May 27, 2023 — Copy and paste is not working on Mac 1. Open Finder; 2. Type paste in the search bar. 3. Highlight paste, press the X button, then press the Force Quit button If you are still having problems with copy and paste working, you can also try using your third-party browser, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer, if you can find a good one (Google Chrome seems the easiest because it does it by default). For example, if you are having trouble copying text to the clipboard, try using your version of Chrome, or if there is something else you like better, take advantage of the many Chrome extensions that can do clipboard copy and paste. Click here to jump to the bottom of this page to find one. Have you found an error with copy and paste or have a tip for fixing it that is not listed above? Feel free to add them to the comments.