What is Ctrl + C keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 314 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Copy selected item to the clipboard. In command line, it aborts current operation.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. Krita 4.2.2 - Copy
  2. SketchUp - Copy
  3. PuTTY - Kill whatever you are running
  4. Microsoft Word 2019 - Copy selected text or graphics to the Office Clipboard.
  5. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Copy

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.


Arch Linux - Kills current task

Ardour - Copy

Audacity - Copy

Celestia - Copy location URL to your clipboard

EasyWorship - Copy selected text to the Windows clipboard

EasyWorship - Toggles text on the live output on and off

E-Sword - Copy

Firefox Quantum - Copy

Foxit PDF Reader 2.0 - Copy

GNOME - Copy selected text or items to the clipboard.

GoldWave - Copies the selection.

Maxthon - Copy

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Copy selected items to the Clipboard

Microsoft Photos App - Copy

Mozilla Thunderbird - Copy selected text

Mozilla Thunderbird - Copy

Mozilla Thunderbird - Copy (selected events, tasks or text)

OBS Studio - Copy source

Opera - Copy selection to clipboard

Roll20 - opy selected object(s)

Ubuntu - Copy the selected text/object

uTorrent - Copy selected logger tab text, copy statistics dialog text

WinDirStat - Copy path

Windows 10 Maps - Copy to clipboard

Wunderlist - Copy selected To-do

Text editing

Bluefish - Copy

Brackets - Copy

CudaText 1.88.3 - Copy to clipboard

Evince 3.32 - Copy highlighted text.

FocusWriter - Copy

gedit - Copy the selected text or region onto the clipboard

iA Writer - Copy

Joplin - Copy

KompoZer - Copy

Metapad - Copy

Microsoft FrontPage - Copy text or graphics.

Microsoft OneNote - Copy the selected text or item to the Clipboard

Microsoft Word 2019 - Copy selected text or graphics to the Office Clipboard.

Most used text editing - Copy selected text

Nano - Display the position of the cursor

Notepad - Copy

Notepad2 - Copy

Nuance Power PDF - Copy selected item to clipboard

OneNote for the web - Copy

PDF-XChange Editor - Copy the selection to the clipboard.

PSPad - Copy

Scrivener 1.9.9 - Copy

TextRoom - Copy

Tomboy 0.23 - Copy the selected text

TreePad Lite - Copy

Typora 0.9.81 - Copy

Wordpad - Copy a selection to the Clipboard

WordPerfect X8 - Copy

WriteMonkey - Copy line / selection

Xodo - Copy

ZenWriter 2 - Copy

Zim - Copy the selected page to clipboard


ACDSee Free - Copies the currently displayed image to the Clipboard

ACDSee Free - Copies the currently displayed image to the Clipboard

Adobe Dimension CC (Windows) - Copy

Adobe Illustrator - Copy

Adobe Photoshop CC - Copy

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Copy

Adobe XD (Windows) - Copy

Adobe XD (Windows) - Bottom

ArtRage Studio Pro - Copy

AutoCAD - Copy object

Autodesk Maya 2019 - Copy

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Copy

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Copy

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Copy

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Copy

Corel Painter - Copy

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 - Copy

Darktable 2.6.3 - Copy history > Copy all

Darktable 2.6.3 - Filmstrip > Copy history

DraftSight 2019 - Copy entities to the clipboard

Easel - Copy

FaceRig Studio - Copy

FastStone Image Viewer - Copy the whole or part (if selected) of the image to the windows Clipboard

GIMP - Copy selection

Gravit Designer - Copy

HitFilm - Copy selection

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - Copy

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - Copy

Inkscape - Copy selection

Inkscape - copy color

IrfanView - Copy

Krita 3.0 - Copy

Krita 4.2.2 - Copy

LDCad - Copy the selection's LDraw data to the clipboard. A dialog with additional options might appear if needed

LightWave 3D - Copy

LightWave 3D - Clone selected item

Microsoft Paint - Copy selected area

MyPaint - Copy current layer content

Nimbus Capture (PC) - Copy

Nuke - Copy selected item(s)

Nuke - Copy selected node(s)

