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Keyboard shortcut for Cut/Copy/Paste in Win XP .

Hi

Sorry for posting this message to so many groups, but I was not sure
which group the windows keyboard experts would be reading, so I
ventured to post it to all of them.

I want to map or create shortcut on the keyboard for Cut/Copy/Paste
functions. I can use the regular Control_X, C or V to do the same in
Windows XP, but I would rather press a single key just like in Sun
Solaris keyboards which have specific keys for these functions.

Is there any way that I could use some simpler shortcut like some of
the Function keys to Cut/Copy/Paste?

Any help will be very much appreciated. Thank you.

The Flyer
Jul 17 '05 #1
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> Is there any way that I could use some simpler shortcut like some of
the Function keys to Cut/Copy/Paste?


I am not aware of any way to change these keys in the OS, e.g. in Windows
Exploder. Even if you could change the keys in Windows, every application
also works with the same Ctrl C/X/V.

One solution might be to the get the Microsoft "Office" keyboard which has
additional function keys for these operations; other
brand keyboards have dedicated keys too. I suspect some keyboard remapping
software could make e.g. F5 perform Ctrl-C.

Ted Green ted -at- vedit.com
Jul 17 '05 #2
On 21 Feb 2004 14:04:23 -0800, am******@yahoo.com (The Flyer) wrote:
Hi

Sorry for posting this message to so many groups, but I was not sure
which group the windows keyboard experts would be reading, so I
ventured to post it to all of them.

I want to map or create shortcut on the keyboard for Cut/Copy/Paste
functions. I can use the regular Control_X, C or V to do the same in
Windows XP, but I would rather press a single key just like in Sun
Solaris keyboards which have specific keys for these functions.

Is there any way that I could use some simpler shortcut like some of
the Function keys to Cut/Copy/Paste?


Perhaps RegisterHotKey
Then pump in say Ctl V using Keybd_Event

You can find examples for these in the downloadable API Guide from
www.AllAPI.net
Jul 17 '05 #3

"The Flyer" <am******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Hi

Sorry for posting this message to so many groups, but I was not sure
which group the windows keyboard experts would be reading, so I
ventured to post it to all of them.

I want to map or create shortcut on the keyboard for Cut/Copy/Paste
functions. I can use the regular Control_X, C or V to do the same in
Windows XP, but I would rather press a single key just like in Sun
Solaris keyboards which have specific keys for these functions.

Is there any way that I could use some simpler shortcut like some of
the Function keys to Cut/Copy/Paste?

Any help will be very much appreciated. Thank you.

The Flyer


Key-to-function mapping is handled by each application in the Windows
environment, not by Windows itself. I could write an application in
which Ctrl-V was copy and Ctrl-C was paste, if I felt like it. Many
applications also assign specific functions to the F keys, such as F1 =
help, F7 = spell check, but again, it is up to each application. While
there are some conventions that many programs follow, they are not hard
and fast rules.

I don't think you will find a simpler mapping that will work
consistently across multiple applications. Once you look into it, the
Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V convention will start to look pretty good after
all.
Jul 17 '05 #4
Besides, how would you tell it what to copy, and where to paste?

Steve Gerrard wrote:

"The Flyer" <am******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:7e**************************@posting.google.c om...
Hi

Sorry for posting this message to so many groups, but I was not sure
which group the windows keyboard experts would be reading, so I
ventured to post it to all of them.

I want to map or create shortcut on the keyboard for Cut/Copy/Paste
functions. I can use the regular Control_X, C or V to do the same in
Windows XP, but I would rather press a single key just like in Sun
Solaris keyboards which have specific keys for these functions.

Is there any way that I could use some simpler shortcut like some of
the Function keys to Cut/Copy/Paste?

Any help will be very much appreciated. Thank you.

The Flyer


Key-to-function mapping is handled by each application in the Windows
environment, not by Windows itself. I could write an application in
which Ctrl-V was copy and Ctrl-C was paste, if I felt like it. Many
applications also assign specific functions to the F keys, such as F1 =
help, F7 = spell check, but again, it is up to each application. While
there are some conventions that many programs follow, they are not hard
and fast rules.

I don't think you will find a simpler mapping that will work
consistently across multiple applications. Once you look into it, the
Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V convention will start to look pretty good after
all.

Jul 17 '05 #5

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