Ctrl+C does not work in all programs


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Lev G

Under Win 7 command Ctrl+C does not work in all programs. Other commands
containing Ctrl working properly. Replacing the keyboard does not remedy the
situation.
Where should I look for faultiness?

Thank you
Lev
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Lev G said:
Under Win 7 command Ctrl+C does not work in all programs. Other commands containing Ctrl
working properly. Replacing the keyboard does not remedy the situation.
Where should I look for faultiness?

Thank you
Lev
This is not a fault.

HotKeys are not guaranteed across all applications. Any program can define HotKeys any
way they choose.
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Under Win 7 command Ctrl+C does not work in all programs. Other commands
containing Ctrl working properly. Replacing the keyboard does not remedy the
situation.
Where should I look for faultiness?

There's no place to look, and there's nothing to fix. It has nothing
to do with the keyboard, and nothing to do with Windows 7. It has to
do with the particular program; it's simply that not all authors of
programs implement that particular hotkey, nor any others.

Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
 
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VanguardLH

Lev G said:
Under Win 7 command Ctrl+C ...
This newsgroup discusses Windows *XP*. The newsgroup for Windows 7 is
over at:

alt.windows7.general
... does not work in all programs. Other commands containing Ctrl
working properly. ...
Depends on the *unidentified* program. Maybe it has its own use for
Ctrl+C. Maybe it has configurable hotkeys and they've been defined to
include a redefinition of Ctrl+C. So far, only you know what is are the
programs where Ctrl+C does not work as expected.

It could also be you have other software that redefined this key
combination but only activates for those programs (e.g., Autohotkey or
AutoIt which trigger when they find you loaded those program). You
might have some key remapper running in the background.
... Replacing the keyboard does not remedy the situation. ...
Not a hardware issue. You didn't identify the SOFTWARE programs where
you expected Ctrl+C to work as the Copy [to clipboard] function.
Where should I look for faultiness?
First, check the unidentified programs. You didn't identify them so
only you know them. Read their help or ask its author about the masking
or overriding of the Ctrl+C keyboard combination.

Second, check what background programs you load on Windows startup and
login since those can affect behavior of programs. See if loading
Windows in its Safe Mode (which eliminates the vast majority of startup
programs) gets rid of the problem. If so, a program you load on Windows
startup or on login is causing the problem.
 
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Bert

In news:kb50ei$ef8$1@news.albasani.net VanguardLH said:
This newsgroup discusses Windows *XP*. The newsgroup for Windows 7 is
over at:

alt.windows7.general
On some news servers. Many won't add a new "alt.*" newsgroup unless a
subscriber asks for it by name.
 
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VanguardLH

Bert said:
On some news servers. Many won't add a new "alt.*" newsgroup unless a
subscriber asks for it by name.
OP won't know until he looks on his NNTP server. If his particular
choice of NNTP provider doesn't peer that group then he can add a
freebie one to his NNTP client, like Albasani or Eternal-September.
 
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Lev G

Thanks to everyone who gave me the valuable advice.
Lev

"Lev G" wrote in message
Under Win 7 command Ctrl+C does not work in all programs. Other commands
containing Ctrl working properly. Replacing the keyboard does not remedy the
situation.
Where should I look for faultiness?

Thank you
Lev
 

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