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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Numbers

Copy and Paste, I am using windows and I can not paste using my mouse

I am unable to paste into the console on what I copied. I am using Windows 7 and did Copy with my mouse.

14 Answers

I struggled with the same problem. I am using Windows 10 and Chrome browser.

How I managed to paste:

  1. Highlight the word to copy
  2. Right click > Copy
  3. Right click on the TITLE BAR of the window, from there you should see the PASTE option.

Just make sure your text cursor is already where you want to paste it.

Hope this helps!

George Eddie
George Eddie
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Heya Anne,

Thanks for posting a resolution for this, your method is working for me as well. it was driving me spare trying to work out how to paste for the numbers section of intro to python. It works in the project but not the shell.

(I was also using win10 and chrome, but tried firefox as well) Is there a way to submit this as a bug report? wasted a good 20mins trying to find an answer....

Control+V does not work, it gives ^V which is not what I copied.

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Are you trying to paste into your console? Because neither the mouse nor the CTRL + V will work in that case...

The instructor was able to do but he was using a mac.

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Yup I found the part where he does it, and I can't do it either. Not using Windows. My best guess is that because it's a terminal and is based on Ubuntu that the Mac understands it in some way that Windows doesn't. As Mac OS X is also based on a Linux variant (Darwin).

Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
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In my keyboard I have a key between the Alt Gr and the Ctrl that brings up the menu that you would bring up by right clicking or you could try "Shift + F10".

I hope that helps a little bit

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Well, I hope it helps him, but neither one of those work for me. The menu key brings up the context menu for the webpage itself (ie inspect element and so forth). The shift + F10 prints out a tilde :)

key between the Alt Gr and the Ctrl ? you mean the windows key?

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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The CTRL and Alt Gr on the right side of the keyboard should have the Windows key and another key between them. That's the one he means. But, again, doesn't work for me.

What is Alt Gr? I do not understand Gr

Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
Carlos Federico Puebla Larregle
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Graphical, it should be placed at the right of the space bar. The button I was telling you about is the one with the "menu/pointer" looking.

got it.

I have the button on my keyboard, which is shortcut of the right click of the mouse, which does not give me the option to paste.

Nicolas Bassano
Nicolas Bassano
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pfff, this is a little bit old but ill post anyway.

It works for me in W10 Powershell.

I can copy from anywhere I want and when I "right click" on the python console it pastes whatever Ive copied.

Using Python 3.5.2

mengtingheth
mengtingheth
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None of these works for me, tried "shift + F10", "right click", "left click", " CTRL + V", has anyone figured out a way of pasting content?

I can paste into the console using the right click button on my mouse. I haven't found a keyboard shortcut that works on my Mac.

Anders Axelsen
Anders Axelsen
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I had the same problem in IE on windows. I solved it by rewriting the number myself. Ofcourse, this isn't optimal. However, it trains your motor-memory.

same problem here. I just wrote out the number but I'm sure that gets tedious...