are operating your computer. You can use these functions to copy text and photos from an email, website or document and paste them in another application or file. Although many Windows applications offer a copy and paste function within their options, there is a quicker way to accomplish the same task.

Step 1

Put your cursor to the right of the content and press and hold down the left-click button.

Step 2

Move the cursor over the content so it is highlighted. Press and hold down your "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and then press your "C" key. This copies the content.

Step 3

Put your cursor to the left of where you want the content you just copied. Press and hold down your "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and then press your "V" key. This pastes the content in that spot.