Nuke - Copy selected keys

Paint.NET - Kopyala

PaintShop Pro 2018 - Copy

PhotoScape - Copy

PhotoScape - Copy to clipboard

Pinnacle Studio 22 - Copy to clipboard

PowerDirector 17 - Copy

ProgeCAD - Copy to Clipboard

QCad 3.22.0 - Copy

Shotcut - Copy

Siemens NX - Copy

Simplify3D - Copy selection

SketchUp - Copy

SnagIt 13 - Copy

Substance Painter - Copy layer

Sweet Home 3D - Copy

Tinkercad - Copy selected objects

Windows Movie Maker - Copy

System tools

Bash (Unix shell) - Kill current foreground process running in the terminal

Cisco IOS - Exit / End config mode

Command Line - Copy currently selected text

Command Line - Abort the current line you’re typing or a command that is currently executing

ConEmu (190623 alpha) - Copy: Current selection as plain text

CopyQ 3.8 - Copy selected items

Ditto - Copy Clips between Groups (this does not use the Windows Clipboard)

Everything - Copy selected items

FastStone Capture 9.2 - Copy the whole part or part (if selected) of the image

KDE Plasma Desktop - Copy

KDE Plasma Desktop - Copy

Listary 5.0 - Copy

SyncBack - Copy

XenCenter - Copy selected text to the clipboard

Xterm - Cancel or exit current command

Developer tools

App Maker - Copy the selected widgets

App Maker - Copy the selected text

Atom (Windows) - core:copy

Atom (Windows) - native!

Atom (Windows) - (Source: Tree View) tree-view:copy

Autodesk Stingray - Copy selected keys

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - Abort CLI Command

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - Copy

Code::Blocks 17.12 - Copy selected text

CoffeeCup HTML Editor - Copy

Delphi - Copy word under Cursor / selected block

Eclipse - Copy

FBIde - Copy

FileMaker - Copy selected text

FileMaker - (with no objects selected) Copy all text in a record

FileMaker - Copy

Git Tower (Windows) - Copy SHA-1 hashes of selected commits to clipboard

HeidiSQL - Copy

HxD 2.3 - Copy

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows, Linux) - Copy current line to clipboard

IPython Shell - Interrupt current Python command

jEdit - Copy selected text to clipboard.

Matlab - (in the command window) Force Matlab to abort

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - Edit.Copy

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (All shortcuts) - OtherContextMenus.UITestEditorContextMenu.CopyReferencetoClipboard

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Most used shortcuts) - Edit.Copy

Notepad++ - Copy

Novelty Visual Novel Maker - Copy selection

PyCharm 2018.2 - Copy a current line or a selected code block to the Clipboard.

Python IDLE for Windows - Copy selection into system-wide clipboard

Qt Creator - Copy

Qt Linguist 5.13 - Copy

Roblox Studio - Copy

RStudio - Copy

SAP ABAP - Copy selection

Skipper - Create Comment

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Copy to the Clipboard

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Copies entire selected row in grid

SQL Server Profiler - Copy selection

SQLyog - Copy

TouchDesigner - Copy

TouchDesigner - Copy

Unity - Copy

Unreal Engine - Copy

Valentina Studio - Copy selection to clipboard

Visual Studio Code (Linux) - Copy line (empty selection)

Visual Studio Code (Windows) - Copy line (empty selection)

