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Poll: Curious how many regularly use CTRL+INSERT and SHIFT+INSERT

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    davewill

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    - I use CTRL+INSERT and SHIFT+INSERT exclusively

    - I use CTRL+C and CTRL+V exclusively

    -I use both combinations interchangeably.

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    DCMonkey

    - I use CTRL+C and CTRL+V exclusively

    I used to use the other ones back when they were the standard on Windows, but when programs started making the transition to Ctrl+X/C/V I had to relearn them pretty quickly. A program I was using alot only supported Ctrl+X for cut and not Shift+Del. And it only had one level of undo. :/

     

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    W3bbo

    The X/C/V combination is just so natural to me, and it works in other ways too: X looks like a pair of scissors for cutting, 'C' for copy, and 'V' rhymes with 'P' for paste. It's also an easy keystroke with my left-hand.

    Whereas the Ctrl+Ins/Shift+Ins combinations require more finger-acrobatics and movement, but it depends on what kind of keyboard you're using. I imagine on a laptop keyboard it might be easier since the keys are closer.

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    PerfectPhase

     I use CTRL+C and CTRL+V exclusively

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    magicalclick

    What do they do?

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    Bas

    For the longest time, I used Ctrl+Insert/Shift+Insert exclusiely because I was so used to that in QuickBasic 4.5. It probably took me about ten years to gradually switch to Ctrl+C Ctrl+V exclusively.

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    Blue Ink

    Had been using them interchangeably for ages, until I got a nasty notebook keyboard, with Ins and Del in odd places and two sizes too small.

    It's strictly CTRL+C/V/X since then (and a lots of CTRL+Z)

     

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    CKurt

    @PerfectPhase: - I use CTRL+C and CTRL+V exclusively

    Never even knew CTRL + INSERT did something. Must be the young generation or something.

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    W3bbo

    , magicalclick wrote

    What do they do?

    Shift+Ins is equivalent to Ctrl+V, aka Paste

    Ctrl+Ins is equivalent to Ctrl+C, aka Copy.

    Shift+Del is equivalent to Ctrl+X, aka Cut.

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    JoshRoss

    I'm glad you have me three choices, because I didn't know what the ctrl / shift + ins did.

    I use CTRL+C and CTRL+V exclusively.

    It would be funny if you asked who copy and pastes via the edit menu!

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    zian

    , Bas wrote

    For the longest time, I used Ctrl+Insert/Shift+Insert exclusiely because I was so used to that in QuickBasic 4.5. It probably took me about ten years to gradually switch to Ctrl+C Ctrl+V exclusively.

    Wow, that takes me back. I started on QB on a Win98 computer. I was already used to CTRL+C/X/V and every time I used QB I had to remember to use the mouse instead of CTRL+C/X/V.

    On a more positive note, I first learned about F5 and F9 there.

     

     

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    elmer

    I use both combinations, depending on the app.

    My default tendency is to Ctrl+Ins/Shift+Ins (a habit) but many apps don't support it.

    Adobe apps tend to ignore Ctrl+Ins/Shift+Ins ...much to my constant frustration.

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    cheong

    - I use both combinations interchangeably.

    I'm more comfortable with Ctrl/Shift-Insert, but depending on keyboard layout (such as when using notebook), I might just use Ctrl-X/C

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    Sven Groot

    I use both. Normally I use X/C/V exclusively, but sometimes, if I happen to have to cut something and my fingers are already in the right place, the old shift-delete reflex still kicks in. Old habits die hard.

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    Dr Herbie

    X/C/V Exclusively -- only recently found out about the ctrl-insert/shift-insert keys, but it's too late now.

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    jmzl666

    X/C/V Exclusively, i used ctrl-insert/shift-insert with turbo c many years ago.

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    ManipUni

    X/C/V exclusively. Didn't know about the others, and frankly they are located on the half of the keyboard I never use.

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    ZippyV

    X/C/V exclusively.

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