To copy your selection to the clipboard the keyboard shortcut is:

  • Ctrl+C (PC)
  • ⌘+C (Mac)

When you select text or files on a computer the most basic thing you can do is make a copy to use somewhere else. The copy command does exactly that. It makes a copy of the information and places it in a special location of your computer’s memory designated as the “clipboard”. The information will stay there until you replace it with something else that you’ve copied, or you turn off the computer.