Visual Studio Code (Windows) - Copy selection

Windows PowerShell ISE - (Script pane, Command Pane, Output Pane) Copy

WinHex - Copy

winIDEA - Copy the selection and put it on to the Clipboard

Web applications

Chromebook and Chrome OS - Copy selected content to the clipboard

Elementor - Copy

Google Data Studio - Copy

Joomla - Copy selected (highlighted) text

Shopify - Copy

Webflow - Copy

WhatsApp Web and Desktop - Copy

WordPress - Copy

WordPress - Copy

File manager

FileZilla - Stop the current operation

Mp3tag - Copy tag or selected text

Multi Commander - Edit - Copy

PeaZip - Copy

PuTTY - Kill whatever you are running

Total Commander - Copy file

WinNc - Copy files to clipboard

WinRAR - Copy files to clipboard

WinSCP - Compare files in panels

Xyplorer - Copy

Xyplorer - Copy Preview

Media player

Amarok (Windows) - Copy the Currently Playing Artist and Title to the Clipboard

BSPlayer - Go to DVD chapters menu

GOM Player - Copy current frame

iTunes 11 for Windows - Copy the selected song’s information or artwork

mpv - Quit

MusicBee - Copy tags and artwork only

PotPlayer 1.7 - Copy current source frame to clipboard

SMPlayer 19.5.0 - Kompakt mod

Spotify - Copy

VLC Media Player - Open capture device


Assetto Corsa - Toggle AI driver

Battlezone 98 Redux - Chat to another player in multiplayer

ChessBase 13 - Mark selected games for copying

ChessBase 13 - Mark all games for copying

Company of Heroes - Activate mini-map capture point ping

CoSpaces Edu - Copy selected objects

CoSpaces Edu - Copy selected blocks

FlightGear - Toggle panel/cockpit hotspot visibility

FlightGear - Show panel / cockpit hotspots

The Secret of Monkey Island - Exit game

Tibia - Copy the selected text into the clipboard

Total War: Attila - Select all cavalry

Warcraft III - Center on the unit with the active portrait

Social & Messaging

Cisco Jabber - Copy

Claws Mail - Copy

Claws Mail - Copy

Pidgin - Join a chat

Zimbra Web Client - Copy appointment


1Password - Copy the selected item detail to the clipboard.

Comodo IceDragon - Copy

Kaspersky Internet Security - Copy selected data to the clipboard (except passwords, bank card PIN codes, and bank account PIN codes)


Ableton Live 10 - Copy

Accounting CS - Copy

ActivePresenter 7 - Copy

Aegisub - Copy subtitles to the clipboard

Asana - Copy Selected Tasks

AutoQuotes - Copy

Bluebeam Revu - Copy

CintaNotes 3.13 - Copy the selected notes’ text into clipboard.

Confluence - Copy

draw.io - Copy

draw.io - Copy

Edraw Max 9.4 - Copy

Evernote for Windows - Copy

Excel for the web - Copy

Figma - Copy

Final Draft 11 (Windows) - Copy

FL Studio 20 - Copy channel Steps/Score

FL Studio 20 - Copy selection

FL Studio 20 - Copy selection

Freemind - Copy

Google Sheets - Copy

Google Sheets (Android) - Copy

Guitar Pro - Copy

Hatim 4 - Open Juz list

Huggle - Latest contribution

Lacerte - Copy a property (Active in the list panel only)

LibreOffice - Copies the selected items

Lucidchart - Copy

Melodyne 4 - Copy

Microsoft Access 2019 - Copy the selected control to the Clipboard

Microsoft Access 2019 - Copy the selected control to the Clipboard

Microsoft Access 2019 - Copy selected text in cell to the Clipboard (in Edit mode)

Microsoft Access 2019 - Copy the selection to the Clipboard

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Copy

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Copy the selected cells

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Copies the selected cells

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Copy selected text, object, or slide

Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (Creating presentations) - Copy selected object or text

Microsoft Sticky Notes - Copy

MindMeister - Copy

MYOB AccountRight - Copy

Nimbus Note - Copy

Oracle RightNow - Copy

Oracle RightNow - Copy

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Copy

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Accept a task request

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Copy

QuickBooks Desktop - Copy

REAPER - Edit: Copy items/tracks/envelope points (depending on focus) ignoring time selection

REAPER - Edit: Copy

REAPER - Edit: Copy

REAPER - Edit: Copy

Relativity - Copy

SimpleMind - Copy selected element

Tableau - Copy selected data

The Bat! - Copy message to folder

The Bat! - Purge and compact

The Bat! - Copy text to clipboard

Traktor Pro 3 - Slot stop / Delete / Load from list (Remix Deck~)

UiPath Studio - Copies the selected activity or activities to the clipboard

WavePad - Copy (or, Copy Cycle)

WPS Office - Copies the selected cells

Xactimate - Copy

yEd 3.19 - Copy


Alteryx - Copy

Alteryx - Click inside the box containing the color values and use this shortcut to copy the color value

FreeCAD 0.18 - Copy

FreeCAD 0.18 - Copy

GeoGebra - Copy

KiCad 5.0.2 - Copy

Maple - Copy Selection to Clipboard

Maple - Interrupt the Currently Executing Command

Onshape 1.98 - Copy

Solidworks 2019 - Copy

Solidworks 2019 - Use these keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste, similar to Windows functionality.

Solidworks 2019 - Sketches. Copies and pastes sketch entities.

Solidworks 2019 - Parts. Copies and pastes sketches.

Solidworks 2019 - Assemblies. Copies and pastes parts and subassemblies. If you select a feature in the FeatureManager design tree, you can copy and paste the feature as an assembly-level feature.

Solidworks 2019 - Drawings. Copies and pastes drawing views.

Tekla Structures 20 - Copy


BlackBerry Classic - Copy

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