What is Ctrl + X keyboard shortcut for?

This shortcut is used by 215 programs in our database.

General description for this shortcut: Copy selected item to the clipboard and remove it from original location.

Popular programs using this shortcut

What this shortcut does in different programs?

  1. SketchUp - Cut
  2. Krita 4.2.2 - Cut
  3. Microsoft Excel 2019 - Cut
  4. Microsoft Word 2019 - Cut selected text to the Office Clipboard
  5. Opera - Move selection to clipboard

All programs

All programs using this shortcut, by category.


Ardour - Cut

Audacity - Cut

EasyWorship - Cut the selected text to the Windows clipboard

E-Sword - Cut Editors only

Firefox Quantum - Cut

GNOME - Cut (remove) selected text or items and place it on the clipboard.

GoldWave - Cuts the selection.

Maxthon - Cut

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 - Cut selected items, and copy them to the Clipboard

Mozilla Thunderbird - Cut selected search text

Mozilla Thunderbird - Cut

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

Opera - Move selection to clipboard

Quicken 2018 - Go to Transfer

Ubuntu - Cut the selected text/object

Vuze - Change filter-as-you-type to/from Regex searches

Text editing

Bluefish - Cut

Brackets - Cut

FocusWriter - Cut

gedit - Cut the selected text or region and place it on the clipboard

Joplin - Cut

KompoZer - Cut

Metapad - Cut

Microsoft FrontPage - Cut selected text to the Microsoft Office Clipboard.

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

Microsoft Word 2019 - Cut selected text to the Office Clipboard

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

Most used text editing - Cut selected text

Nano - Close the current file buffer / Exit from Nano

Notepad - Cut

Notepad2 - Cut

Nuance Power PDF - Cut selected item to clipboard

PDF-XChange Editor - Cut

PSPad - Cut

Scrivener 1.9.9 - Cut

Sublime Text - Cut line

TextRoom - Cut

Tomboy 0.23 - Cut the selected text

TreePad Lite - Cut

Wordpad - Cut a selection

WordPerfect X8 - Cut

WriteMonkey - Cut line / selection

Xodo - Cut

ZenWriter 2 - Cut


Adobe Dimension CC (Windows) - Cut

Adobe Illustrator - Cut

Adobe Premiere Pro (Windows) - Cut

Adobe XD (Windows) - Cut

ArtRage Studio Pro - Cut

AutoCAD - Cut object

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Cut

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Cut

Autodesk SketchBook (Windows) - Cut

Clip Studio Paint Pro - Cut

Corel Painter - Cut

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 - Cut

DraftSight 2019 - Copy entities to the clipboard and delete the entities

FastStone Image Viewer - Cut the selected part of the image

GIMP - Cut selection

Gravit Designer - Cut

HitFilm - Cut selection

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - Cut

Imagine (Image and Animation Viewer) - Cut

Inkscape - Cut selection

IrfanView - Cut

Kdenlive - Ripple Delete

Krita 3.0 - Cut

Krita 4.2.2 - Cut

LDCad - Cut (copy to clipboard and remove) the current selection. A dialog with extra options might first appear if needed

LightWave 3D - Cut

LightWave 3D - IKB calculate

Microsoft Paint - Cut selected area

Nuke - Cut selected item(s)

Nuke - Cut selected keys

Paint.NET - Cut

PaintShop Pro 2018 - Cut

Pinnacle Studio 22 - Cut to clipboard

PowerDirector 17 - Cut

ProgeCAD - Cut to Clipboard

QCad 3.22.0 - Cut

Shotcut - Cut

Siemens NX - Cut

SketchUp - Cut

SnagIt 13 - Cut

Substance Painter - Cut layer

Sweet Home 3D - Cut

Windows Movie Maker - Cut

System tools

Cisco IOS - Delete all characters from the cursor to the beginning of the command line

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

Everything - Cut selected items

FastStone Capture 9.2 - Cut the selected part

KDE Plasma Desktop - Cut

KDE Plasma Desktop - Cut

Developer tools

App Maker - Cut the selected widgets

App Maker - Cut the selected text

Atom (Windows) - core:cut

Atom (Windows) - native!

