Copying and Pasting

 

From time to time, you may wish to copy and paste content to/from your own computer and the cloud desktop/app. You may do this using copy and paste menus as well as keyboard shortcuts (ex. Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V).

Please note that copy paste does NOT work across all applications and browsers or for images. This is an inherent limitation to browser clipboards. If you run into an issue, the best workaround is to upload or download the file containing the content you need.

NOTE: Microsoft products use a proprietary clipboard. Because of this, the following procedures will NOT work with Microsoft Office applications. You will need to use an intermediate application (such as Notepad on Windows OS or TextWrangler on Mac OS) to copy and paste text between your computer and the cloud PC.

Windows OS
 

To copy and paste text from your computer to the cloud PC:

  • Click and drag to select the text you want to copy.

    • The selected text is highlighted.

  • Press Ctrl+C to copy the selected text.

  • Move the cursor to the location at which you wish to paste the copied text.

  • Press and hold Ctrl+V to paste the text (hold the keys down for about a second).

To copy and paste text from the cloud PC to your computer:

  • Click and drag to select the text you want to copy.

    • The selected text is highlighted.

  • Press Ctrl+C to copy the selected text.

  • Move the cursor to the location at which you wish to paste the copied text.

  • Press Ctrl+V to paste the text.
     

Mac OS
 

To copy and paste text from your computer to the cloud PC:

  • Click and drag to select the text you want to copy.

    • The selected text is highlighted.

  • Press Cmd+C to copy the selected text.

  • Move the cursor to the location at which you wish to paste the copied text.

  • Press and hold Cmd+V to paste the text (hold the keys down for about a second).

To copy and paste text from the cloud PC to your computer:

  • Click and drag to select the text you want to copy.

    • The selected text is highlighted.

  • Press Ctrl+C to copy the selected text.

  • Move the cursor to the location at which you wish to paste the copied text.

  • Press Ctrl+V to paste the text.