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Windows 7: Shift+Del somehow became identical to ctrl+v?

23 Feb 2010   #1
asciident

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Shift+Del somehow became identical to ctrl+v?

Hi. In the last couple of weeks, I've noticed that using shift+del in text input areas, such as Notepad, OOo Writer, browser text fields, etc - pretty much anywhere I can input text - shift+del is acting identically to ctrl+v. I don't know why this is occurring and I want to make it stop. I have not intentionally done anything to change key mapping.

Does anyone know anything about shift+del acting identically to ctrl+v? I know that shift+del is used to bypass the Recycle Bin when deleting files, and in fact that is the only topic I can find when Googling about this (adding "paste" does not seem to help my search results).

ETA: I should add that my keyboard is pretty standard and nothing had changed with it since I started noticing this...


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23 Feb 2010   #2
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

The behavior you are getting is the old-school shortcut method. Windows honors both the old shortcuts and the new shortcuts

SHIFT+DEL -> Cut -> CTRL+X
CTRL+INS -> Copy -> CTRL+C
SHIFT+INS -> Paste -> CTRL+V

btw, SHIFT+DEL is CUT and not PASTE. SHIFT+INS is PASTE
Table of keyboard shortcuts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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23 Feb 2010   #3
asciident

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
The behavior you are getting is the old-school shortcut method. Windows honors both the old shortcuts and the new shortcuts

SHIFT+DEL -> Cut -> CTRL+X
CTRL+INS -> Copy -> CTRL+C
SHIFT+INS -> Paste -> CTRL+V

btw, SHIFT+DEL is CUT and not PASTE. SHIFT+INS is PASTE
Table of keyboard shortcuts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yes, I know it not supposed to be paste. But it is pasting, nonetheless.

I think perhaps my keyboard may be at fault and is triggering both delete and insert, but I'm not sure.
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23 Feb 2010   #4
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Try using another keyboard (if possible) and check if its works. It could be a problem with your keyboard.

on a side note: Are you using any other keyboard layout other than QWERTY or any language pack ?
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