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I just figured out that using Shift+Delete on text induces the Cut command.

You see, over the past several months, I have been trying to figure out why I would sometimes have my deleted text replace what I had in the clipboard! Like, I would put a web address or something into the clipboard and then begin typing my reply here on OCN. But then sometimes I would find that I'd want to delete a large portion of a sentence or something, so I would use Shift+Left Arrow (or Shift+Home or Shift+End, or whatever is practical at the moment). This is a keyboard-navigation way of selecting large portions of text. So after doing it, I would immediately hit Delete and keep moving and then later press Ctrl+V only to get the text I deleted a few minutes prior.

Well, I just realized what I was doing: for some reason, I would continue holding down the Shift key while pressing Delete. lol So, from now on I hope that I remember to let go of the Shift key before pressing Delete.

Wow.
    
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(PS I didn't know that either}
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Contagion View Post


(PS I didn't know that either}
hehe thank you.

But yeah, that's why I posted this. I am hoping that I am not the only one raging and going "WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING?!?! AARRRGGGGGHHHHH!! SHIVER ME TIMBERS!" etc.
    
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I use shift-delete to "cut" all the time in preference to ctrl-x. It's also worth noting that shift-insert performs a "paste" operation . Those key combinations are much easier for my feeblely coordinated fingers to perform than ctrl-x etc wink.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by infected rat;15617803 
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I use shift-delete to "cut" all the time in preference to ctrl-x. It's also worth noting that shift-insert performs a "paste" operation . Those key combinations are much easier for my feeblely coordinated fingers to perform than ctrl-x etc wink.gif

I know!. After writing my guide I switched to doing it that way because my pinky kept cramping up from holding down Ctrl so much lol

Here is the complete Windows 7 shortcut list if anyone wants to know wink.gif
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Keyboard-shortcuts
Edited by Sean Webster - 11/8/11 at 8:39am
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That's actually news to me too xD
Just tried it a few times in this message a few times too..

Although I still find Ctrl + Z,X,C,V quicker due to how close they are ^^''
 
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I think we need a thread on keyboard shortcuts.
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post #8 of 14
I always wondered why I would paste previously deleted text. Thanks for the knowledge boost.
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post #9 of 14
I never knew this either, but I would have to assume it's for left handed people.
    
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Holy thread necroing Batman!
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