I tried rebooting ubuntu couple of times but the shortcuts like Ctrl+v and Ctrl+c is not working in any workspace or browser to do basic copy paste action. Not even Ctrl+Shift+c and Ctrl+Shift+v is working in terminal. Is this the recurring bug from previous version. does we have solution at hand ?

  • Are you switching keyboard layouts with <Ctrl+Shift>? What is your current desktop? How many keyboard layouts do you have? – N0rbert Oct 20 '18 at 16:12
  • No I have not switched layouts, I have just upgraded from 16.10 to 18.04.1 LTS. I didn't have this problem in previous version. I have dual boot on dell laptop with default english keypad as settings. – Kuldeep bhatt Oct 20 '18 at 16:26

So apparently this worked,

When I enter settings->device->keyboard ,then reset all shortcut-key. All default shortcut key works normally including Ctrl + C & Ctrl + V.

  • I have tried that but it didn't work for me. There is just one shortcut that is not working (Shift+Insert) because at some point I've tried to assign it to some other custom shortcut. Default behaviour does not restore after a reset unfortunately. – wranvaud May 15 '19 at 7:11

By any chance: have you enabled "pointer location" in google-tweaks? This was the culprit for me. Disabling this feature that highlights the pointer when Ctrl key is pressed solved the problem for me.

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