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Somehow in my fresh installed ubuntu box, CTRL+SHIFT+C is not copying the selected text, even though the edit menu "Copy" works and says that CTRL+SHIFT+C is bound to copy the selected text.

How can I get CTRL+SHIFT+C working again?

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    Is this in a "real" Ubuntu installation on hardware, or a VM or remote installation? – tu-Reinstate Monica-dor duh Feb 24 '16 at 3:51
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Using xev I found out that the key combination wasn't sending any event at all. Doing some research on my computar model (MSI G72 6QD Dominator), I found out that this was due to a buggy Firmware.

I upgraded my firmware and the problem was fixed.

  • Remember to choose your own answer as accepted when it's available to you :) – Promille Feb 24 '16 at 14:19

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