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    Jeff is offline New Member
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    Default Ctrl+C

    Hi -

    Is there a way to get Ctrl+C to simply copy whatever is selected to the Clipboard instead of bringing up a context menu forcing you to then select Copy? (This is the way Ctrl+C used to work in Windows XP, and I'm pretty sure it's supposed to work the same way in Vista.)

    For example, if I select some text in Notepad and then press Ctrl+C, I get a context menu listing:

    Undo
    Cut
    Copy
    Paste
    Delete
    Select All
    Right to Left Reading order
    Show Unicode control characters
    Insert Unicode control character >
    Open IME
    Reconversion (grayed)

    If I then select Copy from the context menu, the function works fine. I'm just trying to eliminate the unnecessary extra step.

    This context menu behavior occurs in several applications (including Internet Explorer, Word 2007, Notepad, Windows Explorer), so I'm guessing it's controlled by Windows, but I'm not sure. Also, it happens most of the time, not all the time.

    Thanks for any help.



    - Jeff

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    Paul Montgomery Guest

    Default Re: Ctrl+C

    On Sat, 2 Aug 2008 00:02:15 +0530, Jeff <Jeff.3dh94v@winvistaclub.com>
    wrote:

    >Hi -
    >
    >Is there a way to get Ctrl+C to simply copy whatever is selected to the
    >Clipboard instead of bringing up a context menu forcing you to then
    >select Copy? (This is the way Ctrl+C used to work in Windows XP, and
    >I'm pretty sure it's supposed to work the same way in Vista.)


    That's how it works here!

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    OK Paul. But does anyone know how to fix the problem that I described??

    - Jeff

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    Ken Blake, MVP Guest

    Default Re: Ctrl+C

    On Sat, 2 Aug 2008 00:02:15 +0530, Jeff <Jeff.3dh94v@winvistaclub.com>
    wrote:


    > Is there a way to get Ctrl+C to simply copy whatever is selected to the
    > Clipboard instead of bringing up a context menu forcing you to then
    > select Copy? (This is the way Ctrl+C used to work in Windows XP, and
    > I'm pretty sure it's supposed to work the same way in Vista.)



    I don't have a solution for you, but I'll confirm that XP and Vista
    work exactly the same way in this regard. Yes, that's the way Ctrl-C
    normally should work (the copy is direct and there should not be a
    context menu) and that's the way it works here.

    I've never seen the behavior you describe, but it almost seems like
    Windows for some reason thinks you pressed Alt-E rather than Ctrl-C.

    Especially since you say that this doesn't happen all the time, I
    wonder if it could be a flaky keyboard. Can you try another one?


    > For example, if I select some text in Notepad and then press Ctrl+C, I
    > get a context menu listing:
    >
    > _U_ndo
    > Cu_t_
    > _C_opy
    > _P_aste
    > _D_elete
    > Select _A_ll
    > _R_ight to Left Reading order
    > _S_how Unicode control characters
    > _I_nsert Unicode control character >
    > _O_pen IME
    > _R_econversion (grayed)
    >
    > If I then select Copy from the context menu, the function works fine.
    > I'm just trying to eliminate the unnecessary extra step.
    >
    > This context menu behavior occurs in several applications (including
    > Internet Explorer, Word 2007, Notepad, Windows Explorer), so I'm
    > guessing it's controlled by Windows, but I'm not sure. Also, it happens
    > most of the time, not all the time.
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    > - Jeff
    >
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    Paul Montgomery Guest

    Default Re: Ctrl+C

    On Sat, 2 Aug 2008 00:59:58 +0530, Jeff <Jeff.3dhcb2@winvistaclub.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >OK Paul. But does anyone know how to fix the problem that I
    >described??


    Ken Blake is a lot more skilled with Vista than I am or ever will be. Try
    his suggestion to switch keyboards.

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    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Default Re: Ctrl+C

    "Jeff" <Jeff.3dh94v@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    news:Jeff.3dh94v@winvistaclub.com...
    > Is there a way to get Ctrl+C to simply copy whatever is selected to the
    > Clipboard instead of bringing up a context menu forcing you to then
    > select Copy? (This is the way Ctrl+C used to work in Windows XP, and
    > I'm pretty sure it's supposed to work the same way in Vista.)
    >
    > For example, if I select some text in Notepad and then press Ctrl+C, I
    > get a context menu listing:
    >
    > _U_ndo
    > Cu_t_
    > _C_opy
    > _P_aste
    > _D_elete
    > Select _A_ll
    > _R_ight to Left Reading order
    > _S_how Unicode control characters
    > _I_nsert Unicode control character >
    > _O_pen IME
    > _R_econversion (grayed)
    >
    > If I then select Copy from the context menu, the function works fine.
    > I'm just trying to eliminate the unnecessary extra step.
    >
    > This context menu behavior occurs in several applications (including
    > Internet Explorer, Word 2007, Notepad, Windows Explorer), so I'm
    > guessing it's controlled by Windows, but I'm not sure. Also, it happens
    > most of the time, not all the time.


    Crap in the keyboard can cause weird behaviour. Try another keyboard, and
    if that is fine, you can try cleaning the faulty one with a strong vacuum
    cleaner, or try take the keys off and clean (takes a while).

    ss.



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