Understanding the basics about your apple keyboard
Now I don’t know about you, but I was not Mac savy at all. When working with Adobe Dreamweaver on the Mac its hard to immediately know how to copy, paste, cut and undo when typing in your code. You definitely wouldn’t want to type the same code over and over again.
For those who need extreme mac help you’ve come to the right place.
The first thing you want to do is highlight your text. This would be done by clicking and holding the mouse of the desired word followed by dragging the mouse to the left or right, until the entire text is highlighted.
So let’s say I would like to copy this html code
<h1 Welcome to my page! </h1>
So After highlighting I would press the command key and while still holding the key press the letter C. So essentially you are pressing Command + C .
<h1 Welcome to my page! </h1> <—-This text is now highlighted, now press command + C to copy!
Now let’s get ready to paste!
Pasting involves a similar process of copy. The only difference is that you would click the space you would like to put your text or object and press Command + V.
Now if you would like to delete something and duplicate it somewhere else, you can use the cut tool! Just like copying you would highlight the text but this time you press Command+X . Seeing a pattern here?
<h1 Welcome to my page! </h1> <—-This text is now highlighted, now press command + X to cut!
Lastly but certainly not least it’s always good to know how to undo something because everyone makes mistakes. In order to undo something highlighting is unnecessary. You simply just press Command + Z . Now pressing undo takes away any action that you just did. That could vary from a word you just typed to undo a paste you made.
Okay so now just remember the formulas
Command + C = Copy
Command + V= Paste
Command + X = Cut
Command + Z = Undo
And if this is too hard to remember , you could always press the Command key and click on the mouse. However those only give options for copying,pasting and cutting.
Hope this helped!
~ by catchmeonfifth on October 30, 2011.
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