Emacs: Setup Standard Copy Cut Paste Keys

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Standard keyboard shortcuts for Copy Paste

If you prefer standard keys such as Ctrl+c for copy, Ctrl+x for cut Ctrl+v for paste, then turn on CUA mode. Alt+x cua-mode to toggle it on/off.

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emacs29 cua mode menu 2023-08-13 hzHk

cua-mode activates the following keyboard shortcuts:

To have cua-mode always on, put this in your Emacs Init File:

;; make {copy, cut, paste, undo} have {C-c, C-x, C-v, C-z} keys
(cua-mode 1)

Standard keyboard shortcuts for {Open, Close, Save, Save As, Select All, etc}

If you want standard keys for

see Emacs: Xah Fly Keys

Emacs Copy/Paste