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bradbell
 
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Post Posted October 10th, 2019, 3:50 pm

In a gnome terminal Shift Control C is used for copy; see
https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-term ... te.html.en

In firefox it has a different purpose
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... _shortcuts

It seems to me that keyborad short cuts should use the standard for the windowing system,
and not the particular application; e.g., Control C should be a copy under windows but not
under gnome ?

bradbell
 
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Post Posted November 25th, 2019, 2:42 pm

Reading down further in
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... _shortcuts

One sees that in firefox Control C (Control V) is used for copy (paste).
I suppose that one has to remember that firefox uses the Windows system short cut when in other windowing systems.

dickvl

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Post Posted November 25th, 2019, 5:57 pm

I'm not sure why you would bring this up because in most applications on Linux Copy is always Ctrl+C.
The MDN article you refers to is about keyboard shortcuts for the developer tools.
The shortcuts listed there (and there are a lot) are only specific for the developer tools and not for other cases where copy is used.
as far as I know then on Linux Shift Control C for Copy instead of Ctrl+C is only used in a few cases with the terminal most prominent.
You also need to use Ctrl+Shift+Q to close the terminal instead of Ctrl+Q, so for the terminal there are a lot of exceptions.

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