stole those keyboard shortcut
s from MacOS
I muchly prefer MS's oldschool keymap (used for DOS
, still present in windows
) (this is probably because I use the dvorak
layout, where X, C, and V aren't in a row):
- Cut - SHIFT + DEL
- Copy - CTRL + INS
- Paste - SHIFT + INS
I've noticed a difference in programs in which you can't modify the data, such as Xterm
where left mouse button
selects, right extends, and middle pastes.
98's console uses an annoying rectangular selection box
icon to copy and a paste
icon to paste.
Win2k and XP have a system where clicking inside the window enters "select mode", enabling you to retry drawing the rectangle until you right click
, and the selected text is copied to the clipboard.
also see: How to cut and paste in Mac OS
and cut and paste in X