How to use cut, copy, and paste keyboard shortcuts in Windows

In Windows, you can use the cut, copy, and paste functions with keyboard shortcuts. These shortcuts are standard across many applications. Here are the commonly used keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Cut:
    • Select the text or file you want to cut.
    • Press Ctrl + X.
  2. Copy:
    • Select the text or file you want to copy.
    • Press Ctrl + C.
  3. Paste:
    • Place the cursor where you want to paste the text or file.
    • Press Ctrl + V.

These keyboard shortcuts work in a variety of applications, including text editors, word processors, file browsers, and more. They are particularly useful for moving or duplicating content quickly without using the right-click context menu or toolbar options.