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

Autodesk Stingray - Cut selected keys

AWS Cloud9 IDE (Windows) - Cut

Code::Blocks 17.12 - Cut selected text

CoffeeCup HTML Editor - Cut

Eclipse - Cut

FBIde - Cut

FileMaker - Cut selected text

FileMaker - Cut

Free Pascal IDE - Line down

HeidiSQL - Cut

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

jEdit - Cut selected text to clipboard.

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

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

Notepad++ - Cut

Novelty Visual Novel Maker - Cut selection

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

Python IDLE for Windows - Copy selection into system-wide clipboard; then delete selection

Qt Creator - Cut

Roblox Studio - Cut

RStudio - Cut

SAP ABAP - Cut selection

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) - Cut (delete the currently selected item and place it to the Clipboard)

SQLyog - Cut

TouchDesigner - Cut

Unity - Cut

Unreal Engine - Cut

Valentina Studio - Cut selection to clipboard

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

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

Windows PowerShell ISE - (Script pane) Cut

WinHex - Cut

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

Web applications

Chromebook and Chrome OS - Cut

Joomla - Cut (Copy text, then remove it)

Webflow - Cut

WhatsApp Web and Desktop - Cut

WordPress - Cut

WordPress - Cut

File manager

Mp3tag - Cut tag or selected text

Multi Commander - Edit - Cut

PeaZip - Cut

Total Commander - Cut file

Xyplorer - Cut

Media player

GOM Player - Exit GOM Player when files are finished

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

PotPlayer 1.7 - Cycle built-in video transform filter usage

SMPlayer 19.5.0 - Close

Spotify - Cut


ChessBase 13 - Create a new database in the current directory

NetHack - Player info

Tibia - Cut the selected text and put it into the clipboard

Social & Messaging

Cisco Jabber - Cut

Claws Mail - Cut


Comodo IceDragon - Cut

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


Ableton Live 10 - Cut

Accounting CS - Cut

ActivePresenter 7 - Kes

Aegisub - Cut subtitles

AutoQuotes - Cut

Bluebeam Revu - Cut

CintaNotes 3.13 - Cut the selected notes into clipboard.

Confluence - Cut

draw.io - Cut

draw.io - Cut

Edraw Max 9.4 - Cut

Evernote for Windows - Cut

Figma - Cut

Final Draft 11 (Windows) - Cut

FL Studio 20 - Cut channel Steps/Score

FL Studio 20 - Cut selection

FL Studio 20 - Cut selection

Freemind - Cut

Google Sheets - Cut

Google Sheets (Android) - Cut

Guitar Pro - Cut

Huggle - Next contribution

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

LibreOffice - Cuts out the selected elements

Lucidchart - Cut

Melodyne 4 - Cut

Microsoft Access 2019 - Cut the selected control and copy it to the Clipboard

Microsoft Access 2019 - Cut the selected control and copy it to the Clipboard

Microsoft Access 2019 - Cut selected text in cell and place it on the Clipboard (in Edit mode)

Microsoft Access 2019 - Cut the selection and copy it to the Clipboard

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Cut

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Move the selected cells

Microsoft Excel 2019 - Cuts the selected cells

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

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

Microsoft Sticky Notes - Kes

MindMeister - Cut

MYOB AccountRight - Cut

Nimbus Note - Cut

Oracle RightNow - Cut

Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016 - Cut

QuickBooks Desktop - Cut

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

REAPER - Edit: Cut

REAPER - Edit: Cut

REAPER - Edit: Cut

Relativity - Cut

SimpleMind - Cut selected element

Tableau - Cut text selection (in captions, titles, formulas, etc.)

The Bat! - Cut text to clipboard

WavePad - Cut

WPS Office - Cuts the selected cells

Xactimate - Cut

yEd 3.19 - Cut


Alteryx - Cut

FreeCAD 0.18 - Cut

KiCad 5.0.2 - Cut

Maple - Cut Selection to Clipboard

Maple - or Clear the Line

Solidworks 2019 - Cut


BlackBerry Classic - Cut

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