How can I define a global shortcuts for copy, cut and paste?

I'm used to Mac's +C for copy and +V for paste. They are global, so I can use them interchanging data between CLI and GUI apps.

How can one configure global shortcuts, e.g ⊞ Win+C (copy) and ⊞ Win+V (paste) in Ubuntu 12.04?

  • Have you tried the same in Ubuntu? – Mitch Jun 8 '13 at 11:31
  • Yes. ⊞ Win+C pops the "search photos" screen. – Adam Matan Jun 8 '13 at 11:35
  • Try ⌘+C in Ubuntu – Mitch Jun 8 '13 at 11:37
  • I don't have a key - it's a windows laptop keyboard with a key. – Adam Matan Jun 8 '13 at 11:55
  • Take a look at my answer Here, and see if it helps. – Mitch Jun 8 '13 at 12:15

These are global shortcuts that work out of the box (tested with Debian 8.2) in terminals and GUI applications:

  • copy: Ctrl+Insert
  • paste: Shift+Insert
  • cut: Shift+Delete

I didn't test it but to change these shortcuts you could try: Use Shift+Insert to paste from clipboard in gnome-terminal?

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