How to copy and paste using trackpad gestures?

Hey guys! I recently started using BetterTouchTool, so I apologize if my question is basic.

I use a setup with magic mouse + magic trackpad + magic keyboard.

What I want to do is this: define two trackpad gestures, one for copying, one for pasting. I would be very happy if this worked for any item (files, images etc), but I'm already satisfied if it works for text.

Something like:

  • 1 Finger Tap Top Left: copies the selected text (or item) to the clipboard
  • 1 Finger Tap Top Right: pastes the last content from the clipboard (the one previously selected)
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I was able to create the paste gesture (text only), as below:

However, I haven't found any way to create a copy gesture.

I ask for your help with this issue


I reckon you could always make the gesture trigger a ⌘+C (shortcut for Copy, for most Mac apps)